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World War 1 Veteran's Widow

Also George Cross / Victoria Cross recipients, their spouses or their widow/ers.

If you have a World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass, you are entitled to free travel on public transport in NSW.

Your attendant can travel with you for free if your pass is marked "Plus Attendant".

You must carry your World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass as proof of entitlement, or you may be fined.

Free travel is generally not available on private ferries, event shuttle buses, charter bus services or Great Southern Rail services.

Ticket options

On the Opal network, present your World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Passs to transport staff for free travel.

To be able to open gates at train stations and ferry wharves without staff, you can apply for a free travel Opal card. It is optional and for convenience. It is not a requirement for free travel.

If you do not have your proof of entitlement card, you are required to pay for and travel with an Adult fare, or you may be fined for travelling on an invalid ticket. The free travel Opal card is optional.

 

 

How to get your free travel Opal card

If you already have a World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass, call 131 500.

If you are applying for a new or replacement World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass, you can apply for the free travel Opal card on the same form.

The free travel Opal card is valid for five years or until your entitlement ceases.

For a replacement free travel Opal card, call 131 500. A replacement fee may apply.

Sydney Airport train station access fee

With your World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass, you and your approved attendant will not need to pay the Sydney Airport station access fee. Show your proof of entitlement to staff at the ticket gates.

If you have World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass, you are entitled to free travel on:

Concessions do not apply when booking sleeping berths.

Other privately owned and operated services may offer concessions at their own discretion. Check with local transport operators before you travel.

World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass

You are eligible to apply for a World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass, if you are a permanent resident in NSW and either a widow of a WW1 veteran, a recipient of the Victoria Cross or George Cross, or the spouse, widow or widower of one of these.

 

You can apply for the free travel Opal card on the same form.

The World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass is issued free of charge and is valid for three years.

For replacement World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass, download the World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass application form (pdf 195KB) or call 131 500. A replacement fee may apply.