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World War 1 Veteran's Widow

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

World War 1 Veteran's Widows Free Pass

If you're the widow of a First World War (WW1) veteran, or Victoria Cross/George Cross recipients, you're eligible to apply for a WW1 veterans' widows free pass. This pass entitles you and your attendant to free travel on trains, buses, most ferries, and light rail. You can apply for a free Opal card at the same time.

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
  • a recipient of the 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. It 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 304KB) or call 131 500. A replacement fee may apply.
  • Your attendant can travel with you for free if your pass is marked "Plus Attendant".
  • A free travel Opal card allows you to open gates at metro and train stations and ferry wharves without staff. It is optional and for convenience, and is not a requirement for free travel.

Ticket options

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.

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 metro and 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.