Travel offences, fines and penalties
The following behaviors are offenses under the Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017 which can incur a fine.
- Persons must not use offensive language on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
- Persons must not wilfully interfere with the comfort of others on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
- Persons must not put their feet on seats on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
- Persons must not smoke on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations.
- People must not drink alcohol on buses, ferries, light rail, trains or at stations. Note, this does not apply if the alcohol was supplied by, or with the permission of, the operator of the bus, ferry or train concerned. Drink, in relation to alcohol, includes being in possession of an opened container of alcohol.
- Passengers must not distract bus drivers.
- Passengers must not block bus, light rail or train doors.
- Persons must not obstruct ferry gang planks, wharves or stations.
|Offence||Penalty notice||Maximum penalty|
|Putting feet on seats||$100||$1,100|
|Travelling without a valid ticket/card||$200||$550|
|Offensive language, offensive behaviour or spitting||$400||$1,100|
|Blocking doors or interfering with equipment||$400||$5,500|
|Damaging vehicles or property through graffiti or vandalism||$400||$2,200|
|Trespassing on railway land||$400||$5,500|
|Throwing an object in, at, or from a public passenger vehicle or station||$200||$2,200|
Be considerate of other passengers when travelling by train, bus, coach, ferry and light rail services in NSW. See tips on courtesy and etiquette.