Opal Cards for Students

For information about applying for a School Opal card:


For more information about Opal cards in general:




Please remind your child to tap on and tap off with their Opal card or School Opal card when riding the NSW Transport trains, buses, ferries and light rail in the Opal network.  This also applies for NSW Transport School Buses.

This is important because NSW Transport makes decisions about which school bus routes are to be kept or deleted based on usage and that information comes from tapping on and off.

Remember to keep your School Opal card from year to year as your card will be automatically updated if eligible.

It’s a good idea to get a Child/Youth Opal card in addition to the School Opal Card to use for other activities away from school and/or personal travel.  The Child/Youth Opal card may also be used as a backup in case the School Opal card is forgotten or lost.  Please note that the School Opal cards are only used for travel between home and school.