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The gold senior/pensioner Opal card gives you unlimited travel for no more than $2.50 a day, when you use public transport services across the following regions:

This includes travel on:

  • all Sydney Trains
  • all NSW TrainLink Intercity services
  • all buses in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter and Illawarra
  • all Sydney Ferries and the Stockton Ferry in Newcastle
  • the light rail.

Apply online for a gold senior/pensioner Opal card.

Apply online

If you're an eligible senior/pensioner who lives in NSW or the ACT:

  1. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  2. Select the 'I want to order a Senior/Pensioner Opal card' option.
  3. Read the eligibility criteria, then select 'Continue ordering an Opal card'.
  4. Enter your personal details and password.
  5. Enter your entitlement details. Your details must match what's shown on your concession card exactly.
  6. Add a value if you'd like to use your card as soon as you get it, then enter the delivery details for the Opal card.
  7. If you've added a value, enter your payment details.
  8. Your Opal card will be mailed to you within 5 to 7 working days.

If you're an eligible senior who lives outside of NSW or the ACT, you should:

  1. Download and complete the Interstate Seniors (excluding ACT Seniors) Application for a Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card – PDF.
  2. Attach a photocopy of the front and back of your eligible seniors card.
  3. Mail your application to:
    Transport Concession Office
    Locked Bag 5085
    Parramatta NSW 2124
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You may be eligible for a gold senior/pensioner Opal card if you hold one of the following:

  • NSW or ACT Seniors Card
  • pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Human Services
  • pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • NSW war widow/er card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

If you're an eligible senior who lives outside NSW or the ACT, you may be eligible if you hold a valid:

  • seniors card issued by an Australian state or territory government.
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  • If you're applying as an eligible senior from outside NSW/ACT, keep in mind that the gold senior/pensioner Opal card for interstate seniors is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. If you need it for more than 60 days, you should reapply before your Opal card expires.

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Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-gold-seniorpensioner-opal-card