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Opal is the electronic ticketing system used on public transport in NSW. This includes train, ferry, bus and light rail travel.

You can order an adult Opal card or a child/youth Opal card online, or pick one up at a service centre.

Order online or Find a service centre
  • your personal details
  • your payment method
Order online or Find a service centre
  1. Select the 'Order online' button. 
  2. Select 'Adult' or 'Child/Youth'.
  3. Select 'Continue ordering an Opal card'.
  4. Complete the registration details.
  5. Decide on your top-up amount and type.
  6. Make your payment.
  7. Select 'Submit'.
  8. Once you've ordered your card, it'll take about 5 to 7 working days to be delivered.

If you'd prefer to visit a NSW Service Centre:

  1. Select the 'Find a service centre' button.
  2. Visit your chosen service centre, but call beforehand to ensure they can issue Opal cards.
Order online or Find a service centre

For an adult Opal card:

  • anyone over 16 who would normally pay full fare.

For a child/youth Opal card:

  • children aged 4 to 15 years inclusive, and
  • full-time NSW/ACT school students aged 16 years and older who have a senior secondary student card issued by their school.
  • If you're aged 16 years or over and are travelling with your child/youth Opal card, you must also carry your valid NSW senior secondary student concession card. If you don't, you may be fined. 

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/get-adult-or-childyouth-opal-card