Senior Opal Card Application


How do seniors get an Opal card?

  • Select the 'Apply online' button.
  • Select the 'I want to order a Senior/Pensioner Opal card' option.
  • Read the eligibility criteria, then select 'Continue ordering an Opal card'.
  • Enter your personal details and password.
  • Enter your entitlement details.
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    Who is entitled to a seniors Opal card?

    To be eligible for a NSW Seniors Card, you must be a NSW permanent resident aged 60 or over, doing no more than an average of 20 hours of paid work a week, across a 12 month period. via

    Do senior Opal cards expire?

    The Gold Opal card will not expire while you remain eligible for your interstate Seniors Card. If you're an ACT Seniors Card holder or an interstate Pensioner Concession Card holder, you do not need to fill out this form. You can apply for your Gold Opal card at via

    Who is eligible for Seniors Card?

    You must be aged 60 years or older, a permanent resident of the state and not working more than 20 hours a week in paid employment. There is no income or pension limit and you can find out more on the scheme on the website. via

    Do you get free train travel at 60?

    Under normal operational circumstances, 60+ London Oyster photocard scheme entitles Londoners to free travel on all TfL services and some national rail services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from their 60th birthday. via

    Can pensioners travel free on trains?

    Buses, trams and trains

    You can travel free on TfL services with your Older Person's Freedom Pass from 09:00 weekdays and anytime at weekends and on bank holidays. On National Rail services in London, travel free after 9:30 weekdays, and any time on weekends and public holidays. via

    What does a NSW Seniors Card entitle you to?

    The NSW Seniors Card gives you access to the Gold Opal Card transport concessions and public transport concessions Australia-wide. If you reduce your paid employment to 20 hours a week or less (averaged over 12 months), or you retire completely, you can convert your Senior Savers Card to a Seniors Card. via

    How far can I travel on my seniors Opal card?

    With a Senior/Pensioner Gold Opal card you can travel as much as you want on metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services within the Opal network and you never pay more than $2.50 a day. Please note that: The Opal week runs from Monday to Sunday. via

    Where can I travel with my Opal card?

    You can use an Opal card for an Opal fare on metro/train, bus, ferry or light rail services in Sydney and surrounds. You can also use your Opal card on some private services where you can see 'OpalPay accepted here'. With OpalPay, just tap with your Opal card for fast, convenient way to pay your fare. via

    Can I give my Opal card to someone else to use?

    19. Subject to clause 22, Free Opal Cards are not transferrable and must only be used by the person to who the Free Opal Card has been issued. You must not permit any other person to use your Free Opal Card. via

    What happens if I dont use my Opal card?

    If you do not tap on, you may be fined for travelling without a valid ticket. If you tap on at the beginning and then forget to tap off at the end of your trip, you will be charged the default fare for an incomplete trip. Incomplete trips are not counted towards the Weekly Travel Reward on your Opal card. via

    Does money on Opal card expire?

    The value on your Opal card is valid for up to 9 years. Any remote top ups such as online, over the phone or through the Opal Travel App must be collected within 60 days, by tapping on at an Opal reader. via

    What do over 65s get free?

    Once you hit state pension age, you can get free off-peak bus travel. If you live in London, you can get a Freedom Pass when you turn 60 - this entitles you to free travel on buses, tubes and trains. If you live in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales you receive a free bus pass when you turn 60. via

    What are over 60s entitled to?

    The best benefits for pensioners and the over 60s

  • State pension benefits.
  • Free eye tests and dental care.
  • Free TV license.
  • Discounts on public transport.
  • Help with heating your home.
  • Benefits for carers and disabled individuals.
  • Military pension benefits.
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    Do I qualify for a Commonwealth Seniors Card?

    You can get the CSHC if you are an Australian resident who is either: a veteran aged 60 years or over with qualifying service. the partner or widowed partner of a veteran with qualifying service who has reached age pension age. via

    Is Oyster card free for over 60s?

    If you're 60 or over and live in a London borough, you can get free travel on our transport services with an Oyster photocard. via

    How can I get a free railcard?

    One of the main ways that students are able to get a free 16-25 railcard is through student bank accounts. Many banks offer similar student accounts so try to differentiate themselves from other banks by offering a free railcard. One of the main banks to offer such a perk is Santander. via

    How much does it cost for a Senior Railcard?

    The Railcard costs just £30. So after a couple of trips, the card will have paid for itself. And over a year, you could save an average of £98*. Your Senior Railcard will save you 1/3 off a wide range of tickets. via

    What age is free on trains?

    All children aged five and under can go free on all trains in the UK, provided they're with a fare-paying passenger. via

    How do I get a Senior Railcard?

    A Senior Railcard can be bought at any staffed station ticket office or National Rail-licensed Travel Agent. The applicant can either fill in the application form at the ticket office or download the form and complete it before going to the station. via

    What is morning peak time on trains?

    Train companies can define the peak times for their services within a certain window set by the Department for Transport. Most set morning peak times between 6.30 and 9.30, and afternoon peaks between 4.30pm and 7.00pm. However, some continue morning peak until 10.30am, and others don't have an afternoon peak. via

    Do McDonalds give free coffee to seniors?


    You'll be happy to hear your senior's card entitles you to a free coffee/tea/soft drink with any burger or McMuffin purchase. via

    What is the difference between a Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Card?

    Senior Cards are available from your local State or Territory government. If you're receiving the Age Pension, you'll be entitled to a Pensioner Concession Card. If you're not receiving the Age Pension, you may be entitled to a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. via

    What am I entitled to when I turn 60 in Australia?

    The benefits of reaching your 60s in Australia

  • Seniors Card. Every Australian state and territory operates a Seniors Card scheme offering discounts on transport and other services from participating businesses.
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.
  • Pensioner Concession Card.
  • Don't forget your pension arrangements.
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    Can I get my Opal card on my phone?

    Android users

    If your mobile device has Near Field Communication, you can scan your Opal card with your phone to see your current Opal balance and recent journey information. via

    Can you use seniors Opal card on airport line?

    *Concession and Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal cards need to be applied for, you cannot get these Opal cards at the airport train stations. **If you use an Opal card to travel by train to or from the Sydney Airport more than twice in a week (Monday to Sunday), the Sydney Airport station access fee weekly cap is applied. via

    Can I use my Opal card on the XPT?

    With NSW TrainLink you can travel by train and coach to 365+ destinations across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT. You cannot use an Opal card for travel on these services. via

    Is it cheaper to use an Opal card?

    Opal is cheaper. using the Opal card gives you a discount on the full fare. using a credit card means you are charged the full fare. via

    Can I add Opal card to Apple wallet?

    The Opal digital card can be added to Apple Wallet on iPhone or Apple Watch, Samsung Pay on Samsung phones, and will also be available in Google Pay shortly. via

    Can you pay cash on Sydney buses?

    Bus. Please note, all bus services are currently cashless only, you cannot purchase a ticket on board and will need to have an Opal card or contactless payment card or device. via

    What is the minimum amount on an opal card?

    For Adult Opal cards the minimum balance is $10, and for all other Opal cards the minimum balance is $5. You will need to register your Opal card by creating an account. You can then setup auto top up by adding a credit or debit card to your new account. via

    How do I put money on my Opal card?

  • Select the 'Find an Opal card retailer' button.
  • Search for 'Service NSW' to filter the list of available retailers.
  • Visit your chosen service centre.
  • Select your top up amount.
  • Pay with cash or a credit card.
  • If you'd like, you can set up auto top up through your Opal card account.
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    Can you use a school Opal card on the weekend?

    The School Opal card is only for travel to and from school. So it's a good idea to get a Child/ Youth Opal card for travel after hours, on weekends or during school holidays. † The Opal Transfer Discount doesn't apply when transferring between light rail and Sydney Ferries. via

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