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Travel concessions

As a student at the University you may be eligible to apply for a travel concession, giving you cheaper public transport fares.

Eligibility

Transport for NSW determine the eligibility for travel concessions.

Generally you are eligible if you are a:

  • full-time enrolled student (18 credit points or more each semester)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • student with a NSW home address.

If you are enrolled in an exchange program where you pay your tuition fees to your home institution, you may also be eligible for a travel concession.   

All other international students and New Zealand citizens are generally not eligible for transport concessions. Instead you’ll need to purchase an Adult Opal card for travel in the NSW Opal network.

In some circumstances, Australian Government scholarships entitle you to a transport concession. Find out if you’re eligible on the Transport for NSW website.

How to apply

1

During the enrolment task you will be asked to give consent for us to share your details with Transport for NSW. You will need to do this each time you re-enrol in your course.

You can also provide your consent at any time through Sydney Student (go to 'My details, 'Personal details').

Allow two business days for this information to reach Transport for NSW.

2

You’ll then need to apply for a Concession Opal card.

3

Once your eligibility is confirmed your Concession Opal card will be mailed to you within 5-7 working days.

When you have a Concession Opal card, you need to carry your student card with you as proof of your Concession Opal entitlement.

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Last updated: 13 November 2018

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