Opal card and travel

Opal services 

Opal Card

Adult Opal cards 

If you are a domestic student and you are not a full-time student, or if you are an international student, you will need to purchase an Adult Opal card.  On Campus, Opal cards can be purchased from the Uni Shop. 

Concession Opal cards

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the concession opal card you need to:

  • Be a full-time enrolled student (more information about full-time and part-time study)
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident; and 
  • Have a NSW home address.

NOTE: If you are studying a joint degree (at UOW and TAFE), you will need to provide proof of your TAFE enrolment to Student Service in Student Central.   

Order your Opal card

To order your Opal card:

  1. Log into SOLS

  2. Select 'Transport Concession' from the left hand menu
  3. Read the information and tick the checkbox to provide your consent for UOW to confirm your eligibility with Transport for NSW
  4. Wait 48 hours - then go to the Opal card website to order your card

 Your card will be posted to your mailing address five to seven days after your application has been submitted.  

Opal FAQ's  

Where can you use your Opal card?  

You can use your Opal Card on train, bus, light rail, and ferry services by 'tapping' on and off at your stops. For more information on how to use your card, visit the Opal website.

Lost or stolen cards

If you lose your Opal Card, you will need to apply for a replacement via the Opal website 


If you have specific questions about your Opal card, please refer to the Opal FAQs or contact NSW Transport directly. 


Last reviewed: 3 September, 2018