Gold Senior / Pensioner Opal card for ACT seniors – traveling in NSW

ACT Seniors can apply for an Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal Card online ( or by calling Opal on 13 67 25.

From Monday 31 October 2016, Transport Canberra has partnered with Transport NSW to automatically validate ACT seniors' eligibility for concession travel in NSW. Transport NSW has also removed the 60 day expiry on ACT seniors' Gold Opal Cards.

If you are over 60, a permanent resident of the ACT and working 20 hours or less each week, you are eligible for an ACT Seniors Card and a Gold Opal card, giving you concession travel capped at $2.50 a day* across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands. 

*Excludes Sydney Airport Station access fee

How to apply

ACT seniors no long have to apply using paper-based application forms for a Gold Opal Card.

Apply by visiting: or call Opal on 13 67 25.

What do ACT Seniors Card holders need before they apply?

To complete your application you will need:

  • First and last name exactly as Transport Canberra has them on file
  • Date of birth
  • Seniors Card identification number.

NOTE:  Your Seniors Card number (9 digits) which is required on the Application Form is on the reverse of your Seniors Card – ie on the MYWAY card side.

If you require further help with the completion of your application or access to a photocopier and/or scanner please drop into the Council On The Ageing  (COTA ACT) at the Hughes Community Centre or call us on 02 62823777. 

*Please note: as of 1 July 2017, eligibility requirements for ACT Seniors Cards will change and applicants will need to be 61 years to apply for an ACT Seniors Card.

News / 3/11/16


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