From Monday 1 August 2016, old paper tickets will no longer be sold or accepted on trains, buses, ferries and light rail within the Opal network.
To travel on public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, you will need an Opal card or an Opal single trip ticket.
Opal cards are now being used by more than 2 million people, taking 13 million journeys a week.
If you don’t have your Opal card, you will be able to purchase an Opal single trip ticket from the driver on board buses and through single trip ticket machines at most train stations, ferry wharves and light rail stops.
Opal single trip tickets are only available in two fares: Adult or Child/Youth. Concession fares will only be available when travelling with an Opal card.
If eligible for concession fares, you will need to travel using your Concession Opal card or Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card with your proof of entitlement.
Travelling with an Opal card is better value than purchasing Opal single trip tickets.
From 5 September, single trip ticket fares will be adjusted to a premium fare to encourage Opal card use. The fare increase is set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.