All infants under the age of 4 travel free on trains, buses and most ferries in the Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan areas, including Newcastle, the Lower Hunter, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and the Illawarra. When an infant turns 4, a child’s fare is required.
The Sydney light rail and monorail provides free travel to infants 5 years and under.
The Manly fast ferries (Manly Fast Ferry and Sydney Fast Ferries) do not offer free travel to infants at any age, although they may offer family ticketing packages. Privately owned and operated services, such as regional services, may offer concessions to infants at their own discretion so check with the operator before travelling.
Children 4 to 15
Children aged 4 to 15 are entitled to half-fare concession on MyZone (MyMulti, MyTrain, MyBus, MyFerry) tickets and Newcastle tickets. They are also eligible for a concession on the Airport Line station access fee and on special event buses. For concession prices, see the All Fares page.
The light rail concession age is 6-15 years.
Concessions are not available on chartered buses or the monorail. On Monorail services, all children 6 years and over must pay the adult fare.
Privately owned and operated services, such as regional services, may offer concessions to infants at their own discretion so check with the operator before travelling.
In addition to the half-fare concession for other travel, primary and secondary school students in this age group who are eligible under the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) are entitled to free travel between home and school.
Young people 16 and over are required to pay the adult fare unless they are senior secondary students, tertiary students, apprentices and trainees or job seekers who have been issued with a transport concession pass.
For $2.50 per person, students and children aged up to 15 years (or 16-18 with a current NSW Senior Secondary Student Transport Concession card) can enjoy unlimited travel all day Sunday with their family. For more details, see the Family Funday Sunday page.
NSW Proof of Age Card (Transport)
No proof of entitlement is required to obtain the 4 to 15 year old half-fare concession. However, young people under 16 who appear more mature can obtain a NSW Proof of Age Card (Transport) to verify to transport staff that they are under 16.
Some private operators may not recognise the NSW Proof of Age Card. Check with the operator before you travel.
The card is issued free of charge. It shows the date of the cardholder’s 16th birthday, which is the expiry date of the concession entitlement.
Proof of age cards are generally issued to eligible students by the student's school, but individual applications can be made to the Transport Passes and Concessions Office by students during school holiday periods or at any time by young people who are home schooled, no longer enrolled in a school or from interstate.
Applications must be accompanied by proof of identity and age, and (where applicable) the name of the school attended.
Locked Bag 5085 Parramatta NSW 2124
1300 548 828
From the Rail Information Centre
Grand Concourse, Central Station
8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday