Travel Passes



Transfer Arrangements



  • Employee travel passes and the ability to accrue service for the Gold Pass will transfer to the new operator(s) for a period of three years, with the same coverage and network access as at the time of transfer.


What this means for you


Your Employee Opal Card and other pass entitlements will transfer with you to the new operator(s) for a period of three years.

What services will I be able to use with my Employee Opal Card?

You will be able to use your Employee Opal Card on all the services it currently applies to, for three years following transfer to the new operator(s). You will be able to use it on the following:


  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services including AirportLink stations
  • NSW TrainLink Regional services
  • Sydney Ferries services
  • Regions 6, 7, 8 and 9 bus services
  • Newcastle bus, light rail and ferry services
  • Sydney Light Rail Services
  • Sydney Metro North West services.

Will service under the new operator count towards eligibility for a Gold Pass?

Yes. The ability to accrue service for the Gold Pass will continue for a period of three years.

Will employees who already have a Gold Pass get to keep them?

Once you are entitled to hold a Gold Pass, you retain that entitlement for life.

What services will I be able to use with my Gold Pass?

You will be able to use your Gold Pass on the same services as the Employee Opal Card listed above. Once Gold Pass holders leave their employment, a ‘Former Employee Gold Pass’ will be issued; this Pass is valid on the same services as the Employee Opal Card, with the exception of Airport Link stations.



Transfer Arrangements



  • Employee travel passes and the ability to accrue service for the Gold Pass will transfer to the new operator(s) for a period of three years, with the same coverage and network access as at the time of transfer.


What this means for you


Your Employee Opal Card and other pass entitlements will transfer with you to the new operator(s) for a period of three years.

What services will I be able to use with my Employee Opal Card?

You will be able to use your Employee Opal Card on all the services it currently applies to, for three years following transfer to the new operator(s). You will be able to use it on the following:


  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services including AirportLink stations
  • NSW TrainLink Regional services
  • Sydney Ferries services
  • Regions 6, 7, 8 and 9 bus services
  • Newcastle bus, light rail and ferry services
  • Sydney Light Rail Services
  • Sydney Metro North West services.

Will service under the new operator count towards eligibility for a Gold Pass?

Yes. The ability to accrue service for the Gold Pass will continue for a period of three years.

Will employees who already have a Gold Pass get to keep them?

Once you are entitled to hold a Gold Pass, you retain that entitlement for life.

What services will I be able to use with my Gold Pass?

You will be able to use your Gold Pass on the same services as the Employee Opal Card listed above. Once Gold Pass holders leave their employment, a ‘Former Employee Gold Pass’ will be issued; this Pass is valid on the same services as the Employee Opal Card, with the exception of Airport Link stations.

Page published: 04 September 2020, 11:13