Our public transport fare determinations limit the fares that can be charged for travel on public transport. The NSW Government decides what fares will apply within the limits set by our determination.
Our current Opal fare determination was made in February 2020. We decided at that time that the Government could increase fares by an average of 5% per year over the next four years. We suggested these increases be offset by expanding off peak discounts and broadening the availability of concession fares to Commonwealth health care card holders.
This determination was made in the context of strong growth in the use of public transport. Also, fares were not keeping up with the substantial costs of new investment in transport services.
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed the situation. We think it is appropriate that the NSW Government takes the current circumstances into account when considering what fares to set.
|Price change event||Document|
|July 2021||Fact Sheet|
|July 2020 changes to Opal fares||Fact Sheet|
|June 2019 changes to Opal fares|
|July 2018 changes to Opal fares|
|July 2017 changes to Opal and paper tickets|
August and September 2016 changes to Opal and paper tickets
January 2016 withdrawal of paper tickets
|January 2015 price change||Compliance Statement|
September 2014 withdrawal of paper tickets