Published: 4 May 2021
Transport officers are deployed across public transport services, checking tickets to ensure customers have paid their fare. If you don't tap on using an Opal card or contactless payment, you don't have a valid ticket and you may be fined.
There are more than 800 Transport Officers, Authorised Revenue Protection Officers and Police patrol all modes of public transportincluding metro, trains, buses, light rail and ferries, checking that customers are travelling with a valid ticket. Officers carry Opal card readers to check if you have paid your fare.
Remember, it is an offence to travel on public transport in NSW without being in possession of a valid ticket - tap on every time to avoid a hefty $200 fine (maximum fine amount $550)!