If you're a full time student, you may be entitled to travel concessions, including Opal Card concessions.

Student travel concessions

If you're a full time, on-campus, student, you may be entitled to a travel concession. If you are getting the travel concession for the first time you will need to complete a consent form via myHub, wait 2 business days then apply for your Concession Opal card via OPAL. Further details including how to complete the online consent form are available at Ask UON.

International students may be eligible for other travel concessions.

For more information about travel concessions see Transport for NSW.

Opal Card Concessions for UON Students

Students at the University of Newcastle can now sign up for cheaper and more convenient travel with Opal.

Eligible students will be able to access all the benefits of Opal, including cheaper fares, daily travel caps and weekly travel rewards, providing free travel after eight paid journeys in a week.

How do I apply for a Concession Opal card?

Applying for the Concession Opal Card is a two-step process:

Step 1. Provide your consent to UON to share your relevant details with Transport for NSW via myHub. Click on the Travel Concession (Opal) Consent link under my Personal Details, read through the terms and conditions and if you agree, select Yes at the bottom and click Save.

Step 2. Once you've completed and submitted your online consent, please wait for up to 2 business days* for Transport for NSW to receive your details. You can then apply for your Concession Opal card via OPAL. If you require assistance with the online form please contact 13 OPAL(13 67 25).

Your Concession Opal card will be posted to your mailing address within 5-7 business days. Ensure you activate your card when it arrives.

If you experience difficulty with the application process for your Concession Opal card, the error will indicate whether to contact 13 OPAL or the University. Please phone 1300 ASK UON or visit any Student Hub for assistance with your consent or eligibility status.

Please note that Opal Concession cards are only available directly via OPAL and cannot be purchased or collected from a retail outlet.

* May vary depending on your institution or individual circumstances.

For more information about the Concession Opal Card check out Ask UON.

For details on the Opal card visit the Opal website.