Getting a metrocard is easy
Once you’ve decided which metrocard is right for you, there are lots of ways to buy.
Which Metrocard is right for me?
People over 15 who are not eligible for a concession fare.
Full time tertiary and post secondary students who have an approved photo ID.
Pensioners and unemployed people who carry an approved State and Commonwealth Transport Concession Cards. You must always carry your valid ID or transport concession entitlement card when you travel.
Primary and secondary school students. Children between 5 and 14 years of age.
If 15 years of age or older you must carry an approved photo ID card.
You can buy a metrocard:
There is a small cost to buy a metrocard. Your card is then reusable and yours to look after. Metrocards are not refundable.
When you buy your metrocard you will need to add a starting balance of $5.
|Card type||Buy||Starting balance||Initial cost|
|Regular / 2-section||$5||+$5||$10|