School Opal Card
The School Opal Card gives eligible school students free or subsidised travel on public transport between home and school on trains, buses, ferries and light rail in the Opal network.
School Opal card is only for travel to and from school on school days and doesn’t cover travel to After School Care, school excursions, sports and other activities away from school, so it’s a good idea to get a Child/Youth Opal card for personal travel.
When our school is operating while Australian schools are on holiday, we provide students with a letter to show to bus drivers so that they can be authorised to use their student opal card as per our school special circumstances.
To be eligible, a student must be Australian or have permanent residency and must meet the following home-school distance criteria:
Years K-2: no minimum distance.
Years 3-6: 1.6km straight line distance or 2.3km walking or further.
Years 7-12: 2km straight line distance or 2.9km walking or further.
Child/Youth Opal Card
The Child/Youth Opal Card gives concession fares on trains, buses, ferries and light rail in the Opal network. Are eligible children aged 4-15 and children aged 16 and above provided that they are enrolled in a secondary school.
Public School Bus
NSW Transport has created a public school bus especially intended for LCS students from Y1 level and above. Students can ride the bus with the same OPAL card they use when using other NSW public transports.
Please note that there is no adult on the bus other than the driver. To use the bus students must be independent and able to apply good judgment. The rules of good conduct are imposed. Misconduct by a student may result, after warning, in his/her exclusion from school transport.
School bus routes:
We draw your attention to the fact that there is only one bus service in the morning and afternoon. Therefore, high school students who are required to arrive at 8am at school or who finish later will have to use another means of transport.
An email is sent to all parents at the beginning of each semester about the registration process on Eduka. After registering their child, parents must provide him/her with an OPAL card (see the OPAL card section above).
If a child, exceptionally, is not taking the bus one day, his/her parents must inform the school by sending an email to .