Public transport in Australia offers four main options: train, bus, ferry and light rail. Not every city has a river or harbour network so ferries won’t be available and light rail (also known as trams) are not in use in all cities either.
🍄The following capital cities offer reusable smart cards for their public transport systems:
🐾Brisbane – Go Card; used on trains, trams, buses and ferries.
🐾Melbourne – myki Card; used on trains, trams and buses.
🐾Sydney – Opal Card; used on trains, trams, buses and ferries.
🐾Adelaide – Metrocard; used on trains, trams and buses.
🐾Perth – SmartRider; used on trains, buses and ferries.
🐾Hobart – Greencard; used on buses.
🐾Canberra – MyWay; used on buses.
🐾Darwin – Tap & Ride Card; used on buses.
🧐Where to buy the smart cards
Depending on which city you arrive in when you reach Australia, you may be able to purchase one of these cards at ticket windows at the Domestic and/or International airport train stations. Depending on the city, you can also buy the cards at vending machines, 7-Eleven stores, newsagents, bus stations, train stations, ferry wharves, pharmacies, supermarkets and convenience stores.