Tough, on-the-spot fines apply to fare evasion and anti-social behaviour on Sydney Buses services. Read our frequently asked questions for information about fines.
|Offensive language, offensive behaviour or spitting||$300||$1100|
|Blocking doors or interfering with equipment||$300||$1100|
|Damaging vehicles or property through graffiti or vandalism||$200||$550|
|Putting feet on seats||$300||$1100|
|Throw object in a bus||$200||$550|
Not producing evidence of concession entitlement when directed
Fine information correct as at December 2012.
Be sure to buy a ticket before you travel. Sydney Buses, CityRail, Sydney Ferries staff and police can request to see your ticket and concession authority card at any time.
Travelling without a ticket or over-riding (travelling beyond the sections indicated on your purchased ticket), or not carrying your concession card with you is an offence.
Revenue Protection Officers regularly patrol buses and bus stops and have the authority to issue on-the-spot fines.
So play fair by paying the fare, because now more than ever, getting caught is just a matter of time.
Payment of fines
An infringement notice issued by State Transit staff or the police will request payment within 21 days. Payment can be made by mail to:
Infringement Processing Bureau
PO Box 4444
Parramatta NSW 2124
Alternatively, you can arrange payment or ask questions by telephoning 1300 138 118.
Revenue Protection Officers
State Transit Revenue Protection Officers, in conjunction with the NSW police, regularly patrol bus services to ensure you have a safe and trouble-free journey. They have the authority to issue caution notices, on-the-spot fines and to request the cooperation of passengers to travel in an orderly manner, without disruption to other passengers.
They undergo special training courses in order to perform the following functions:
- Ensure that passengers possess the correct tickets and passes for the bus journey they are undertaking. If necessary they will issue on-the-spot fines to bus travellers.
- The officers may supervise passengers on buses or at bus stops and waiting areas in order to avoid congestion and to facilitate orderly boarding and travel.
- Ensure that bus passengers do not engage in disorderly behaviour that threatens the comfort and safety of other passengers.
- The presence of Revenue Protection Officers also helps to create a safer travelling environment for our passengers. They also assist with the provision of general transport information, with school student safety awareness programmes and with University O-Weeks.
State Transit Revenue Protection Officers are expected to be firm but fair so do the right thing and pay your fare!