About go card

go card is TransLink's electronic ticket that lets you travel seamlessly on TransLink's network of bus, train, ferry and tram services, including Airtrain.

It's cheaper compared to the cost of a paper ticket; is easily topped up; offers great travel benefits and you can register your card to protect your travel balance if it is lost or stolen.

Travelling with go card is easy - simply touch on at the beginning of your journey and touch off at the end. Your fare is automatically deducted from your card balance. You can transfer easily across bus, train and ferry services by following the transfer rules.

There are different types of go card:


Adult go card

Adult go card holders must be 15 years old or older.

These cards expire 10 years from the date of issue.

Buy an adult go card



Child go card

Child go card holders must be 5 to 14 years old (inclusive).

Concession fares apply.

These cards expire on the child's 15th birthday.

Buy a child go card



Senior go card

Senior go card holders must hold a current Australian Seniors Card. Choose a senior go card or a Seniors Card +go.

Concession fares apply.

Buy a senior go card


Seniors Card +go

Seniors Card +go card
Seniors Card +go card

Upgrade to a combined Seniors Card +go.

This is a single, convenient card with a Seniors Card on one side and TransLink senior go card on the other side.

Seniors Card +go offers all the usual seniors' discounts and concessions across Australia PLUS easy access to the cheapest available fares for TransLink services.

Seniors Card +go works exactly like a normal senior go card. You can top up, register and touch on and off just like all other go card users.

Seniors Card +go is FREE so you won't pay the usual $5 refundable deposit.

To apply:

  • qld.gov.au/seniorscard
  • call 13 QGOV (13 7468)
  • or pick up an application form at your local Member of Parliament's office, Centrelink office or public library


Concession go card

There are four types of concession go card:

  • secondary school students (full-time)
  • tertiary students (full-time)
  • pensioners
  • defence force veterans (Repatriation Health Card holders).

It is important to ensure that your go card is valid. Check your expiry date.

Buy a concession go card

go card refundable deposit is changing

As of 6 May 2013, the refundable deposit for new adult go cards will increase to $10.

The refundable deposit for concession, child and senior go cards will remain at $5.

This change will help ensure we reduce the risk of go card misuse and can continue to invest in improving public transport for the community.

You can obtain a refund of the travel balance on your go card plus any deposit paid, less any outstanding fares, fees and charges.

How to use your go card

How to use your go card on the TransLink network (PDF, 840KB).





Visiting South East Queensland?

You can choose a go card with visitor information pack - a regular go card that comes with handy visitor information and travel tips or TransLink's tourist go card, the new SEEQ card. SEEQ card has everything you need to explore South East Queensland including access to over $700 of offers and discounts.