Smart Ticketing

The Queensland Government is investing $371 million in a new smart ticketing solution that will make choosing public transport easier by introducing new ways to plan and pay for your journey.

13,500+ new devices

Smart Ticketing will introduce more than 13,500 new devices that will accept credit or debit cards, smartphones and wearables (such as smart watches) in addition to go cards and paper tickets.


Smart Ticketing will be progressively rolled out across South East Queensland and 18 regional urban centres by the end of 2022. Our staged approach will ensure we get Smart Ticketing right, before delivering it right away.

World-class partnership

TransLink has partnered with Cubic Transportation Systems to deliver a world-class ticketing system on par with the global ticketing networks of Singapore, New York, Chicago and London.

Smart Ticketing trials on G:link

TransLink is currently trialling Smart Ticketing technology on new equipment across the Gold Coast Light Rail (G:link) network.

The G:link trial commenced in April 2020 and will continue progressively over the coming months to ensure the new equipment is capable of accepting go cards for all customers along with credit cards, debit cards, smartphones and devices for customers travelling on G:link.

First Nations art unveiled

In a world first, First Nations art will feature across Queensland's public transport ticketing equipment and infrastructure. 

Gold Coast customers will be the first to see The Connecting Thread artwork featured on G:link tram 15 and new Smart Ticketing equipment installed on G:link stations from July 2020.

The latest Smart Ticketing news

From Cairns to Coolangatta, TransLink will be progressively rolling out Smart Ticketing over the next three years. 

For more information about current trials, new Smart Ticketing options, and when these will be available, visit the frequently asked questions page. 

Follow TransLink’s Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all things Smart Ticketing. 

For regional trial updates, visit: Bowen | Hervey Bay | Innisfail | Maryborough | Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

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