The Queensland Government is investing $371 million in a new Smart Ticketing system – making it easier for you to catch public transport by providing more options to plan and pay for your journey.

This project will introduce new ways to pay, including debit and credit cards, smartphones and wearable devices (such as smart watches) and improve your experience through the delivery of a new and intuitive mobile app.

When delivered, we will have one of the most advanced ticketing systems in the world, set to rival the global ticketing networks in Singapore, New York, Chicago and London.

Smart Ticketing will be rolled out across South East Queensland and 18 regional urban centres, by the end of 2022 and see the replacement of over 1,200 fixed devices and 12,000 on-board devices to enable the new ticketing technology.

Detailed planning and design of the new ticketing solution is underway with specific features and functionality being developed and tested to ensure we deliver Smart Ticketing right for you, before delivering it right away.

Smart Ticketing is a four-year project and we are investing time early to ensure we deliver a world-class ticketing system for Queensland.

New payment system rollout area

Map of locations across Queensland where the new payment system will be rolled out

  • Airlie Beach and Proserpine
  • Bowen
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Gladstone
  • Gympie
  • Hervey Bay
  • Innisfail
  • Kilcoy to Caboolture
  • Kilcoy to Caboolture
  • Mackay
  • Maryborough
  • North Stradbroke Island
  • Rockhampton
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville and Magnetic Island
  • Warwick
  • Yeppoon