371 million project

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.

Cairns to Coolangatta

From Cairns to Coolangatta, TransLink is bringing Smart Ticketing to:

Airlie Beach and Proserpine | Bowen | Bundaberg | Cairns | Gladstone | Gympie | Hervey Bay | Innisfail | Kilcoy to Caboolture | Mackay | Maryborough | Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) | Rockhampton | South East Queensland | Sunshine Coast Hinterland |Toowoomba | Townsville and Magnetic Island | Warwick | Yeppoon

Smart Ticketing trials

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, smart phones and devices for customers travelling on G:link.

Keep up to date

Over the next three years, Smart Ticketing will provide customers with new ways to pay, a new customer mobile app and access to real-time service information.

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Gold Coast will be the first location to trial Smart Ticketing