Public transport

Provider Service Website
Kiama Coaches General public and school bus routes, private function bus charter
Shoal Bus Bus route between Nowra and Gerringong
Premier Illawarra Bus route between Stocklands Shellharbour and Kiama
Sydney Trains
(NSW Government)
Intercity and suburban train timetables
NSW Trainlink
(NSW Government)
Bus service between Wollongong and Moss Vale for train connections to/from Canberra and Melbourne
Kiama Transport Taxi cabs, mini-coach charter, limousine hire
Illawarra Regional Airport Charter flights from Albion Park Rail


Community transport

Blue Haven Care provides a community transport option to residents of the Kiama Municipality who are frail aged or who have a disability and are unable to access mainstream public transport or private transport. A referral and assessment for eligibility is required.


Council maintains 195 kilometres of local roads and 37 kilometres of regional roads. We employ a Road Safety Officer to work with the community and key stakeholders to develop road safety programs.

Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal Card

From Monday 3 November, NSW senior, pensioner and war widow/er customers can enjoy the convenience of travelling with Opal using the new Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card.
Opal fares will remain capped at $2.50 a day for customers using the Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card and after eight paid and completed journeys the rest of the week's travel is free. 

Ordering a card is easy

The Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card is only available by going online at or by calling 13 67 25 (13 OPAL). Customers will need to validate their entitlement when ordering before they can receive their Opal card.

Opal card retailer

You can load as little as $10 on an Adult Opal card, $2.50 on a Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card** and $5 on a Concession** or Child/Youth Opal card using cash, debit or credit card or EFTPOS*.

* May be subject to retailer minimum transaction value.

**see additional details below as these cards can not be obtained from the retailer, just topped up.

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You can order your Opal card online

The Opal online ordering process will only take a few minutes – register and add value to your Opal card and we will mail it to you.  It’s that easy!

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Opal Customer Care

If you don’t want to order your card online, call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL) and talk to one of our Opal Customer Care representatives.

If you order your card over the phone, you will need to create an Opal online account to view your card details online.

Find out what you need to do to get an Opal card

Opal card retailers in Kiama:

Kiama Newsagency

68 Terralong St, KIAMA NSW 2533

Ph: 02 4232 2162

This Opal card is only available for the following card holders:

  • NSW Seniors Card
  • Pensioner Concession card
  • NSW War Widows card

To confirm your eligibility, we will need to access the database of your card provider. In some cases this can take time.

We recommend including your email or phone number with your application, so we can contact you when the outcome is confirmed.

Find out more about the Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card

Remember to set up auto top up so you are always ready to travel.

Where can customers currently use their Opal card?

Trains: All Sydney Train and NSW TrainLink services
Ferries: All Sydney Ferries services
Buses: Any bus that displays "Opal bus" signage

What other Opal card products are coming up?

The Concession Opal card, which is the appropriate Opal card for tertiary students, will be available later in the Opal card rollout.

Pensioner Excursion Tickets are still available

Customers can choose to use an Opal card or keep buying Pensioner Excursion Tickets (PET).
For more information about Opal, visit  or call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL).

Opal benefits for seniors and pensioners

Daily travel cap $2.50
Only pay for the travel you use
Weekly Travel Reward ? free travel after eight paid and completed journeys in a week
Protected balance for registered cards
Skip the ticket queue ?simply top up and go

Bus hopping encouraged