Public transport will be free for anyone across the state tomorrow as the NSW Government holds a special event to proclaim King Charles III to the people of NSW, following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The NSW Government’s public ceremony to mark the historic occasion will be held outside NSW Parliament House on Macquarie Street from 12:30pm.

The fare free public transport period will commence at 12am (midnight tonight) and end at 11:59pm on Sunday 11 September. There will be no need to tap on or tap off to use any bus, train, ferry, light rail or Sydney Metro service during this period. 

Anyone who accidently taps on or off with a contactless device, like a credit card or phone, or an Opal card will be refunded within a few days. Those travelling on pre-booked regional train or coach services will be automatically refunded also.

Transport for NSW will have extra staff at high volume locations, like Circular Quay, to assist customers who are travelling on the public transport network. Staff will also be on hand at some locations to help manage capacity on services, if required.

We advise motorists to avoid unnecessary travel through the CBD tomorrow or expect significant delays and allow plenty of extra travel time, with large crowds expected to attend the historic Proclamation.

A reminder that face masks remain mandatory on public transport and in public transport waiting areas. 

If you are travelling on public transport tomorrow we ask everyone to please respect our staff. For more information visit

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