School student competition

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School student competition


Monday 31 May to Friday 25 June 2021

From Monday 31 May to Friday 25 June, students at participating schools have the chance to win 1 of 6 $50 Eftpos gift cards! All you need to do is make sure you tap on and tap off the bus when you travel to and from school and you get an entry into the draw to win.

Tapping on and tapping off every time you use public transport is important as it allows us to better plan bus, ferry and light rail services for you.


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Why is the competition running?

We would like students to understand the importance of tapping on and tapping off with their Opal card every time they travel to and from school and give them the chance to be rewarded for it!

Why is it important to tap on and off?

When you receive your Opal card, it is a condition of use that students must tap on at the beginning of a trip and tap off at the end of a trip at an Opal card reader.

Although your school travel is free, this provides us with important information that allows us to better plan bus, ferry and light rail services for you by helping us to know how many services need to be provided for your school.

Which schools are participating?

A select number of schools are participating in the competition. Click here to view the list and see if your school is included.

How do I win?

All you need to do is make sure you are tapping on and tapping off with your School Opal card each time you ride the bus to and from school. Each complete tap on and tap off gives you one entry into the draw – so make sure you are tapping on and tapping off every day!

What are the terms and conditions?

Terms and Conditions – School Student Competition 2021

These terms apply. Information on how to enter and prize details form part of these terms and conditions. If there is any conflict between these terms and conditions and any other published materials, these terms and conditions will prevail. Entry into this competition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Entries must comply with these terms and conditions to be valid. This competition is governed by the laws of New South Wales.

1. Promoter. The promoter of this competition is Keolis Downer Hunter, ABN 89 614 205 766, 89 Denison St Hamilton 2303 (Promoter).

2. Competition period. This competition runs from 6.30am (AEST) Monday 31st May 2021 to 7:00pm (AEST) Friday 25th June 2021 (Competition Period). Entries received outside this time period will not be considered.

3. Eligibility. Entry is only open to entrants who:

    1. are aged 12 years or over, and have the approval of a parent or guardian;
    2. attend grades 7 to 12 in a participating high school;
    3. have a valid School Opal card issued by TfNSW;

4. How to Enter.

    1. Entry into this Competition is free.
    2. To enter this competition, Eligible Entrants must, during the Competition Period, tap on and tap off their School Opal cards on public transport during their journeys to and from school during the competition period.
    3. Each complete tap on and off entry goes into the draw to win the Prize.
    4. One completed school public transport trip (i.e. card tapped on at the beginning of the journey and tapped off at the end) is equivalent to a single entry into the Competition.
    5. Eligible Entrants can make multiple entries during the competition period, with a maximum of two entries per student per school day.

5. Judging. Six winners will be chosen from a random draw of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The draw will be performed by a random computer process.

6. Prize. There is a pool of six Prizes. Each Prize is a $50 Eftpos gift card. The Prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. The Promoter reserves the right to alter the Prize in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Images included on competition promotional material are for illustrative purposes only and are not images of actual Prizes.

7. Notification. The Prizes will be drawn at random on Monday 12th July at 10am AEST at Keolis Downer Hunter. The winners will be notified by the Promoter via his/her school within two days the prize will be handed over within seven days after the draw.

8. Ancillary or incidental costs. Any ancillary or incidental costs (including, without limitation, any costs incurred in receiving, collecting or using the Prize) relating to this competition or the Prize are the responsibility of the entrant and/or the Prize Winner.

9. Publicity. The Promoter may ask for the Prize Winner’s consent and/or the consent of the Prize Winner’s parent or guardian to use the Prize Winner’s name and image for an unlimited period without remuneration for the Promoter’s purpose of promoting initiatives of the Promoter. The Prize Winner and/or their parent or guardian consents to the Promoter taking and using the Prize Winner’s Entry and any photographs, video and sound recordings (including any likeness or image) of the Prize Winner in connection with the competition (including when receiving or enjoying the Prizes) (collectively the “Material”) and to the Promoter publishing and distributing the Material (in whole or part) and the name of the Prize Winner on the Promoter’s website, on television, social media, in print and electronic mainstream media; and other associate promotional materials without any further reference or payment or other compensation to the Prize Winner. The Prize Winner and/or their parent or guardian acknowledges that the Material will be kept by the Promoter for an indefinite period of time and that they do not have any rights in the Material.  A separate consent form will be provided.

10. Privacy Notice.  Any personal information collected from entrants as part of this competition (Personal Information) will be dealt with by the Promoter in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW). For further information, please see the Opal Privacy Policy, Keolis Downer Hunter’s Privacy Policy, TfNSW’s Privacy Management Plan or contact us at

11. Disputes. Any disputes concerning the conduct of the competition or the claiming of the Prize are to be resolved with the Promoter via email to

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