Fines issued - Sydney Opal

Kate Bettes made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Office of State Revenue

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Dear NSW Office of State Revenue and/or State Debt Recovery Office

I'm writing to request statistics on fines issued by revenue protection officers, and NSW police officers in the period since the introduction of the opal card system, 2013-17.

Specifically, the amount of revenue generated in this period, and if possible, the number of fines issued.

If possible, please treat this as an administrative/informal request. Otherwise please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the FOI Act.

Yours faithfully,

Kate Bettes


Hi Kate

The data you requested is available on the Office of State Revenue website at - apologies for not being able to attach the dataset in this email. The file size of the dataset (48mb) exceeds the maximum limit for email transfer (20mb).

Under "Open data" section please download the "Penalty notice data set".

The dataset contains the information about all fines issued, since financial year 2011-2015 through to 2016-17, pursuant to Passenger Transport Act 1990 / Passenger Transport Regulation 2007, including train tickets / opal card related fines.

Once you download and open the dataset, please ensure that you sort the information by "LEGISLATION".

If you have any queries, please feel welcome to contact me on 9372 7661.

Many thanks,

John Kim
Support Advisor | Ministerial Services (GIPA/Privacy)
Central Policy Office | Office of the Secretary
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

p 02 9372 7661| GIPA/Privacy Team: 02 9619 8672
e [email address]|
Level 22W, Mckell, 2-24 Rawson Place, Sydney NSW 2000

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