Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017
Division 3 Smartcards
76 Valid smartcards
(1) A smartcard is valid for travel on a particular journey only if—(a) the smartcard—(i) has been successfully processed for the journey, or(ii) could have been successfully processed but was not able to be for reasons beyond the control of the person making the journey, and(b) the smartcard is being used in accordance with the terms and conditions for its use published by TfNSW in the Gazette, and(c) the journey is on a route or railway line that TfNSW has designated from time to time, by order published in the Gazette, as a route or railway line for which a smartcard of that kind may be used.(1A) Subclause (1)(a)(ii) does not apply in relation to a smartcard that is not successfully processed because there are no facilities available for the issue or topping-up of a smartcard.(2) A smartcard is successfully processed if it is processed in accordance with clause 77D and the processing accepts the smartcard as valid.
77 Making smartcard inoperative prohibited
A person must not, with intent to deceive, make a smartcard inoperative.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.