Lost or stolen cards

Register your SmartRider to protect your balance in case it's lost or stolen.

What is hotlisting?

Hotlisting means we protect the remaining balance and deactivate your card. Deactivation is permanent and irreversible, although it can take up to 48 hours. We are unable to reimburse any value used on your card between the time you hotlist it and the actual hotlist occurring. Also, we are unable to reactivate your card once you hotlist it.

Unfortunately there’s no protection for unregistered cards. Make sure you let us know as soon as you notice it’s gone so we can hotlist it.

How to hotlist your card

Hotlist your card by either

Obtaining a replacement SmartRider

The process is usually the same as obtaining your initial SmartRider card, although it differs from one type of SmartRider to another. 

To find out about your type of card go to SmartRider Types.

How to transfer card balance to your new SmartRider card

Standard Card, Concession and Pensioner

  • If you obtain your new SmartRider at an InfoCentre - you can transfer the balance from your hotlisted card onto your new card at time of purchase.
  • If you obtain your new card at a SmartRider Retail Sales Outlets - wait 24 hours after we have issued your new card, then contact the
    Transperth InfoLine.

Seniors, Pensioners, Veterans


Students (primary and secondary) and Tertiary

The value on your old Student SmartRider will automatically transfer to your new card.


SmartRider Benefits

Save 20%

Get a 20% discount off fares with SmartRider Autoload.

Learn about Autoload.


SmartParker

Use your SmartRider to pay for parking at the station.

Learn about Parking.


Frequently Asked SmartRider Questions

What if I lose my SmartRider card?
If you’ve registered your SmartRider and it’s lost or stolen we can transfer your remaining balance to your new card. Unfortunately there’s no protection for unregistered cards. Make sure you let us know as soon as you notice it’s gone so we can hotlist it. For more info go to Lost or Stolen Cards.
How do I tag on and off?
At the start and end of each journey, place your SmartRider card over the picture of the card on a card reader on the bus, on the ferry or at the train station. A beep and green light confirms a successful tag on or tag off. When you tag on, the card reader will display your remaining balance. When you tag off, the card reader will display the amount of the fare deducted and your remaining balance. For more information go to Using SmartRider.
How do I check my SmartRider balance?
There are a number of ways to check your balance. Go to Check SmartRider Balance.
Who is eligible for the student fare?
If you’re a primary or secondary school student you can use the Student SmartRider. You’ll get the student fare for any journey Monday – Friday during the school year and concession fares on the weekend and during the Christmas school holidays.
How do I register my SmartRider card?
There are a number of ways you can register your SmartRider. For details go to Register SmartRider.
What is Autoload?
Autoload enables a direct debit to be made automatically from a nominated bank account or credit card to your SmartRider when the balance on your card falls below the low-value threshold of $6 for standard users and $3 for concession users. Register for Autoload through My Account
Can I use my Digital Wallet as proof of concession?
If you have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Card you can provide proof of your concession entitlement by showing the card on your phone through Centrelink's Digital Wallet.
What is a pending action?
A pending action is a change/update that is waiting to be applied to your SmartRider.

Your SmartRider stores information including your concession status, Autoload status and card balance. When we need to update this information, a pending action is created so that the information on the card can be updated.

Pending actions are generally available to your SmartRider the day following their creation, except BPAY which can take several days to become available. For example if you activate Autoload online through My Account today Autoload will be available to be applied to your card tomorrow.

In order to update your card with this new information you are required to tag on. We recommend that you travel within a week of the pending action being created. Alternatively, if you do not need to travel, you can tag on, wait 15 seconds, and then tag off (preferably at any train station).

This will ensure that the update is applied to your SmartRider. If you do not travel/ tag on in the first week, or if it has been over two weeks since you last used the card, it is possible that the pending action will not be applied to your SmartRider on the first try. If this is the case you will need to travel or tag your SmartRider on and off over two to three consecutive days.

Please contact the Transperth InfoLine (13 62 13) if you have trouble applying a pending action.
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