Every state has their own transport companies and therefore there are different ways to get around. Of course in most cities you can still buy paper tickets or pay with cash on public transport. In most cases, it will be cheaper to buy a 'card' to use while travelling locally.
If you are looking for ways of transport to get from one place (state) to the other (state), or if you are looking for a hop on hop off bus or a great train trip or you want to drive a campervan/car, please contact the staff of the Duck Travel Shop and they will help you out.
New South Wales
If you travel in News Wouth Wales, the best option is to buy an Opal Card.
This is a card on which you can put money and use it for buses, trains, light rails and ferries.
You can buy an Opal card in various shops (for example newsagencies and convenience stores) and at the stations.
No matter how much you travel with an Opal card you never pay more than your Daily, Weekly or Sunday Travel Caps.
Sunday $2.50 (yes...just $2.50 for all Sunday, even the ferries and trains)
If you travel in Victoria, the best option is to buy a myki card.
This is a card on which you can put money and use it for travelling on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses, V/Line commuter train services and buses in Seymour, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, the Latrobe Valley and Warragul.
South east queensland
If you travel in South Queensland, the best option is to buy a go card.
You can use this on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), ferry and tram services in South East Queensland
The public transport service, Sunbus, operates throughout Cairns; from the northern beaches to the southern suburbs via the CBD.
Private bus lines operate services covering Port Douglas, Mossman, Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands and Mission Beach.
If you travel in Adelaide - South Australia, the best option is to buy a metro card.
You can use this card on the bus, train or tram.
If you travel in Perth - Western Australia, the best option is to buy a SmartRider.
When travelling in Darwin or Alice Springs, you might want to consider buying a Tap and Ride card.