The School Drive Subsidy may help towards the costs of driving children to school if you live in an area where there is no public transport.
Travel Eligibility Requirement
The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) can only be used for:
Travel betweenhome and the school campus at which the student is enrolled;and approved travel, Monday to Friday on school days.
The School Scheme does not extend travel for activities such as:
- School excursions.
- Sports events.
- Work experiene
- Attendance at Vocational Education Training (VET) in schools at a location away from the school/campus at which the student is enrolled.
- Attendance at muli-campus high schools, Saturday schools, pre-schools, mini-schools.
To be eligible for the scheme an application must be:
- A resident of NSW
- 4 years and 6 months of age or older and enrolled as one of the following:
An infant (K-2) regardless of the distance between their home and school.
A Primary student (Years 3-6) who lives more then 1.6kms (radial distance) from school, or 2.3kms or more by the most direct practical walking route to the nearest entry point to the school, or Secondary student (Years 7-12) who lives more than 2kms (radial distance) from school, or 2.9kms or more by the most direct practical walking route to the nearest entry point to the school.
Application for a free bus pass is made on enrolment and again at the end of Stage One (Year two). Application forms are available from the office.