Most students residing in New South Wales are eligible to apply for free bus transport to and from school. Such transport is provided only after presentation of an appropriate travel pass to the driver upon boarding the bus.
From 12 May 2016, applications for free school travel in rural and regional NSW will need to be completed online instead of using paper forms.
Once you have confirmed your school enrolment, complete the online application at transportnsw.info/school-students, nominating your home address and which bus company the student needs to travel between home and school
Print, sign and date the completed application, then return it to the students school for endorsement.
The school then sends the endorsed application to Transport for NSW. You will receive an email confirming the outcome of your application. Transport for NSW will advise Shoal Bus of the approval and the pass will be issued to the school office.
A parent or guardian must apply for students 15 years and under. Students 16 years and over must apply for themselves.
Applicants without ready access to the internet or who wish to follow up on the application process, please call 131 500 for assistance.
To be eligible for subsidised travel under the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) students should:
Parents/Guardians must update the students details in any of the following circumstances:
You will need to update the details at: apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/updatedetails
School travel is only available between home and school for school attendance and is available on school days only.
Passes are not transferable and must be shown on demand. Therefore all students are advised to carry their Travel Pass with them on all school days. Students must present their Pass to the driver upon boarding or to a driver or inspector when requested.
Transport for NSW reserves the right to withdraw a Travel Pass if investigation shows the student to be ineligible. Following notification to the parent/guardian, any issued pass must be surrendered to the school principal or Shoal Bus and subsidised travel cease immediately.