Some students can access free Transport Assistance to and from school through School Bus Services, provided by the Public Transport Authority.

To be eligible for Transport Assistance, a rural student attending a mainstream school must, under normal circumstances:

  • Be enrolled at their Nearest Appropriate School,
  • Be enrolled in a pre-compulsory or compulsory education period,
  • Regularly attend their school and use the “Orange” School Bus approved for that student,.
  • Reside more than 4.5 km from their school, and
  • Reside outside designated Public Transport Area.

For Transport Assistance, parents and carers can apply online at: