Appealing declined applications or variations for student transport
If your child’s application or variation request for transport is unsuccessful, you can submit an appeal within 30 days of the date on the letter or email you received advising of the decline. Any forms received outside of this timeframe will not progress to the Appeals Panel.
About the appeals panel
The appeals panel comprises senior education officers from the Department of Education, Catholic Schools NSW, the Association of Independent Schools NSW, a principal and a parent of a child with a disability.
Learn more about the Appeals process for declined applications or variations for student transport (PDF 103 KB).
How do I appeal?
Before you send your appeal, look carefully at the reason your transport was declined. You are encouraged to contact your child’s school or the ASTP to discuss prior to submitting this form. The ASTP Guidelines contain information on the eligibility criteria and your child's school may be able to assist in explaining the application criteria.
Complete the Appeals form for declined applications or variations for student transport (PDF 101 KB) and email it with new information and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a list of when the appeal forms are due and when the panel meets, view the key dates.