Important dates and submission deadlines for the ASTP.
All appeals panel request forms, ATSO safety vest orders, driver and Eligible Service Provider applications must be submitted by 5pm AEST as per the dates below.
While the ASTP will endeavour to make transport arrangements for the start of the 2022 school year, we cannot guarantee applications received after 22 October 2021 will be assessed in time. It is recommended that those parents seek to make other arrangements for their child’s transport for the start of the school year.
- 23 August 2021 – First day that schools will have access to ASTP Online to verify current student transport needs and confirm whether they will require transport to your school from Term 1 2022.
- 27 August 2021 – Last day for schools to submit Year 12 program options and advice of finish dates for school leavers in 2021
- 3 September 2021 – Last day that schools will have access to ASTP Online to verify current student transport needs and confirm whether they will require transport to your school from Term 1 2022.
2021 Applications for Assisted School Travel
- 17 September 2021 is the last day that the ASTP will accept student applications and variations for 2021 (excludes changes to permanent residential addresses and contact details).
- 19 November 2021 is the last date the ASTP will make changes to permanent residential addresses and contact details for the 2021 school year.
2022 Applications for Assisted School Travel
- 21 July 2021 is the first date that the ASTP will accept new student applications for 2022
- 22 October 2021 is the last day that the ASTP can guarantee that 2022 student applications will be assessed in time and school transport arrangements made for the 2022 school year.
If your child's application is unsuccessful or their variation is declined you may submit an appeal. Appeal requests must be submitted to the ASTP by close of business (5pm AEST) on the below appeals form due date.
|Month||Appeals form due||Date of panel meeting|
|January||13 January 2021||20 January 2021|
|February||3 February 2021||10 February 2021|
|February||17 February 2021||24 February 2021|
|March||17 March 2021||24 March 2021|
|April||14 April 2021||21 April 2021|
|May||12 May 2021||19 May 2021|
|June||9 June 2021||16 June 2021|
|July||14 July 2021||21 July 2021|
|August||11 August 2021||18 August 2021|
|September||8 September 2021||15 September 2021|
|October||14 October 2021||20 October 2021|
|November||10 November 2021||17 November 2021|
|December||8 December 2021||15 December 2021|
ATSO face-to-face CPR/Anaphylaxis training schedule
If you are an Assisted Travel Support Officer (ATSO) please check your Departmental email address (i.e. @det.nsw.edu.au) regularly for training invitations and important notices about mandatory training requirements.
Please note that ATSO training is by invite only and is limited to a number of participants per session on a planned schedule. Individual arrangements may be considered for ATSOs in regional/remote areas.
The following dates and locations are tentative and subject to change depending on venue and trainer availability.
Learn more about ATSO training.
Term 1, 2021
|Wednesday||20 January 2021||Liverpool|
|Thursday||21 January 2021||Liverpool|
|Thursday||28 January 2021||Wollongong|
|Tuesday||2 February 2021||Epping|
|Wednesday||3 February 2021||Sutherland|
|Tuesday||16 February 2021||Campbelltown|
|Wednesday||17 February 2021||Campbelltown|
|Tuesday||23 February 2021||Canterbury|
|Wednesday||24 February 2021||Canterbury|
|Thursday||25 February 2021||Canterbury|
|Tuesday||2 March 2021||Central Coast|
|Wednesday||3 March 2021||Central Coast|
|Thursday||4 March 2021||Newcastle|
|Friday||5 March 2021||Newcastle|
|Tuesday||9 March 2021||Rooty Hill|
|Wednesday||10 March 2021||Rooty Hill|
|Thursday||11 March 2021||Rooty Hill|
|Tuesday||30 March 2021||Warilla|
|Tuesday||30 March 2021||Albury|
|Wednesday||31 March 2021||Tamworth|
|Wednesday||7 April 2021||Liverpool|
|Thursday||8 April 2021||Liverpool|
|Tuesday||13 April 2021||Bankstown|
|Wednesday||14 April 2021||Bankstown|
Term 2, 2021
|Monday||19 April 2021||Nambucca|
|Tuesday||27 April 2021||Maitland|
Term 3, 2021
|Tuesday||29 June 2021* (cancelled)||Newcastle|
|Wednesday||30 June 2021* (cancelled)||Central Coast|
|Tuesday||6 July 2021* (cancelled)||Epping|
|Wednesday||7 July 2021* (cancelled)||Liverpool|
|Monday||12 July 2021* (cancelled)||Warilla|
|Wednesday||14 July 2021* (cancelled)||Canterbury|
|Tuesday||20 July 2021* (cancelled)||Epping|
|Wednesday||21 July 2021* (cancelled)||Epping|
|Tuesday||3 August 2021||Newcastle|
|Wednesday||4 August 2021||Newcastle|
|Tuesday||10 August 2021* (cancelled)||Rooty Hill|
|Wednesday||11 August 2021* (cancelled)||Liverpool|
|Tuesday||17 August 2021* (cancelled)||Penrith|
|Wednesday||18 August 2021* (cancelled)||Penrith|
|Tuesday||17 August 2021* (cancelled)||Coogee|
|Wednesday||18 August 2021* (cancelled)||Sutherland|
|Tuesday||31 August 2021||Rooty Hill|
|Wednesday||1 September 2021||Rooty Hill|
|Tuesday||7 September 2021||Canterbury|
|Wednesday||8 September 2021||Canterbury|
|Tuesday||21 September 2021||Warilla|
|Wednesday||22 September 2021||Warilla|
|Tuesday||28 September 2021||Campbelltown|
|Wednesday||29 September 2021||Campbelltown|
|Tuesday||28 September 2021||Maitland|
|Wednesday||29 September 2021||Maitland|
Term 4, 2021
Contractor and ATSO pay ending
|Month||Contractor pay ending||ATSO pay ending|
|January||29 January 2021||14 January 2021
28 January 2021
|February||26 February 2021||11 February 2021
25 February 2021
|March||31 March 2021||11 March 2021
25 March 2021
|April||30 April 2021||8 April 2021
22 April 2021
|May||31 May 2021||6 May 2021
20 May 2021
|June||25 June 2021||3 June 2021
17 June 2021
|July||30 July 2021||1 July 2021
15 July 2021
29 July 2021
|August||31 August 2021||12 August 2021
26 August 2021
|September||17 September 2021||9 September 2021
23 September 2021
|October||29 October 2021||7 October 2021
21 October 2021
|November||30 November 2021||4 November 2021
18 November 2021
|December||16 December 2021||2 December 2021
16 December 2021
30 December 2021
Eligible Service Provider application
Last day to submit an Expression of interest and change request form for Eligible Service Providers (PDF 416KB):
- 15 March 2021
- 13 September 2021
Please note the above dates also apply for novations, subcontracting, requests for increased transport area and requests for increased run capacity.
NSW public school holidays and term dates
Please note: School development days occur at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year. Check with your school, as schools may vary some of these dates.
School speed zones apply on all school days, including school development days.
|School holidays / term||Start||Finish|
|Term 1 - Eastern division||27 January 2021||1 April 2021|
|Term 1 - Western division||3 February 2021||1 April 2021|
|School holidays||5 April 2021||16 April 2021|
|Term 2||19 April 2021||25 June 2021|
|School holidays||28 June 2021||9 July 2021|
|Term 3||12 July 2021||17 September 2021|
|School holidays||20 September 2021||1 October 2021|
|Term 4*||5 October 2021||17 December 2021|
|School holidays - Eastern division||20 December 2021||27 January 2022|
|School holidays - Western division||20 December 2021||3 February 2022|
Visit our calendar page for a complete list of term and vacation dates, test and exam dates and more.