Key dates

Important dates and submission deadlines for the ASTP.

Important

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.

Rollover

ASTP will have transport arrangements made for the start of the 2021 school year for new applications received by 23 October 2020. We are aware that there are still decisions that will be made after October about student placements and ASTP will endeavour to have these new applications assessed in time. ASTP will be in ongoing contact with parents to keep them up to date with their application and will let them know if they need to make other arrangements for their child's transport for the start of the 2021 school year.

  • 21 July 2020 – First day ASTP will accept new student applications for 2021.
  • 27 July 2020 – First day that schools will have access to ASTP Online to review each student’s transport needs for 2021.
  • 10 August 2020 – Last day for schools to submit Year 12 program options and advice of finish dates for school leavers in 2020.
  • 28 August 2020 – Last day for schools to log to ASTP Online and verify whether a student will be continuing in the same school setting for 2021.
  • 25 September 2020 – Last day ASTP will accept student applications and variations for 2020. This excludes change of permanent residential address and contact details up until 27 November 2020.
  • 23 October 2020 – Last day for parents to confirm contact details and changes to transport arrangements for 2021.
  • 23 October 2020 – Last day ASTP will accept student applications for 2021 with a guarantee that transport will be provided for day 1 2021.
  • The ASTP office will be closed during the public service shut-down (25 December 2020 to 8 January 2021) and will re-open on Monday 11 January 2021.

Appeals

Below are the appeals dates for declined student applications. Please carefully read the procedure on how to lodge an appeal with the ASTP.

Month Appeals form due Date of panel meeting
January 8 January 2020 15 January 2020
January 15 January 2020 22 January 2020
February 5 February 2020 12 February 2020
February 12 February 2020 19 February 2020
March 11 March 2020 18 March 2020
April 15 April 2020 22 April 2020
May 13 May 2020 20 May 2020
June 10 June 2020 17 June 2020
July 15 July 2020 22 July 2020
August 12 August 2020 19 August 2020
September 9 September 2020 16 September 2020
October 14 October 2020 21 October 2020
November 11 November 2020 18 November 2020
December 9 December 2020 16 December 2020

Contractor and ATSO pay ending

Month Contractor pay ending ATSO pay ending
January 31 January 2020 2 January 2020
16 January 2020
30 January 2020
February 28 February 2020 13 February 2020
27 February 2020
March 31 March 2020 12 March 2020
26 March 2020
April 30 April 2020 9 April 2020
23 April 2020
May 29 May 2020 7 May 2020
21 May 2020
June 30 June 2020 4 June 2020
18 June 2020
July 31 July 2020 2 July 2020
16 July 2020
30 July 2020
August 31 August 2020 13 August 2020
27 August 2020
September 25 September 2020 10 September 2020
24 September 2020
October 30 October 2020 8 October 2020
22 October 2020
November 30 November 2020 5 November 2020
19 November 2020
December 16 December 2020 3 December 2020
17 December 2020
31 December 2020

Driver applications and ATSO safety vest orders

Last day to submit driver applications (PDF 258.45KB) and safety vest orders (PDF 206.32KB):

  • 9 April 2020
  • 3 July 2020
  • 25 September 2020
  • 18 December 2020.

Eligible Service Provider application

Last day to submit an Expression of interest and change request form for Eligible Service Providers (PDF 416KB):

  • 17 February 2020
  • 9 November 2020.

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 28 January 2020 9 April 2020
Term 1 - Western division 4 February 2020 9 April 2020
School holidays 13 April 2020 24 April 2020
Term 2 27 April 2020 3 July 2020
School holidays 6 July 2020 17 July 2020
Term 3 20 July 2020 25 September 2020
School holidays 28 September 2020 9 October 2020
Term 4* 12 October 2020 18 December 2020
School holidays - Eastern division 21 December 2020 26 January 2021
School holidays - Western division 21 December 2020 2 February 2021

Visit our calendar page for a complete list of term and vacation dates, test and exam dates and more.

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