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

While the ASTP will endeavour to make transport arrangements for the start of the 2021 school year, we cannot guarantee applications received after 23 October 2020 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.

Appeals

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

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

Driver applications and ATSO safety vest orders

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

  • 1 April 2021
  • 25 June 2021
  • 17 September 2021
  • 17 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.

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