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 2023 school year, we cannot guarantee applications received after 21 October 2022 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.

  • 22 August 2022 – 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 2023.
  • 26 August 2022 – Last day for schools to submit Year 12 program options and advice of finish dates for school leavers in 2022.
  • 2 September 2022 – 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 2023.

2022 Applications for Assisted School Travel

  • 16 September 2022 is the last day that the ASTP will accept student applications and variations for 2022 (excludes changes to permanent residential addresses and contact details).
  • 18 November 2022 is the last date the ASTP will make changes to permanent residential addresses and contact details for the 2022 school year.

2023 Applications for Assisted School Travel

  • 20 July 2022 is the first date that the ASTP will accept new student applications for 2023.
  • 21 October 2022 is the last day that the ASTP can guarantee that 2023 student applications will be assessed in time and school transport arrangements made for the 2023 school year.

Appeals, 2022

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 5 January 2022 12 January 2022
January 12 January2022 19 January 2022
February* 2 February 2022 9 February 2022
February* 16 February 2022 23 February 2022
March* 16 March 2022 23 March 2022
April 13 April 2022 20 April 2022
May 11 May 2022 18 May 2022
June 8 June 2022 15 June 2022
July 13 July 2022 20 July 2022
August 10 August 2022 17 August 2022
September 14 September 2022 21 September 2022
October 12 October 2022 19 October 2022
November 9 November 2022 16 November 2022
December* 7 December 2022 14 December 2022

* Indicates that meeting date varies from 3rd Wednesday to 2nd or 4th Wednesday in the month to allow for sufficient space between panels, lead up time around public holidays and/or to avoid school holidays.

indicates panel meeting in school holidays

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, 2022

Day Date Location
Tuesday 18 January 2022 Central Coast
Wednesday 19 January 2022 Central Coast
Tuesday 25 January 2022 Epping
Monday 31 January 2022 Warilla
Wednesday 2 February 2022 Parramatta
Tuesday 8 February 2022 Sutherland
Wednesday 9 February 2022 Sutherland
Wednesday 16 February 2022 Epping
Thursday 17 February 2022 Epping
Tuesday 22 February 2022 Canterbury / Bankstown
Wednesday 23 February 2022 Canterbury / Bankstown
Tuesday 1 March 2022 Liverpool
Wednesday 2 March 2022 Liverpool
Thursday 3 March 2022 Campbelltown
Tuesday 15 March 2022 Rooty Hill
Wednesday 16 March 2022 Rooty Hill
Tuesday 22 March 2022 Newcastle
Wednesday 23 March 2022 Newcastle
Tuesday 29 March 2022 Maitland
Wednesday 30 March 2022 Maitland
Wednesday 30 March 2022 Penrith
Thursday 31 March 2022 Penrith
Tuesday 5 April 2022 Northern Beaches
Tuesday 5 April 2022 Parramatta
Wednesday 6 April 2022 Canterbury / Bankstown

Term 2, 2022

Day Date Location
Tuesday 12 April 2022 Albury
Thursday 28 April 2022 Mittagong
Friday 29 April 2022 Mollymook
Tuesday 3 May 2022 Liverpool
Wednesday 4 May 2022 Liverpool
Tuesday 10 May 2022 Canterbury / Bankstown
Wednesday 11 May 2022 Canterbury / Bankstown
Tuesday
17 May 2022 Campbelltown
Wednesday 18 May 2022 Campbelltown
Tuesday
24 May 2022 Bathurst
Wednesday 25 May 2022 Orange
Thursday 26 May 2022 Dubbo
Tuesday 31 May 2022 Nambucca
Wednesday 1 June 2022 Port Macquarie
Wednesday 1 June 2022 Coffs Harbour
Tuesday 7 June 2022 Rooty Hill
Wednesday 8 June 2022 Rooty Hill
Wednesday 15 June 2022 Epping
Thursday 16 June 2022 Epping
Tuesday 21 June 2022 Canterbury / Bankstown
Wednesday 22 June 2022 Liverpool
Tuesday 28 June 2022 Maitland
Tuesday 28 June 2022 Penrith
Wednesday 29 June 2022 Sutherland
Tuesday 5 July 2022 Tamworth
Wednesday 6 July 2022 Young
Tuesday 12 July 2022 Newcastle
Wednesday 13 July 2022 Central Coast
Monday 18 July 2022 Warilla
Tuesday 19 July 2022 Rooty Hill
Wednesday 20 July 2022 Rooty Hill

Term 3, 2022

There are no training sessions scheduled for Term 3. For urgent training requirements please email atso.astp@det.nsw.edu.au.

Contractor and ATSO pay ending

Month Contractor pay ending ATSO pay ending
January
13 January 2022
27 January 2022
February 28 February 2022 10 February 2022
24 February 2022
March 31 March 2022 10 March 2022
24 March 2022
April 29 April 2022 7 April 2022
21 April 2022
May 31 May 2022 5 May 2022
19 May 2022
June 30 June 2022 2 June 2022
16 June 2022
30 June 2022
July 29 July 2022 14 July 2022
28 July 2022
August 31 August 2022 11 August 2022
25 August 2022
September 23 September 2022 8 September 2022
22 September 2022
October 31 October 2022 6 October 2022
20 October 2022
November 30 November 2022 3 November 2022
17 November 2022
December 19 December 2022 1 December 2022
15 December 2022
29 December 2022

Driver applications and ATSO safety vest orders

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

  • 8 April 2022
  • 1 July 2022
  • 23 September 2022
  • 20 December 2022

Eligible Service Provider application

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

  • 14 March 2022
  • 12 September 2022

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 2022 8 April 2022
Term 1 - Western division 4 February 2022 8 April 2022
School holidays 11 April 2022 22 April 2022
Term 2 26 April 2022 1 June 2022
School holidays 4 July 2022 15 July 2022
Term 3 18 July 2022 23 September 2022
School holidays 26 September 2022 7 October 20212
Term 4* 10 October 2022 20 December 2022
School holidays - Eastern division 21 December 2022 26 January 2023
School holidays - Western division 21 December 2022 2 February 2023

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

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