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 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.
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†||11 January 2023||18 January 2023|
|January†||18 January2023||25 January 2023|
|February*||1 February 2023||8 February 2023|
|February*||15 February 2023||22 February 2023|
|March*||15 March 2023||22 March 2023|
|April†||5 April 2023||12 April 2023|
|April||19 April 2023||26 April 2023|
|May||17 May 2023||24 May 2023|
|June||14 June 2023||21 June 2023|
|July||12 July 2023||19 July 2023|
|August||9 August 2023||16 August 2023|
|August||16 August 2023||23 August 2023|
|September||13 September 2023||20 September 2023|
|October||11 October 2023||18 October 2023|
|November||8 November 2023||15 November 2023|
|December*||6 December 2023||13 December 2023|
* 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 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, 2023
|Tuesday||7 February 2023||Canterbury|
|Wednesday||8 February 2023||Canterbury|
|Tuesday||14 February 2023||Epping|
|Wednesday||15 February 2023||Epping|
|Tuesday||21 February 2023||Central Coast North|
|Wednesday||22 February 2023||Central Coast North|
|Tuesday||28 February 2023||Maitland|
|Tuesday||28 February 2023||Sutherland|
|Wednesday||1 March 2023||Maitland|
|Wednesday||1 March 2023||Sutherland|
|Tuesday||7 March 2023||Campbelltown|
|Tuesday||7 March 2023||Penrith|
|Wednesday||8 March 2023||Campbelltown|
|Wednesday||8 March 2023||Penrith|
|Wednesday||15 March 2023||Liverpool|
|Thursday||16 March 2023||Liverpool|
|Tuesday||21 March 2023||Rooty Hill|
|Wednesday||22 March 2023||Rooty Hill|
|Tuesday||28 March 2023||Newcastle|
|Wednesday||29 March 2023||Newcastle|
|Tuesday||4 April 2023||Canterbury|
|Wednesday||5 April 2023||Canterbury|
|Tuesday||18 April 2023||Griffith|
|Tuesday||18 April 2023||South Coast|
|Wednesday||19 April 2023||Young|
|Wednesday||19 April 2023||Southern Highlands|
|Thursday||20 April 2023||Albury|
Term 2, 2023
|Tuesday||2 May 2023||Campbelltown|
|Tuesday||2 May 2023||Liverpool|
|Wednesday||3 May 2023||Campbelltown|
|Wednesday||3 May 2023||Liverpool|
|Tuesday||9 May 2023||Canterbury|
|Wednesday||10 May 2023||Canterbury|
|Tuesday||16 May 2023||Parramatta|
|Wednesday||17 May 2023||Parramatta|
|Tuesday||6 June 2023||Rooty Hill|
|Wednesday||7 June 2023||Rooty Hill|
|Wednesday||14 June 2023||Epping|
|Thursday||15 June 2023||Epping|
|Tuesday||20 June 2023||Illawarra|
|Wednesday||21 June 2023||Illawarra|
|Tuesday||4 July 2023||Port Macquarie|
|Tuesday||4 July 2023||Bathurst|
|Wednesday||5 July 2023||Coffs Harbour|
|Wednesday||5 July 2023||Orange|
|Thursday||6 July 2023||Dubbo|
Contractor and ATSO pay ending
|Month||Contractor pay ending||ATSO pay ending|
|January||31 January 2023||12 January 2023
26 January 2023
|February||28 February 2023||9 February 2023
23 February 2023
|March||31 March 2023||9 March 2023
23 March 2023
|April||28 April 2023||6 April 2023
20 April 2023
|May||31 May 2023||4 May 2023
18 May 2023
|June||30 June 2023||1 June 2023
15 June 2023
29 June 2023
|July||31 July 2023||13 July 2023
27 July 2023
|August||31 August 2023||10 August 2023
24 August 2023
|September||22 September 2023||7 September 2023
21 September 2023
|October||31 October 2023||5 October 2023
19 October 2023
|November||30 November 2023||2 November 2023
16 November 2023
30 November 2023
|December||15 December 2023||14 December 2023
28 December 2023
Eligible Service Provider application
Last day to submit an Expression of interest and change request form for Eligible Service Providers (PDF 416KB):
- 13 March 2023
- 11 September 2023
Please note the above dates also apply for novations, subcontracting, requests for increased transport area and requests for increased run capacity.
ASTP staff development days
Staff development days are used to improve the skills of ASTP staff and leaders through a targeted professional learning program.
- 19 April 2023
- 4 October 2023
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 2023||6 April 2023|
|Term 1 - Western division||3 February 2023||6 April 2023|
|School holidays||10 April 2023||21 April 2023|
|Term 2||24 April 2023||30 June 2023|
|School holidays||3 July 2023||14 July 2023|
|Term 3||17 July 2023||22 September 2023|
|School holidays||25 September 2023||6 October 2023|
|Term 4*||9 October 2023||19 December 2023|
|School holidays - Eastern division||20 December 2023||29 January 2024|
|School holidays - Western division||20 December 2023||5 February 2024|
Visit our calendar page for a complete list of term and vacation dates, test and exam dates and more.