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†||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
|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
|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|
||17 May 2022||Campbelltown|
|Wednesday||18 May 2022||Campbelltown|
||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||5 July 2022||Tamworth|
|Tuesday||5 July 2022||Young|
|Tuesday||12 July 2022||Newcastle|
|Wednesday||13 July 2022||Central Coast|
|Thursday||14 July 2022||Central Coast|
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
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.