Other support and assistance
Have you considered travel training to increase your child's confidence and independence?
Transport for NSW funds select Community Transport Service providers to provide travel training across the wider Sydney area, Central Coast and Newcastle.
Travel training can assist students with disability who wish to travel on public transport but may feel there are barriers to doing so. The training helps students to understand timetables, types of tickets, getting to and from public transport, how to board and disembark safely, being safe while travelling and changing between different types of transport. Travel training aims to give students the information, confidence and capability to make trips independently.
Find out more about Transport for NSW's First Stop Transport - Travel Training.
School Drive Subsidy
The School Drive Subsidy (SDS) is available to NSW residents in areas where there is no public transport, to drive an eligible student all or part of the way to school. The subsidy is only intended to partly offset the cost of using a private vehicle to drive the eligible student and is not intended to cover all costs. TfNSW administers the SDS scheme. The subsidy is for driving school students to school or to the nearest transport pick up point, by car, motorcycle or boat.
School Student Transport Scheme
The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) provides subsidised travel for eligible school students on rail, bus, ferry and long distance coach services.