Eligibility and application process

Before submitting an application for transport the school must assess that the student is eligible to apply and meets the eligibility criteria.

How to process an application

Step 1: Assess eligibility

When working with a parent the school needs to check the eligibility criteria to ensure that the student and the parent meet the criteria.

The assessment of travel support needs is provided to assist schools in the assessment of the individual student travel support needs.

Step 2: Download and complete forms

Application for Assisted School Travel form (PDF 564KB)

Schools will work with parents to complete Part A and then the school will complete Part B.

2022 Applications for Assisted School Travel

  • 16 September 2022 is the last day that the ASTP will accept student applications and variations for 2022.
  • This excludes changes to permanent residential addresses and contact details which will be considered up to 18 November 2022.

2023 Applications for Assisted School Travel

  • 20 July 2022 is the last day that the ASTP will accept new student applications for 2023.
  • 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.

Step 3: Provide supporting documentation

Applications forwarded from the school that do not have all of the required supporting documentation will be returned and processing of the application will be delayed.

Please ensure that you are providing the following supporting documentation when forwarding the application to ASTP:

  • formal advice of student placement (government schools only)
  • disability confirmation sheet
  • medical certificates, parent TAFE or university timetable (where applicable)
  • Shared care request form (Where applicable)
  • risk management, behaviour/health care plans (where applicable)
  • other relevant information.

Step 4: Submit application to ASTP

Once the Application for Assisted School Travel form (PDF 564KB) is complete and all supporting documentation has been provided, scan and email application to generalenquiries.astp@det.nsw.edu.au.

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