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)

2023 Applications for Assisted School Travel

  • 15 September 2023 is the last day that the ASTP will accept student applications and variations for 2023 (excludes changes to permanent residential addresses and contact details).
  • 17 November 2023 is the last date the ASTP will make changes to permanent residential addresses and contact details for the 2023 school year.

2024 Applications for Assisted School Travel

  • 17 July 2023 is the first day that the ASTP will accept new student applications for 2024.
  • 20 October 2023 is the last day that the ASTP can guarantee that 2024 student applications will be assessed in time and school transport arrangements made for the 2024 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.

Category:

  • DoE

Business Unit:

  • Student Support and Specialist Programs
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