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The 2018 School Bus Pass for those students who are deemed eligible by Transport for NSW for free travel will be mailed to the student’s postal address.

Most passes will be received between the 5th February and the 9th February 2018.

If the student does not receive their school bus pass by the 15th February 2018 then please do not hesitate to contact our office.

A grace period is allowed at the start of the school year to enable sufficient time for students to be issued with their school bus pass. During this time drivers will not require students to show a pass and students may still travel, however we do require passes to be shown once the school bus pass has been received.

To travel free during the grace period school students must be in school uniform or be able to provide evidence (such as a school ID or school books) they are travelling to or from school.

New Applications

You will need to submit a new application online with Transport for NSW if you are:

  • applying for a school free travel pass for the first time
  • requesting an additional pass as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).

If you are submitting an online application please ensure you have a valid email address.

Please note applications will require online verification by the School before being approved.

Updating Details

You will need to re-apply or update your details if the student had a free school travel pass and:

  • The student is changing school or campus
  • The student has changed address
  • The student has repeated a year
  • You've received an expiry notification

Applications must be completed by the student's parent or legal guardian if the student is aged under 16 years.  Students 16 years and over can complete the application form themselves.  Free school travel passes are subject to eligibility criteria set by Transport for NSW.

Links to the Transport for NSW online forms are also available from the home page on this website.

Unsuccessful Applications

Students who are not eligible for a free school travel pass as determined by Transport for NSW can:

  • purchase a School Term Bus Pass from Griffith Buslines
  • purchase child fare tickets when boarding the bus
  • request a review from Transport for NSW. You can request a review online. Once you have completed your initial SSTS application you will receive confirmation whether your application has been sucessful.  If your application was unsuccessful and you feel that one of the special circumstances apply to you, you can request a review by clicking on the 'Request a review' link in your application status screen.  Alternatively, you can request a review via the Transport for NSW SSTS Website, using your application ID.

Special circumstances include:

  • The pedestrian infrastructure between the student's home and school/TAFE is unsuitable for safe walking.  You need to include information on the walking route when applying for a review on pedestrian infrastructure grounds, i.e roadworks, parks or walkways where an obstruction is present.
  • The student has a medical condition which prevents them from walking to and from school/TAFE.  You need to include an SSTS medical report and certificate when applying for an exemption on medical grounds
  • Legal/Child Services.  You need to include supporting documentation when applying for an exemption on Legal/Child Services grounds, i.e. Police report or Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)
 

School Term Passes

Discounted Term Passes are available for all non-eligible students from our office.  These passes can be purchased over the phone, by visiting us in the depot or by emailing, posting or faxing us the Term Pass Application Form