To be eligible for transport assistance for travel to an education support facility, an education support student must, under normal circumstances:
- Be enrolled at an education support facility in a Government or non Government facility.
- Not able or competent to make their own way to the facility safely.
- Be regularly attending the facility.
- Be under 19 years of age.
- Attend the closest appropriate Government or non- Government facility to a student’s residence, unless the student is attending one of the schools listed below which have transport catchment areas.
Below are The Transport Catchment Area Maps includes: Burbridge & Gladys Newton, Malibu, Durham Rd, Sir David Brand, South Kensington, Castlereagh, Carson St Schools, Kim Beazley Learning Centre Atwell and Success, and Kenwick School.
To open and view the maps please click on the following pdf links:
Assessment/Approval of a Transport Assistance Application
The determination of which types of programs and facilities are likely to best meet the needs of a student, is undertaken by Department of Education and Training (DET) in conjunction with the facility a student may attend. Based on DET’s assessment of a student’s disabilities and needs, SBS evaluates the student’s eligibility for transport assistance according to whether he/she is:
Enrolled in a schooling program resourced and/or approved by Department of Education Services.
Attending a schooling program at an education support facility on a regular basis; and
Not competent to travel independently to the facility safely. If a child is assessed against the eligibility criteria and does not meet it, you can apply for consideration as an out of policy application.
To be eligible for transport assistance in respect of travel to an education support facility, a student is normally expected to travel to and from their facility (ie to and from the one address) at least three full days per week (ie three mornings and three afternoons).Students who cannot travel to their facility regularly (eg because of their disability or medical condition) will only be approved for Transport Assistance in exceptional circumstances. If a student is unable to travel at any time or for any period, Parents/Carers should contact the bus staff at the earliest opportunity. There is a minimum requirement of trips taken per week. However, SBS is aware that because of a child’s disability and/or medical conditions may mean that a child cannot meet this requirement.
To be eligible for transport assistance, a student must be less than 19. Students younger than three years and six months of age will only be provided with a conveyance allowance.