As from the 12th May 2016 all new applications are to be now completed online.
Parents/Guardians are then required to print out the application form and take this to your child’s school for verification and processing. This is the link for your online application https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/howToApply.
Any enquiries can be made by phone to Transport for NSW on 131 500.
Parents/Guardians are also responsible for advising Transport for NSW of any student information changes such as change of school, or change of address etc. This can also be done online through the following link; https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/updateDetails
Student Eligibility Criteria for Free Bus Travel
To be eligible for the Scheme the student must be a resident of NSW, at least 4 years and 6 months of age and enrolled as one of the following:
An infant student (K –2) regardless of the distance between their home and school
A primary student (Years 3–6) who lives more than 1.6 km (straight line distance) from school, or 2.3 km or more by the most direct practical walking route to the nearest entry point to the school
A secondary student (Year 7–12) who lives more than 2 km (straight line distance) from school, or 2.9 km or more by the most direct practical walking route to the nearest entry point to the school
A TAFE student under 18 years of age at 1st January of the year of application who are:
Enrolled in a full-time TAFE course for a minimum of 20 hours a week
Living more than 3.2 km from the college by the most direct practical walking route
Attending the college closest to their home where enrolment is available.
Non-Australian citizens and students temporarily in Australia
Certain non-Australian citizens and students temporarily in Australia are eligible for free or subsidised travel, depending on their visa subclass. Students who are eligible for a free government education are also eligible for subsidised transport if they meet the general eligibility requirements. You will need to quote your visa subclass number when applying for the SSTS, in addition to meeting the standard eligibility criteria.
When completing an application for subsidised travel under the Scheme, parents and guardians acknowledge that students have been made aware of the Codes of Conduct. The codes were developed in conjunction with the bus industry, Sydney Trains, representatives of parent groups and education authorities. They aim to ensure both the safety of students and the comfort of other passengers by outlining the behaviour required of students when travelling to and from school.
Parents and Guardians Responsibilities
Parents and guardians are asked to discuss these simple rules with their children so that they understand the standards of behaviour required of students. Depending on the seriousness of the misbehaviour, students may be penalised if they breach the code. Students may have their travel pass temporarily or permanently suspended and may be required to make alternative travel arrangements. Students misbehaving on trains and railway stations may have their travel pass confiscated for up to one year and be required to pay regular fares for travel to and from school. Page 3 of The School Student Transport Scheme Updated on November 2015 states student conduct when they are travelling between home and school, they must adhere to various regulations regarding passenger behaviour and the Codes of Conduct for travel by bus and/or train.
Safety Rules and Procedures
To ensure their safety and the comfort of other passengers students will:
Behave safely at all times
Respect the needs and comfort of other passengers
Behave appropriately at all times (e.g. No use of offensive language, fighting, spitting)
Placing feet on seats or throwing things in or from the bus/train/ferry)
Protect all property and report any vandalism
Show their travel pass or ticket when requested (or if they been issued with a school opal card, always tap on and tap off)
Only use the travel pass for its intended purpose
Maintain possession of the travel pass at all times
Follow instructions about safety
Adhere to the law that bans smoking
Not eat and drink in prohibited areas
Keep arms, legs and other parts of their bodies inside the bus/train/ferry
Only attract the attention of the bus driver in case of emergency
Town and Country Bus Run Services with Inverell Bus Service
Town Bus Services
Country Bus Runs
North Star – Bonanza
North Star – Nobby Park
At Inverell Coaches, we hire out charter buses as well as conducting scenic bus tours.