Useful Links and Resources related to Travel.

School Drive Subsidy (SDS)

School Drive Subsidy is only available to NSW residents in areas where there is no public transport, to drive an eligible student all or part of the way to school.

Note: It is understood that public transport services are unchanged during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, School Drive Subsidy cannot be approved for families who opt to drive their students to school instead of utilising available public transport during this period.

Follow this LINK to Apply & find all relevant information. 


School Student Transport Scheme

The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) provides eligible school students with free or subsidised travel from home to school.

The scheme includes:

  • Free travel to and from home and school on approved metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services during school term.
  • Discounted travel on buses between home and school with a School Term Bus Pass.
  • Free travel on NSW TrainLink Regional services and long distance coach services for boarding school students.
  • Subsidised travel to and from school in private vehicles in areas where there is no public transport available.

Students with a disability who are unable to travel to and from school under the School Student Transport Scheme may be eligible for assistance under the Department of Education Assisted School Travel Program opens in new window.