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Eligability

To be eligible for Travel Assistance, students must:

1.  
Be enrolled at an approved school.
2.  
Primary school students (year 1-7) must live more than 3.2 kilometres by the shortest trafficable route from the nearest State primary school. In addition, non-State students must also live more than 3.2 kilometres from the nearest non-State school of the type attended.
3.  
Secondary school students (years 8-12) must live more than 4.8 kilometres by the shortest trafficable route from the nearest State secondary school. In addition, non-State students must also live more than 4.8 kilometres from the nearest non-State school of the type attended.
4.  
Measuring: The distance from your residential property to the school is measured by the shortest trafficable route over roads open for public use. Distances are measured from the vehicle access point of your residential property alignment to the closest entrance to the school. No measurements are made on private property.
5.  
Financial assistance may be available under the provisions of the Safety-Net Scheme for financially disadvantaged students residing close to their nearest school.
6.  
Financial assistance may also be available for those parents who choose to transport their children by private motor vehicle. Conveyance Allowance may also be available to parents who drive their child/children to the bus service.
7.  
Students from overseas, interstate or on student exchange programs are not eligible to receive travel assistance.
8.  
Students attending TAFE Colleges are not eligible to receive transport assistance.
9.  
Students living in an area serviced by a kilometre-based school bus are not eligible for assistance on fares-based services.
10.  
Travel Assistance is not available for travel to alternative addresses or for travel to more than one school facility.
11.  
In accessing eligibility of students, the minimum frequency of travel is 20% ie 2 trips per week.
12.  
In some circumstances, eligible students who do not attend their nearest State school may receive assistance to the value of travel to the nearest State school. Parents are then responsible for payment of any excess fares.

Enquiries concerning transport assistance for students with disabilities should be directed to the Principal/Head of Special Education Services of the school attended.

Note: The above is a brief summary of eligibility and should only be used as a guide.
Please contact your nearest Queensland Transport Office for full details.