Eligibility Guide

There are a number of different criteria families are required to meet to be eligible for the school bus program. An eligibility guide is available below:

Applications and other forms

Apply for special transport consideration

Government schools should forward applications to their regional office for endorsement.

Applications from government and non-government schools must also be emailed to

Administration documents

Bus fares

Fares should be collected each term and paid via EFT or cheque to the department.

Fare Remittance Advice FormExternal Link – Schools must use this form to record collected fares each term, and submit this form to STU at

Student Travel Assistance Portal

The following resources are for school bus networks that have transitioned to the Student Travel Assistance Portal formerly known as the School Bus Management System (SBMS):

Contact details – Public Transport Victoria

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is located at 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Phone: 1800 800 007

Journey planner advice on the public transport options available for students can be found on the PTV website: Link

Parent website

Travelling to schoolExternal Link

Resources page containing supporting resources and links for this topic, including application forms

Reviewed 06 March 2024

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