Financially disadvantaged school students may be eligible for safety-net transport assistance.
To be eligible for safety-net assistance the student must be listed as a dependant on the applicant's:
- Health Care Card issued by Centrelink
- Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink
- Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.
Students who have a card issued in their own name, as well as students under a Care and Protection order issued by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, may also qualify for safety-net assistance.
To be eligible:
- students must meet the general conditions of the scheme
- primary school students must live 3.2 km or less from the nearest state primary school
- secondary school students must live 4.8 km or less from the nearest state secondary school
- non-state school students must live the required distances or less from either the nearest state or non-state school of the type attended.
- the student must not be in receipt of any other School Transport Assistance Scheme assistance.
Bus travel assistance and safety-net application forms are available from the local bus operator, your nearest Department of Transport and Main Roads office, or can be downloaded from www.tmr.qld.gov.au/schooltransport
Department of Transport and Main Roads.