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Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme

The Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS) consists of two programs:


To provide financial assistance for families transporting eligible students to non-state schools in Queensland.

Administration of the scheme

The scheme is administered by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) under a three-year service agreement.

The scheme guidelines were jointly established by Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) and Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) and accepted by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment.

Allocation of funds

Funds are provided by the State Government to QCEC for distribution to eligible applicants.

Duration of scheme



Bus Fare Assistance Program

Eligible students will be attending non-state schools outside the Brisbane City Council boundary, paying more than a nominated weekly threshold amount in fares on an approved bus/ferry service and meet other criteria outlined in the Bus Fare Assistance Program (BFAP) Guidelines Adobe PDF document External Link

Students With Disabilities

Eligible non-state school students have a disability that necessitates transport assistance to and/or from school by motor vehicle and/or public transport, and meet other criteria outlined in the Students with Disabilities (SWD) Guidelines Adobe PDF document External Link.

Form of assistance

Rebate to parents based on school transport expenditure to a maximum limit set out in the guidelines governing each program.


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