The aim of the Queensland Government's school transport assistance schemes is to assist parents without removing their personal responsibility for transporting their children to school.
A Code of Conduct has been developed to encourage and support appropriate behaviour of school students travelling on buses. The Code includes information for students, parents, schools and transport operators.
The department provides school transport assistance for students with disabilities where it is warranted by the needs of the individual student and by the circumstances of the family.
Parents/carers may contact the Education Queensland school or district office in their local area to discuss issues related to school transport assistance for students with disabilities. Details of the program can be found in the School Transport Assistance Program for Students with Disabilities section within the Education Policy and Procedures Register (EPPR).
The School Transport Assistance Scheme 1.4M is administered by Department of Transport and Main Roads and provides assistance to mainstream students in Queensland state schools. Details of the scheme can be found on the Department of Transport and Main Roads School transport page or phone 13 2380.
Students attending non-state schools may be eligible for assistance under the Non-State School Transport Assistance Scheme which is administered by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. For further information please visit the Queensland Catholic Education Commission website or phone 3336 9192.
This scheme comprises:
Details of the scheme can be found on the Department of Transport and Main Roads Code of Conduct for School Students Travelling on Buses page .
This page was last reviewed on 13 Jul 2012