Under the Non Government Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NGSTAS), there are two programs:
Bus Fare Assistance Program (BFAP)
Students with Disabilities Program (SWD)
Through the NGSTAS, each semester parents/carers have the opportunity to apply for assistance for student transport costs to and from school. Applications can be made online during the month of May for Semester One and October for Semester Two. Parents/carers are encouraged to apply online, but NGSTAS understands that not all parents/carers are able to do so and therefore we ask for assistance from the school.
Schools have an additional week (first week of June/November, whichever is relevant) to enter applications.
BUS FARE ASSISTANCE
The family must spend more than the weekly threshold on fares. The weekly threshold for Semester 1 2014 is $25 per family ($20 per concession family, for applicants who hold a current Health Care, Pensioner or Veterans Affairs Pensioner card).
The Guidelines for eligibility for Bus Fare Assistance are available here.
The school can download a BFAP paper application. Staff can ask the parent/carer to complete the form and return it to the school, so the staff can enter the application online, as per below.
To apply on behalf of a BFAP parent, please click here or on the image below:
STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES
The Guidelines for eligibility for Students with Disabilities rebate are available here.
The school can download an SWD paper application. Staff can ask the parent/carer to complete the form and return it to the school, so the staff can enter the application online, as per below.
To apply on behalf of an SWD parent, please click here or on the image below:
Updated: 16 January 2014