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Information for Schools

Under the Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS), there are two programs:

  • Bus Fare Assistance Program (BFAP)
  • Students With Disability (SWD)

Each semester parents/carers have the opportunity to apply for assistance for student transport costs to and from school through this Scheme. Applications are available online during the month of May for Semester One and October for Semester Two.

Schools are encouraged to download the following School newsletter insert per the relevant semester and Brisbane City Council boundary restriction:


Semester 1
(We suggest publishing the insert from mid-April to mid-May):
  • Schools WITHIN the Brisbane City Council boundary
  • Schools OUTSIDE the Brisbane City Council boundary
Semester 2
(We suggest publishing the insert from mid-September to mid-October):
  • Schools WITHIN the Brisbane City Council boundary
  • Schools OUTSIDE the Brisbane City Council boundary

Parents/carers are encouraged to apply online, but NSSTAS understands that not all parents/carers are able to do so, therefore we ask the school to assist by applying on their behalf.

BUS FARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The family must spend more than the weekly threshold on bus/ferry fares. The weekly threshold for 2017 is:

Semester 1 $33 per family (or $25 per concession family - those applicants who hold a current Health Care, Pensioner or Veterans’ Affairs card)
Semester 2 $25 per family (or $20 per concession family).

The Guidelines for eligibility for the Bus Fare Assistance Program 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 member can enter the application online, as per below.


Apply on behalf of a BFAP Parent

STUDENT WITH DISABILITY

The Guidelines for eligibility for Students With Disability 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 member can enter the application online, as per below.


Apply on behalf of a SWD Parent

Schools, Bus Companies, or other groups seeking to develop new NSSTAS approved routes outside DTMR contracted areas should contact us via the Contact Us tab.