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As a parent, you have responsibility for providing or arranging your child's transport between school and home. If you believe there will be difficulty in getting your child to school, you are able to request an assessment to determine eligibility for transport assistance. This is a formal assessment undertaken at the school by a trained school transport assessor. To be eligible, a student must have a disability that necessitates the provision of transport assistance.

More information can be found on the School transport assistance program website.

If you are eligible for contract transport assistance it is the parents/carers responsibility to:

  • ensure that only the eligible child travels via contract transport. Siblings may not travel with the eligible child on contract transport even though they may travel the same or similar route to school
  • ensure that you, or another responsible adult, are present with your child ready to meet the transport driver at the specified time and place in the morning
  • ensure that you, or another responsible adult, are present in the afternoon to meet the transport driver at the specified time and place
  • support the transport operators in their responsibilities by discussing good travel practices with your child at home
  • immediately tell the school about any concerns you have about transport;
    tell the school if there are changes in your child's health status
    immediately contact the transport operator and the school if your child is going to be absent from school due to illness etc.
  • provide any car seats or specialised equipment (e.g. harness or other specialised seating) that your child requires to travel safely
  • advise the school if you are considering a change of address as soon as possible as this may affect your child's transport arrangements.

Requests for transport assistance for temporary residential accommodation should be made as early as possible. You are responsible for the delivery of medication and belongings to the residential accommodation and to transport your child between home and the residential accommodation if this is necessary.

Any request to vary transport arrangements should be discussed with the school. Parents must not approach transport operators directly to make changes such as change of collection or drop off address or changes to days travelling.