Important re Bus passes

This is a reminder regarding students who need to re-apply for School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) travel in 2018

Students who hold an School Student Transport Scheme entitlement and are changing grade bands i.e. going from year 2 to 3 or year 6 to 7 and changing school, and students whose entitlement was approved under a medical condition, should have received notification by email or post informing them of the pending expiry of their entitlement. Term Buss Pass holders will have also received notification.

Students enquiring about a pending cancellation should be advised to go online to https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/updateDetails to update their details or apply for next year’s entitlement. Students changing residential address will also need to go online to update their information.

Applications need to be submitted before 31 December 2017 to ensure students’ entitlements are updated and their current card is not cancelled. If their application is submitted after 31 December 2017, the system will automatically cancel their card and a new one will need to be issued.

Students who do not need to re-apply:

Students who are changing grade band and are remaining at the same school and same residential address will not receive notification and do not need to reapply. The system now automatically validates a student’s on-going eligibility if they’re at the same school and going from infants to primary or primary to secondary. Where a student meets the new eligibility the system will automatically update their entitlement and card.

Students in the Opal network applying for an SSTS or Term Bus Pass entitlement for the first time will receive their card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out during the 3rd week of January 2018.

Students residing in Rural and Regional (R&R) areas should receive their new travel pass at the commencement of the new school year in 2018. Note: some R&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students should check with their operator for more information.