School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS)

Eligible students can apply for assistance with transport to get from home to school and back again.

Subsidised transport is available for students in areas where there is a limited student population, to enable students to attend education facilities.

There is also assistance that is distance based.

Assistance for Distance:

  • Primary school students who live more than 3.2km from the nearest state primary school.
  • Secondary school students who live more than 4.8km from the nearest state secondary school.
  • Non – state school students who live more than the required distance from both the nearest state and non – state school of their type attended.

Assistance for Safety – Net:

  • Primary school students who live less than 3.2km from nearest state primary school.
  • Secondary school students who live less than 4.8km from the nearest state secondary school
  • Non- state school students must live the required distances or less from either the nearest state or non-state school of type attended
  • In addition a student must be listed on a:
    • Health Care Card issued by Centrelink; or
    • Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink; or
    • Department of Veterans’ Affair Pensioner Concession Card; or
    • Be a student placed under a Care and Protection Order by the Department of Child Safety.

How to Apply

An application must be made prior to the student commencing travel.

For your bus travel assistance application, complete the on-line form here:

https://stas.forms.tmr.qld.gov.au/content/forms/af/TranslinkForms/STASApplication/STASApplication.html

If a student’s school journey exceeds that funded by Department of Transport & Main Roads, an excess fare is payable by the parents. This excess fare is to be paid to the bus operator.

If a student changes their school or their address, a new application needs to be submitted.