Getting to school by bus in 2023
Will your child be catching the bus to school in 2023? Applications are now open for a Bus Travel Pass or School Opal Card. As it’s a busy time of year, we highly recommend you make this application before the end of Term 4. It’s also good to check the bus timetable to make your child’s journey to school as easy as possible.
Here is how it works:
Bus passes and Opal Cards
All students catching the bus in 2023 will need a school travel pass or School Opal Card.
Under the School Student Transport Scheme, eligible students can apply for free or subsided travel between home and school.
For more information about the School Student Transport Scheme and how to apply for a school travel pass, visit https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/#/ from a desktop computer. Applications for 2023 opened at the start of Term 4.
If you live in an area within the Opal card network, please visit https://transportnsw.info/school-travel-apply to apply for a School Opal card.
Busways is the school bus operator that runs your schools’ bus services. To find your child’s school bus timetable visit the Busways website by using the following steps:
1. Go to busways.com.au/nsw
2. Click on ‘school services’ in the navigation bar and then proceed to ‘school timetables’
3. Enter the school’s name in the field that says ‘enter a school name’
4. Select the school’s name and the timetable should open on your device.
If you are unable to find or search for the school’s name, use the drop-down menus on the same web page to find the school.
5. Once the timetable is opened, you will be able to identify which school bus services are available in your area for your child to use.