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Applications must be made by a parent or legal guardian (even if the student is over 16).

In the case of shared parental responsibility, where the parents/legal guardians live separately, please email passenger.transport@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or call 1300 135 513.


Prepare to apply

You will need:

  • applicant and student details
  • supporting documents
  • travel details
  • bank account details

Applicant and student details

You will need to supply names, dates of birth, contact details, and school details.


Supporting documents

You will need to supply supporting documentation.

Please have your documents ready to upload (PDF or image files only) when you apply.

The following is required for each student:

Proof of full time enrolment (if student is enrolled at more than one school, please provide proof of enrolment for each school)

  • Document: Certificate of enrolment
  • Author: School Principal or Enrolments Officer
  • Format: PDF or image file (.jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .gif, .png, .pdf, .zip). Word and handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  • Must contain:
    • date (within the current year)
    • student’s full name
    • student’s date of birth
    • student’s home address
    • confirmation of enrolment including grade, days attending, and start date
    • contact details of school representative.
    • signature of school representative.
If your student meets the below criteria, please provide the additional supporting documents listed:

Student is unable to catch a bus due to a disability or medical condition.

  • Document: Current medical report or certificate
  • Author: Medical practitioner or specialist
  • Format: PDF or image file (.jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .gif, .png, .pdf, .zip). Word and handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  • Must contain:
    • date (within the current year)
    • student’s full name
    • medical opinion of practitioner or specialist which confirms the nature of the student's disability or medical condition and how it prevents the student from taking a bus
    • contact details of the medical practitioner or specialist
    • signature of the medical practitioner or specialist.

Student attends an educationally appropriate school for faith-based education

  • Document: Letter confirming student’s participation outside of school hours in faith-based instruction (eg. church) of the same denomination as the school of enrolment.
  • Author: Church leader/pastoral care provider
  • Format: PDF or image file (.jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .gif, .png, .pdf, .zip). Word and handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  • Must contain:
    • date (within the current year)
    • student’s name
    • confirmation of the student's participation outside of school hours, in faith-based instruction (eg. church) of the same denomination as the school of enrolment
    • contact details of church leader/pastoral care provider
    • signature of church leader/pastoral care provider.

Travel details

You will need to provide the student’s travel details both to and from school during a week, including:

  • starting location and time
  • destination and time of arrival
  • finishing location and time
  • distances travelled between home and drop off/pick up location

We will cross-check the information you have provided.


Bank account details

You will need to provide the BSB and bank account number of the account where you would like to receive payments.