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How much is the payment for private car travel?

The payment is calculated individually for each eligible family.

It is calculated by: number of days in each term distance travelled x conveyance allowance rate.

The distance travelled is the most direct route on public roads from the student’s residential address to the nearest:

  • government intake area school, or bus stop servicing that school or
  • educationally appropriate school, or bus stop servicing that school.

Conveyance allowance is not paid for:

  • any travel taken after dropping off your student at a bus stop or school when you do not return directly to your home
  • travel taken before collecting your student from a bus stop or school when you have not travelled directly from your home
  • school holidays.

If your student does not attend school for a significant number days, the amount of conveyance allowance you receive may be reduced.


How much is the payment for air travel?

The payment is equivalent to nine capped return flights and an allowance for associated ground travel per return trip in a school year.

If your student does not attend school for a significant number days, the amount of conveyance allowance you receive may be reduced.


When are payments made?

Conveyance allowance is paid in two payments, the:

  • first is made in June
  • second is made in December.

What cross checks are made before making a payment?

An application is initially assessed to determine if each student listed in the application meets the eligibility criteria.

To ensure each student continues to be eligible for Conveyance Allowance and the correct amount is paid, any of the following may be checked before a payment is made:

  • the student’s enrolment and attendance at school
  • the student’s home address listed on the application matches Department of Education records
  • the student’s participation in travel provided by school
  • information that is in the public domain
  • Department of Education Learning Services records
  • information that is available to the Department of State Growth
  • information contained in the register of driver licensing and vehicle registration.

If applying for the private car conveyance allowance, we may also check the:

  • student’s travel to and from school on the days indicated in the application
  • most direct route on public roads
  • student’s Bus Pass usage.

Please note: these checks may result in payment reductions or overpayment recovery.