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1Free transfer eligibility

The student is required to travel on more than one fare charging bus service (operated by different bus service providers), between home and school, school and home or both.  A free transfer is provided so the student will only pay a fare on the first fare charging bus service on the journey to or from school.

2How to apply for a Student free transfer bus pass

The fastest way to apply for a Student free transfer bus pass for is online.  The online form can be found on the apply for a free transfer bus pass page.

Alternatively you can download a Student bus pass for free travel application form or pick up a paper application from any Service Tasmania shop.

After you have applied:

  • applications can take up to four weeks to process
  • the applicant will receive a letter from Passenger Transport to advise them of the outcome of the application
  • until a letter is received to advise if free transfer eligibility has been approved, the student will be required to pay a fare when travelling on all buses.

3Expiry of free transfer

Your free transfer entitlement will expire at the end of grade 6, grade 10, grade 11 and grade 12.

If your free transfer entitlement expires this year, and you still meet the eligibility criteria, you will need to renew your eligibility for next year by reapplying for free transfer.

To apply to renew your student free transfer bus pass, complete the online application form or download the Student bus pass for free travel application form.

Applications for the 2021 school year can be submitted from 15 November 2020.  If approved, you will receive notification of your free transfer eligibility from 8 January 2021.

4Cost of Student free transfer bus pass

There is no cost when you apply for a new, or renew your expired, student free transfer bus pass.