Students who travel on a fare charging bus service may be eligible for a Student bus pass for free travel, if they meet certain criteria.
Students who have been approved for a Student bus pass for free travel are not required to pay a fare when travelling between home and school. Free travel applies between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm on school days only.
To be eligible for a student bus pass for free travel, the student must be:
AND meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:
The student is the holder of a current Concession Card or is listed as a dependant on a current Concession Card.
Accepted Concession Cards are:
Home area school (School Intake Area) eligibility
If you live in a rural area outside the town boundary and are attending your rural home area school, and there is only a fare charging bus service available, you may be eligible to obtain a pass to allow you to travel on the bus for free, to and from school.
Care and Protection Order eligibility
The student is under a Care and Protection Order. When applying for a student bus pass for free travel, the application form must be supported by a letter from the Case Manager on official letterhead.
Free 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. A free transfer is provided so the student will only pay a fare on the first fare charging bus service.
The fastest way to apply for a Student bus pass for free travel is online. Complete the online application form.
After you have applied:
Your free travel entitlement will expire at the end of grade 2, grade 6, grade 10, grade 11 and grade 12.
If your free travel 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 travel.
To renew your free travel eligibility, complete an online application or download the Student bus pass for free travel application form.
Applications for the 2020 school year can be submitted from 15 November 2019. If approved, you will receive notification of your free travel eligibility from 2 January 2020.
There is no cost when you apply for a new, or renew your expired, Student bus pass for free travel.
If your Student bus pass for free travel has been lost, stolen or damaged you can
If your card has stopped working through no fault of your own, you will need to visit a Service Tasmania shop to complete the form and surrender your card. No fee will be charged under these circumstances.
If you travel on Metro or Tassielink only