School Free Travel
- New South Wales Travel Passes
- Application for Travel by Eligible Students
- Use of Pass Issued to Eligible Students
- Tickets Available for Students not Eligible for NSW Passes
- Withdrawal of Travel Passes
- Replacement Passes
New South Wales Travel Passes
Most students residing in New South Wales are eligible to apply for free bus transport to and from school.
Such transport is provided only after presentation of an appropriate travel pass to the driver upon boarding the bus.
Application for Travel by Eligible Students
Parents/Guardians must apply for a new travel pass in any of the following circumstances:
- When the student has changed schools
- When the student has changed residential address
- When the student is moving from Year 2 to Year 3 at the same school
- When the student is moving from Year 6 to Year 7 at the same school or new school
- When the student repeats a school year
An "Application for Travel by Eligible School Students" form is obtainable from your school administration, school bus driver or at the company office. After obtaining the signatures of a parent/guardian and the Principal of the school, the completed application is processed by Priors on behalf of NSW Transport & Infrastructure. A laminated Travel Pass is then issued by Priors to the appropriate school for distribution.
Use of Pass Issued to Eligible Students
Free school travel is only available between home and school for school attendance and is available on school days only. Priors offers half fare travel to students with SSTS pass when traveling outside of school hours and school holidays.
Passes are not transferrable and must be shown on demand. Therefore all students are advised to carry their Travel Pass with them on all school days. Students must present their Pass to the driver upon boarding or to a driver or inspector when requested.
Tickets Available for Students not Eligible for NSW Passes
For those students not eligible for NSW Transport & Infrastructure Travel Passes (for example Primary School students who live less than 1.6km (radial distance) from the school or High School students who live less than 2km (radial distance) from the school), ordinary sectional concession fares apply.
Withdrawal of Travel Passes
NSW Transport & Infrastructure reserves the right to withdraw a Travel Pass if investigation shows the student to be ineligible. Following notification to the parent/guardian, any issued pass must be surrendered to the school Principal or Priors and subsidised travel will cease immediately.
Should a bus pass be LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED a replacement pass is available from the office of Priors,2 Hughes St, Batemans Bay NSW 2536, upon completion of the appropriate application form and payment of $10.00 (including GST).