Getting To School


The Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS) provides financial assistance for families transporting students to non-state schools in Queensland.  The NSSTAS is a joint initiative of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Queensland. 


Bus Fare Assistance

Eligibility criteria:

  • Family spends more than $20/week* on fares to and from school (* $15/week if you hold a concession card)
  • Student attends a non-state school that is outside the Brisbane City Council boundary
  • Student lives more than 4.8km from their school (except if you are a concession card holder)?
  • Is a Queensland resident
  • Student travels on a publicly available bus

If you are eligible:

  1. Keep your public transport receipts
  2. Visit and apply in May (for travel in January to June) and October (for travel in July to December)

​Students with a Disability

To qualify for Students With Disability (SWD) transport assistance under NSSTAS, the student must have a disability that necessitates transport assistance to and/or from school by motor vehicle and/or public transport.  Visit the Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme website to view full details of eligibility criteria