Getting To School
Applications for student travel in 2023 opened on October 2023.
Students who require a School Opal card or travel pass for 2023 can now apply online. A new application should be submitted if a student is applying for a school travel pass for the first time or requesting an additional pass as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).
Students who have changed school/campus, changed address, repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should re-apply or update their details.
Where there is a change of distance eligibility based on a student’s grade, the system will automatically update a student’s entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria, they will receive an expiry notification via email.
Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition which is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.
Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.
Applications need to be submitted before 31 December 2022 to ensure that current student entitlements are updated and their current entitlement/card remains valid. If their application is submitted after 31 December 2022, the system will automatically cancel an entitlement/card and a new one will need to be issued.
Students in the Opal network applying for a SSTS or Term Bus Pass entitlement for the first time will receive their card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2023.
Students residing in Rural and Regional (R&R) areas should receive their travel pass at the commencement of the new school year from their nominated operator, this may be distributed via the school or sent direct to their address.
Note: some R&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students/Parents should confirm with their nominated operator if they do not receive a pass.
You can now order the new Transport Concession Entitlement Cards (TCEC) through the Transport for NSW School Portal.
There are no changes to students’ eligibility for the cards and conditions of use have not changed. Students must carry their cards with them to prove
their entitlement to concession travel.
The Transport Concession Entitlement Card will replace the following cards:
If you have any questions, please submit your enquiry to www.transportnsw.info/contact-us/feedback/passes-concessions-feedback