Government assistance with bus fares
School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS)
Did you know you may be eligible for government assistance with bus fares to and from school?
The Queensland Government provides assistance with school transport costs for eligible students travelling to and from school under the School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS).
Students without a state school in their local area may be eligible for distance-based assistance if their nearest state primary school is more than 3.2km away.
If students reside too close to their school to qualify for distance-based assistance, they may still be eligible for STAS assistance if they are listed as a dependent on the applicant’s Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or if they are under a Child Protection Order by Child Safety Services.
Detailed information on school transport assistance is provided on the Queensland Government website (Opens in new window). This includes information on the STAS terms and conditions, applicant eligibility requirements, types of assistance that are included or excluded from the online application, and how to apply online.