Student Transport

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Student Transport Programs

Parents have primary responsibility for transporting their children to and from school however the Department offers different types of transport assistance to students residing in rural and regional Victoria. The Department also provides transport assistance to students attending a specialist school. Students residing in metropolitan Melbourne may be entitled to the Victorian Student Pass (VSP), which is administered by Public Transport Victoria (PTV).

Schools are responsible for providing advice to families regarding the transport options available to their school, including the nearest bus, tram or train lines and routes.

When discussing transport assistance or the VSP, schools are required to clearly and accurately explain the eligibility criteria and the obligations of travel when a family accepts travel assistance or purchases a VSP.

To find out more about the types travel assistance offered including each program’s policy and application forms, see the navigation to your left.

For more information about Special Case Consideration and the application process, see the navigation to your left.

For more information about the VSP, see: Victorian Student Pass

For more information on Victorian Public Transport services, see: PTV Journey Planner