Travel and transport
Take advantage of free or reduced transport costs for your high school child.
School Student Transport Scheme
Transport for NSW provides several options for eligible students as part of the School Student Transport Scheme, including the:
- school Opal card for free travel on approved metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services during school term
- school term bus passes for students who don’t qualify for free school travel
- school drive subsidy to help cover the cost of using a private vehicle in areas where no public transport is available.
Read more about the School Student Transport Scheme at Transport for NSW.
Child/Youth Opal card
When high school children are not travelling to or from school, they are still entitled to reduced fares using a Child/Youth Opal card.
These can be purchased over the counter from Opal retailers (for example, corner shops or newsagents.)
Students who are 16 or older are required to carry a Transport Concession Entitlement Card in order to use a Child/Youth Opal card.
Other transport assistance
Students may be eligible for additional support, depending on where they go to school or if they have a disability. Find out more at Transport for NSW.