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The contract school bus services network comprises of 962 buses

On average, 26,500 regional and special education students use contract school buses each school day

In total, the SBS network travels an estimated 33.0 million service kilometres a year across all transport platforms

The contract school bus network services around 530 schools across the state.

We have been transporting school students for over 100 years

Our services extend from Esperance to Wyndham.

Welcome to School Bus Services


Regional School Bus Eligibility Update 

Changes to eligibility for regional families to access transport assistance are being applied for the 2024 school year following recommendations from the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee's Bus Fair Report conducted in 2023.

A summary of key eligibility changes is available here

The Student Transport Assistance Policy has been updated to reflect a number of the recommendations in the Report.

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Student Transport Assistance Program – Apply Now 

Please note School Bus Services endeavours to process Transport Assistance Applications within 10 business days.

School Bus Services continue to receive a high number of applications for Transport Assistance for 2024 which is resulting in longer than expected processing times. We ask for your patience and understanding during this busy time.

If your application was submitted after 15 December 2023, your application may not be processed until the first few weeks of Term 1, 2024. School Bus Services apologises in advance for any inconvenience.

To view Department of Education Term dates select this link Term dates - Department of Education

Transport Application Processing Delays

The volume of applications received increases at the end of the school year, particularly over the Christmas school holiday period. You may experience delays in receiving application outcomes and we ask for your patience and understanding during this busy period.

To help reduce the volume of calls we receive and to assist with processing applications, please refer to our FAQ sheet to get answers to your questions straight away.

If you do get in touch, please do if possible after 10 days of your application submission date. Please refrain from sending multiple requests whilst we process your application, as this leads to further processing delays.

Please note:

• If your child is changing schools or residential address, a new application is to be submitted.
• Each child requires their own application for school bus services.

Applications can be submitted by pressing the ‘Apply Now’ button above or clicking here

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

News & Announcements

New Conveyance Allowance Rate from Term 1, 2024

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The Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti announced on 19 December 2023 the conveyance allowance rate will more than double to 55.6 cents per kilometre from the start of the 2024 school year. For more detail refer to the Student Transport Assistance Policy sections on Conveyance Allowance.
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