School Services

Free school travel is available for many students in Townsville. To determine your level of subsidised travel, please review the options here.

*Please note changes to some school bus services in 2018. To view these changes, click here

Distance Bus Travel Assistance

Distance Bus Travel Assistance for students living more than 3.2km for primary (years prep-6) or 4.8km for secondary (years 7-12) by the shortest trafficable route from their nearest state school. Non-state school students must live more than the required distance from both the nearest state school and non-state of the type attended. This is only a brief eligibility summary, for full details go to

Safety Net Bus Travel Assistance

Safety Net Bus Travel Assistance students who do not meet the distance requirements listed above must be listed as a dependant on the applicant’s Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card. Students who have a card issued in their own name or are subject to a Child Protection Order may also qualify for Safety-Net assistance. This is only a brief eligibility summary, for full details go to

Return Completed Applications to

PO Box 546, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

Bus pass eligibility

This tertiary transport card application form is for new, replacement and renewal submissions.