Transport for Students with Disabilities
It is a parent/carer responsibility to meet their child's daily transportation requirements to and from school. However, transport assistance may be required if a child cannot use public transport or be transported in their parent's vehicle due to their disability.
The Education Directorate manages the Special Needs Transport (SNT) Program to provide transport assistance for ACT public school students with a disability who are residents of the ACT and who meet the criteria above.
The SNT program may provide transport for students who meet the specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Transport and Eligibility Guidelines.
Students should have applied for the NDIS prior to applying for the SNT program.
An application for transport is made by completing the Special Needs Transport Application Form. If transport is approved, the special needs transport administrator will organise appropriate transport for the student to and from school. The special needs transport coordinator will advise parents/caregivers of the transport arrangements.
All students accessing special needs transport have their eligibility assessed at least annually. This process generally occurs between October and November each year to facilitate planning of bus routes for the following school year.
Further information is available from schools or contact the Special Needs Transport call centre on (02) 6205 9196.