Tamworth School Buses

Want to know what time you need to be at the bus stop? Have a look at our timetables to see when and where our daily shuttles, school buses and regular bus services are throughout the day. Alternatively, contact our office to talk to a staff member today.

Bus Pass
Students with a current bus pass are not required to re-apply each year. Students’ passes will sent out the beginning of Term One.

To apply for free travel (buspass) for the first time, you can apply online at https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/home#/howToApply

If your child is changing their name, address, school or campus you can update their details at https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/#/updateDetails

Parents without internet access can contact Transport for NSW on 131500 for help with their application.

Term passes

If students are ineligible for free travel, a term pass can be purchased from Macphersons Coaches Please contact the office for a term pass form and prices.

School Bus Safety / Code of Conduct
Parents and carer can help with safety around the school by:
- Reading and explaining the Code of conduct to your child

- Supervising young children at the school bus stops.
- When the bus stops make sure your child does not run to the bus and the driver can see them.
- Remind your child to wear their seatbelts, (Most school buses will be fitted with seatbelts by 2019)
- Never drop off or meet your child on the opposite side of the road to the bus stop or call them across the road
- Always drop them off or meet them on the same side of the road as the bus stop
- Be on time when meeting your child
- Never attempt to cross in front of bus
- Wait for the bus to move away before trying to cross the road

Attention Motorists

School zones are now back in force. Reduced speed limits and additional demerit points apply.
- You must also slow down to 40km/h when bus lights flash.
- Lights flash on buses to warn motorists that buses are picking up and dropping off children.
- You must slow down to 40km/h when overtaking or passing a bus displaying flashing lights.

You can help keep children safe by:
- Sticking to the speed limit and following the road rules in school zones
- Slowing down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing
- Looking out for children crossing the road near bus stops, in school zones or along bus routes
- Giving way to buses when they merge back into traffic.

More information here.

Where is my Bus?
transportme is proud to announce the release of the transportme Passenger app – available for free download on the Apple App store. The app will allow the public to track any bus operator contracting transportme. Track your passenger bus, school child’s bus and charter bus with transportme Passenger.

Travelling to where you need to go just got a lot easier with Transport Connect
Transport Connect is a central hub that gives you access to travel rewards and view contactless payment activity. By signing up and linking your Opal card, or your contactless credit or debit card, you automatically earn travel credit when you use On Demand services and connect with an Opal service.
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