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The 2017 School Bus Pass for those students who are deemed eligible by Transport for NSW for free travel will be mailed to the student’s postal address.  Passes will be received after the start of the school year.

If you have not updated details for students in Year 3 or Year 7 or if you received a letter from Transport for NSW about an expired entitlement please submit a NEW APPLICATION online. 

If you already have approval for 2017 and need to change address, school or transport operator then you will need to UPDATE STUDENT DETAILS online.  Please disregard the reference to Opal Card Number when updating details for a BUS PASS just provide the students details, current school and date of birth.

Links to the Transport for NSW online forms are available from the home page on this website.

School Term Passes

Discounted Term Passes are available for all non-eligible students from our office.  These passes can be purchased over the phone, by visiting us in the depot or by emailing, posting or faxing us the Term Pass Application Form

Screen Tips for Online Applications

Do I need to enter the School Opal Card Number or Application ID when Updating Student Details for a School Bus Pass?

No you do not need to enter any details into the School Opal Card Number or Application ID fields.  This section is not mandatory.  Please see guide below

 

What if the Bus Operator is not on the nominated transport operator list?

If your Bus Operator does not come up on the nominated list of operators then you can manually add that Bus Operator. Please see guide below.

Ballina High School (BHS) has closed at the Swift Street site effective the end of Term 4- 2016, and students will be enrolled at Southern Cross High (SCHS) site in East Ballina from Term 1 2017.

Students will now need to travel to East Ballina rather than to Swift Street via the Ballina Buslines amended school bus network. Two new bus runs will be operated- AM 78 & PM78 plus AM79 & PM79- maps are attached.

Existing Ballina Buslines Bus Travellers-

If the student previously held a Ballina Buslines Free School Travel pass, to Swift Street the following travel arrangements should be followed:

Students should continue to catch their existing bus service to Swift Street site, and if they catch AM01- AM04- AM06 or AM09 they will stay on that bus and travel through to SCHS.

Students who previously caught AM02- AM03- AM05- AM07 or AM08, should get off the bus at old BHS bus interchange, and then transfer onto one of four buses traveling between BHS and SCHS, these will depart BHS site at

AM79- Blue Line- departs at 7:53am

AM78- Red Line- departs at 7:58am

AM79- Blue Line- departs at 8:25am

AM78- Red Line- departs at 8:38am

In the afternoons if your son/daughter catches PM01- PM07 or PM09, these buses start at SCHS, if your son/daughter catches other buses they should catch a bus from SCHS to BHS-

PM78- Red Line- departs SCHS at 3:25pm

PM79- Blue Line- departs SCHS at 3:25pm

PM78- Red Line- departs SCHS at 4:05pm

PM79- Blue Line- departs SCHS at 4:00pm

Previous Non Bus Travellers-

For students not currently issued with a Ballina Buslines SSTS Free School Travel pass, due to them living too close to the old BHS site, the good news is with the relocation to SCHS they should be eligible to receive a new SSTS Free School Travel pass for 2017. They need to apply on-line to Transport for NSW, using Southern Cross High as their school, students will not need the bus pass to use the bus in the first weeks of Term 1 2017.

We have planned two new routes (refer to maps below), that will operate from Ballina island to SCHS twice each in the AM and twice each in the PM. These routes will come past or near your home address in the morning and afternoon, or alternatively they will pick up from old BHS site in Swift Street at:

AM79- Blue Line- departs at 7:53am

AM78- Red Line- departs at 7:58am

AM79- Blue Line- departs at 8:25am

AM78- Red Line- departs at 8:38am

In the afternoons your son/daughter should catch one of the below buses from SCHS, to either BHS or to your home:

PM78- Red Line- departs SCHS at 3:25pm

PM79- Blue Line- departs SCHS at 3:25pm

PM78- Red Line- departs SCHS at 4:05pm

PM79- Blue Line- departs SCHS at 4:00pm

Ballina High Route Map - Red Line

Ballina High Route Map - Blue Line

If you have any queries regarding bus services or SSTS Free School Travel please view our Student Travel Planner on our website or visit the School Buses web page or call our Office on 6686 3666.