School Bus Services
School Bus Services (SBS) is responsible for providing students with special needs free transport assistance to and from school on contracted ‘orange’ school buses.
These services are critical to ensure that students are able to attend school. Education Support South is the zone that includes students of Riverside ESC.
For information on 2017 bus services please check here: School Bus - Applications for Assistance 2017
Parents and Carers of students that will moving address during the school summer holidays will need to submit a new bus application no later than 4/11/2016 for the 2017 school year.
Information for parents
At Riverside ESC, staff are present at the bus stop to meet and greet all students as they disembark. At the end of the school day, the students are assisted onto correct buses for the journey home.
To be considered for transport assistance a parent/carer of the student must complete an application for transport assistance. SBS may require clarification and/or additional information before Transport Assistance is approved.
Depending on your circumstances and the date of submission the application form may take up to 10 days to complete. At times of high demand, the SBS response time may be significantly extended. Please check the SBS current information for parents at www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au/Parents/tabid/55/Default.aspx
Occasionally, your child may need to miss the bus - perhaps due to illness or an appointment. It is your responsibility to inform the driver of any alteration to transport requirements on both a daily and on-going basis. Of course, you will also need to inform the school also.
A full description of Parent and Carer Responsibilities can be found by clicking here. Please familiarise yourselves with these details.
How to Apply
Prior to commencing the application process for Transport Assistance, SBS recommends that you have the following information available:
- Your details including date of birth, telephone, fax and email address
- The student's details including date of birth and year of study.
- Name of the school that the student will be attending.
- Details regarding any medical conditions, allergies, or disabilities that affect the student.
- If applicable, details of the student's wheelchair, including make, model and the combined weight of the chair and the student.
- The number of days the student will be travelling to school.
- The shortest practical distance in kilometres, from your home address to the students school.
- The shortest practical distance in kilometres, from your home address to the students closest existing bus stop (applicable to mainstream students only).
The name, address and contact details of at least two people that are able to care for the student on the rare occasions when you are not home when the bus drops off the student. Where possible these emergency contacts should be in close proximity to the address where the student is dropped off and with someone that is likely to be at home in the afternoon.
Click here to apply for Transport Assistance online.
Click here for Printable Forms.
If you do not have internet access at home, you may be able to access the internet at the following places:
- your local telecentre
- your local school
- your local library
If you are unable to find one of these places please contact SBS for assistance.
Phone 9326 2607 (Education South Zone) or Contact Riverside ESC