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School Bus Services

SBS vehiclesSchool Bus Services (SBS) is responsible for providing students with special needs access to free transport assistance to and from school on contracted ‘orange’ school buses.

Applications can only be made online. Application closure dates apply, usually set well before the end of November in the year prior to enrolment.

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.

Information for parents of students enrolled at an education support centre is available by clicking here

A full description of student behaviour expectations can be found by clicking here. Please familiarise yourselves with these details.

To be considered for transport assistance a parent/carer of a student must complete an online application for transport assistance.  Please note that at times of high demand, SBS's application processing time may be significantly extended. 

'Education Support South' is the zone that includes students of Riverside ESC. This is the metropolitan area south of the Swan River to Dawesville and east to Langford, Canning Vale and Banjup.

Occasionally, your child may need to miss the bus, perhaps because of 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.

Parents and Carers of students that will moving address during the school summer holidays need to submit a new school bus application.

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 for information about 'How to Apply' for transport assistance online.

Click here to commence your application.

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.

SBS Contact

Phone 9326 2528 (Education Support South)

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