Travel to School


Student Conveyance Allowance

The Student Conveyance Program ensures that schools support eligible families to receive financial assistance with the cost of transporting students to and from school where the student:

  • lives in rural and regional Victoria and attends their nearest appropriate school/campus, or
  • attends an eligible specialist school

The conveyance allowance is a contribution towards transport costs and is not intended to cover the full cost of transporting children to and from school.

 

The conveyance allowance may be available to students attending government or non-government schools who:

  • travel by public transport or by private car, motorbike, bicycle or bus, and
  • whose nearest school is not serviced by a free school bus provided under the School Bus Program

There are four claim periods with each period corresponding to one of the 4 terms of the school year.

 

In the township of Wangaratta, if the student lives more than 4.8kms from the school, they can be eligible for free bus travel on the Fallons town bus.

 

Application forms are available here or from the general office.

 

More information can be found at the Department of Education website.

 

Please contact Barb Patterson on 03 5723 0500 or wangaratta.hs@education.vic.gov.au for more information.

 
School Buses

Students who attend Wangaratta High School are supported to catch a bus to school to minimise traffic around the school and to encourage sustainable transport.

 

Government School Bus

Cost Free

Eligibility

Students attending their nearest school and living 4.8km or more from the school

Application

Complete and return Form 1: Application for Permission to Travel — Eligible Students

 

Fare Based School Bus

Cost Variable

Eligibility

Students not attending their nearest school and living 4.8km or more from the school

Application

Complete and return Form 2: Application for Permission to Travel — Fare Paying Students

 

Town Bus

Cost Free

Eligibility

Students attending their nearest school and living 4.8km or more from the school

Application

Complete and return Form 3 — Application for public transport travel

 

Fare Based Town Bus

Cost Variable

Eligibility None

Application

Contact Fallons Wangaratta on 5722 9255 for information on bus stops, times and cost

 

More information

Please call the Bus Coordinator on 03 5723 0519 or go to education.vic.gov.au/schoolbus

 

Riding and Walking to School

We encourage students to walk and cycle to school to increase their physical activity and prepare them for the day.

 

We have lots of bike racks onsite for students to use including a bike shed behind the senior school. 

 

There are lots of off road shared paths in Wangaratta to help you get to school safely. See here for more information.