Travel concession and allowances

Public transport concessions

Accompanied children under 5 years of age travel free at all times on public transport.

Students are entitled to concession rates on public transport but must carry approved student identification cards. Student ID cards can be arranged through your school or tertiary education institution.

Students with disabilities may be eligible to travel free on public transport, such as with a mobility pass or vision impairment travel pass.

Use the public transport concession tool to check if you're eligible and find out how to apply or phone Adelaide Metro on 1800 667 110 for more information.

School travelling allowance

Eligibility

Primary and secondary school students living 5 kilometres or more from the nearest public school or school bus run can apply for a travelling allowance.

How to apply

Lodge the application for student travelling allowance (PDF 171KB) with the school.

When you receive notification from the Department for Education that your application has been received, you can make a claim for travelling allowance (PDF 229KB).

Where to get help

Phone the Department for Education on 8226 2406 if you have any questions about the allowance.

Tertiary education fare allowance

Eligibility

Tertiary students living away from home to study may be eligible for fares allowance.

How to apply

Eligible students can claim fare allowances for pre-booked travel or as a reimbursement.

State Education Allowance

The State Education Allowance is available to geographically isolated parents with children at secondary level who board away from home to attend school. The allowance assists with travel, boarding and other expenses associated with the education of their children. Four payments are made each year at the end of each school term.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the State Education Allowance parents must have been approved by Centrelink to receive the Assistance for Isolated Children allowance.

How to apply

Submit a state education allowance claim form (PDF 183KB) to the Department for Education address specified on the form.

Where to get help

Phone the Department for Education on 8226 2406 if you have any questions about the allowance.


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Page last updated 11 January 2023

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