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School Services

School bus services are currently being reviewed for the 2014 School year.

Please click here to email us for updated timetable information for the Schools listed below.

Blanch’s provide a range of school bus services to the following government and non government schools either directly or with connections to other operators.

Alstonville High
Ballina High
Ballina Public
Bangalow Public
Byron Bay High
Byron Bay Primary
Byron Community Primary
Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner
Emmanuel Anglican College
Fernleigh Primary
Holy Family Catholic Primary
Lennox Head Primary
Mullumbimby Christian
Mullumbimby High
Mullumbimby Public
Newrybar Primary
Richmond Christian
Seventh Day Adventist Primary
Shearwater Steiner
Southern Cross K-12
St Carthages Primary
St Finbarrs Convent
St Francis Xavier Convent
St John’s College Woodlawn
Summerland Christian
Teven Tintenbar Primary
Trinity Catholic College
Xavier Catholic College

If the school of your choice is not listed above, Blanch’s may be able to provide the connection. Please call during office hours with your enquiry.

New South Wales Travel Passes
Most students residing in New South Wales are eligible to apply for free bus transport to and from school.

Such transport is provided only after presentation of an appropriate travel pass to the driver upon boarding the bus.

Application for Travel by Eligible Students
Parents/Guardians must apply for a new travel pass in any of the following circumstances:

  • When the student has changed schools;
  • When the student has changed residential address;
  • When the student is moving from Year 2 to Year 3 at the same school;
  • When the student is moving from Year 6 to Year 7 at the same school;
  • When the student repeats a school year.

An “Application for Travel by Eligible School Students” form is obtainable from your school or the office of Blanchs. After obtaining the signatures of a parent/guardian and the principal of the school, the completed application is processed by Blanchs on behalf of the Ministry of Transport. A laminated Travel Pass is then issued by Blanchs to the appropriate school for distribution.

Use of Pass Issued to Eligible Students
School travel is only available between home and school for school attendance and is available on school days only.

Passes are not transferrable and must be shown on demand. Therefore all students are advised to carry their Travel Pass with them on all school days. Students must present their Pass to the driver upon boarding or to a driver or inspector when requested.

Tickets Available for Students not Eligible for NSW Passes
For those students not eligible for NSW Ministry of Transport Travel Passes (for example Primary School students who live less than 1.6km (radial distance) from the school or High School students who live less than 2km (radial distance) from the school ordinary sectional concession fares apply.

Withdrawal of Travel Passes
The Ministry of Transport reserves the right to withdraw a Travel Pass if investigation shows the student to be ineligible. Following notification to the parent/guardian, any issued pass must be surrendered to the school principal or Blanch’s and subsidised travel cease immediately.

Replacement Passes
Should a bus pass be LOST, STOLEN or DAMAGED a replacement pass is available from our office with payment of $12.00 (including GST).

Your selected area is serviced by more than one bus route. Please select your preferred service below to view timetable information: