Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct for School Students on Buses

When completing an application for subsidised travel under the Scheme, parents and guardians acknowledge that students have been made aware of the Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct was developed by Transport for NSW in conjunction with the bus industry, representatives of parent groups and education authorities. It aims to ensure both the safety of students and the comfort of other passengers by outlining the behaviour required of students when travelling to and from school.

The Code of Conduct is printed on the School Student Transport Scheme application forms. Parents/guardians are asked to discuss these simple rules with their children so that they understand the standards of behaviour required of students.

Depending on the seriousness of the misbehaviour, students may be penalised if they breach the Code of Conduct. Students may have their bus pass temporarily or permanently suspended and may be required to make alternative travel arrangements.

Code of Conduct

When travelling between home and school, students must adhere to various regulations regarding passenger behaviour and the Code of Conduct for travel by bus.

To ensure their safety and the comfort of other passengers students will:

  • behave safely at all times
  • respect the needs and comfort of other passengers
  • behave appropriately at all times (e.g. no use of offensive language, fighting, spitting, placing feet on seats or throwing things in or from the bus/train/ferry)
  • Give up seats to all adults and disabled passengers
  • protect all property and report any vandalism
  • show their travel pass or ticket when requested
  • only use the travel pass for its intended purpose
  • maintain possession of the travel pass at all times
  • follow instructions about safety
  • adhere to the law that bans smoking
  • not eat and drink in prohibited areas
  • keep arms, legs and other parts of their bodies inside the bus/train/ferry
  • only attract the attention of the driver in case of emergency.