Eligibility for students temporarily in Australia

There are many students in NSW schools who are from other countries and who are temporarily in Australia to complete their education.  These students are in Australia on a range of temporary visas. 

The NSW Department of Education and Training divides these students into two categories – those who are required to pay tuition for a government education and those who are eligible for a free government education – depending on the type of visa used to enter Australia.

Students who are eligible for a free government education are also eligible for subsidised transport if they meet the general eligibility requirements.  Those students who are not eligible for a free government education are not eligible for subsidised transport.

If an overseas student attends a non-government school, but is entitled to a free government education, they are eligible for subsidised transport if the standard eligibility criteria are met.