School crossing supervisors

School crossing supervisors

The School Crossing Supervisor program runs across the state and contributes to the safety of infants and primary school students. School crossing supervisors are employed by the NSW Government to help students use the crossings on roads near schools. We provide supervisors in areas that meet our guidelines and criteria. 

Find an up to date list of appointed supervisors in our Additional school crossing supervisors (PDF, 363.84 KB) list. 

How to apply for a school crossing supervisor

We will assess whether your site is eligible for a school crossing supervisor. School principals can request a school crossing supervisor by using our School crossing supervisor online form

The School Crossing Supervisor Program will assess the nominated site against the following set criteria:  

  • The site must have an existing children's crossing, pedestrian crossing (zebra) or combined crossing (children's and zebra) on a public road.
  • Infant and/or primary school children must use the crossing. 
  • The site must be within a 40km/h school zone. 
  • In the morning or afternoon, the crossing must register counts of either: 
    • 50 or more unaccompanied infant and/or primary school children 
    • 300 or more passenger car units (heavy vehicles over 3 tonnes unladen count as two passenger car units). 
  • The site must be considered a safe working environment for a school crossing supervisor. 

Interested in becoming a school crossing supervisor?

School crossing supervisors play an important part in child road safety. The role would suit people who enjoy working with children and want part-time work. The School Crossing Program regularly recruits school crossing supervisors throughout the state. School crossing supervisors need to be: 

  • punctual and reliable 
  • vigilant, calm and confident with working near traffic 
  • able to provide clear instructions 
  • able to communicate with adults and children 
  • available on school days to work at crossings located within 40km/h school zones.


All school crossing supervisors: 

  • are trained before undertaking duty on a crossing 
  • are re-trained regularly 
  • must go through a National Police Check and a Working With Children Check before they’re appointed and at regular intervals during their employment. 

The NSW Government website lists employment opportunities for school crossing supervisors. 

For more details on the program, phone 1800 427 677 or email