Private Vehicle Conveyance Subsidy

Please note that the Private Vehicle Conveyance Subsidy is available to NSW residents only.

From 20 December 2016, the Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) subsidy will be progressively phased out and replaced with the new School Drive Subsidy.
 
If you’re a parent or guardian currently receiving the PVC subsidy, you can choose to stay on it or switch to the new School Drive Subsidy after 17 January 2017.
 
Some of the changes are as follows and please note that further information is available via www.transport.nsw.gov.au/schooldrive

What is the Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) subsidy?

  • PVC is a subsidy available to parents or guardians who drive students to school or a public transport pick up point.
  • PVC is only available to the nearest public transport pick up point or to school where no other transport options are available.
  • From 20 December 2016, the PVC subsidy will be phased out and replaced with the new School Drive Subsidy.

What is the School Drive Subsidy?

  • School Drive Subsidy is the new subsidy available to parents or guardians who drive students to school or a public transport pick up point.
  • School Drive Subsidy is only available where there are no other public transport options.
  • School Drive Subsidy applications open on 17 January 2017.

What is changing for parents and guardians?

  • Applications for PVC close on the last day of term four, 20 December 2016. No applications will be accepted after this date.
  • From 17 January 2017 customers will only be able to apply for the School Drive Subsidy.
  • The new School Drive Subsidy will be paid ‘per trip’ (for the complete school trip). This payment is different from the current PVC subsidy, which is paid ‘per student’.
  • A flat per kilometre rate will apply to the School Drive Subsidy and will be adjusted annually.
  • PVC subsidy rates will not be adjusted annually. The PVC subsidy rates will remain fixed at 2017 levels.
  • The requirement to do a special return trip to and from home each morning and afternoon will be removed for the School Drive Subsidy.
  • The 300km per trip payment cap will be removed for the School Drive Subsidy.
  • The limit of eight trips per year for distance education students to attend mini-schools during term time will be removed for the School Drive Subsidy.
  • School Drive Subsidy payments can only be made directly to the parents and guardians who have applied.
  • Parents and guardians can check the website for full details on changes, eligibility and distance requirements at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/schooldrive

For further assistance or enquiries please download the School Drive Subsidy brochure or contact Transport NSW on 131 500.