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Dapto Public School

Dapto Public School

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Location and transport

Find out about our location and transport details to make getting to school safe and easy.

Our school is located at:

48-66 Sierra Drive
Horsley NSW 2530

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Getting to and from school safely

As a parent or carer, it’s your responsibility to get your child to and from school safely. Student safety is our priority.

Keep our school community safe by:

  • driving and parking safely, even if it means parking further away and walking the rest of the way to school
  • being a good role model
  • never calling your child from across the road
  • using the safest place to cross the road.



For parents and carers of younger children

Discuss with your child how to be safe when:

Also talk about and practise:

  • safe travel routes
  • plans for when unexpected things happen
  • what to do in wet weather.




At Dapto Public School, children over 10 years of age must apply for a school bike license to ride their bicycles to school. For children younger than 10 years of age, they can apply for a 'Supervised' bike license, and must be accompanied by an adult when riding to school.


Download: Bike Licence 2022 Application Form


Please return all bike license applications to the school office for processing.

Children may park bicycles in the bike racks, which are located on the school grounds:

  • the bicycle is to be parked and locked in the bicycle racks and not ridden in the school grounds
  • the road rules are to be obeyed whilst riding to and from school
  • helmets are to be worn at all times while riding
  • the bicycle must be road worthy

Under no conditions are bicycles to be ridden on school grounds.



Subsidised school travel

Transport for NSW provides subsidies to assist school students.

  • The School Student Transport Scheme provides eligible students with free or subsidised travel on public transport between home and school.
  • The School Drive Subsidy may help towards the costs of driving children to school if you live in an area where there is no public transport.



Bus Travel 

All students in Infants are eligible for free bus travel to and from school. Primary students are eligible for free bus travel if the distance travelled to school is greater than 1.6km. School Opal Cards must be shown to the bus driver. Students are to TAP ON at the reader on the bus as they board and TAP OFF at the reader as they alight.  

Parents/Caregivers can apply online at transportnsw.info/school-students and all enquiries are to go to Transport for NSW on 131500.

If a student’s School Opal Card is lost or stolen they are to ring Transport for NSW on 131500 and request a replacement. This can take up to two weeks - while waiting for the replacement card, the student should use a Child/Youth Opal Card or pay a fare.

When travelling on buses, students must observe the NSW Department of Transport Code of Conduct to protect their own safety, and the safety and comfort of other students. A copy of the Code of Conduct is available from the school office.

School Opal Cards may be withdrawn as a result of poor behaviour. The school appoints senior students as bus monitors. Their role is to assist the bus driver in keeping everyone safe. Monitors report any incidents of inappropriate behaviour to the Deputy Principals.

All bus enquiries should be directed to Premier Illawarra on 4271 1322.

The school student transport scheme provides subsidised travel on rail, bus, ferry and long distance coach services for eligible students.

Students with a disability may be eligible for the Assisted School Travel Program.

Please see below for available bus routes.



S083 Morning Bus - Kembla Grange to Horsley via Wongawilli

S083 Afternoon Bus - Kembla Grange to Horsley via Wongawilli

S085 Afternoon Bus - Dapto Public to Marshall St and Cleveland St via Kanahooka Rd

S086 - Afternoon Bus - Dapto Public to Horsley Dr at Parkdale Ave

S086 Morning Bus - Bond Bong Rd opposite Horsley Dr to Dapto Public

S085 Morning Bus - Fowlers Rd at Heininger St to Dapto Public via Kanahooka Rd

S195 Morning Bus - Sierra Dr at Bong Bong Rd to St Joseph High School

S078 Afternoon Bus - Dapto High to Dapto Public