Grants and subsidies
You or your organisation may be eligible to apply for a Transport and Main Roads grant or subsidy.
Regional Airport Development
This grant is provided to assist local governments upgrade airports in regional areas of Queensland.
School Bus Upgrade Scheme (SchoolBUS)
This grant helps accelerate the introduction of rollover-compliant buses into the Queensland school bus fleet. It is for school bus operators contracted to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. This assists with the purchase of new buses or buses that are up to 10 years old.
For information on other available grants, visit the Queensland Government grants website.
Safe School Travel (SafeST) Subsidy Scheme
The SafeST subsidy scheme is funded from the State Roads Program and provides a 50/50 subsidy to Queensland local governments for approved school transport-related infrastructure works. This may include school zones, crossing facilities, pick-up and set-down areas, pedestrian refuge islands, bike facilities and other traffic management devices.
School Transport Assistance Scheme
The School Transport Assistance Scheme helps students travel to and from school when access to education facilities is impeded by distance, disability or financial disadvantage. The scheme also helps students from areas designated as drought-declared. Eligible families receive assistance with rail transport, kilometre-based school services (bus or ferry), fares-based school services (bus or ferry), conveyance allowance and safety-net assistance.