Active School Travel schools and results

The Active School Travel (AST) program offers Brisbane primary schools a suite of free resources, tools and incentives. The program encourages students, parents, carers and teachers to leave the car at home and actively travel to school. Since 2004, 166 schools and more than 121,000 students have participated in the Active School Travel (AST) program.

In 2020 our AST schools achieved the following results:

  • 18,000 students from 37 schools engaged with the program
  • 2 in 5 families left the car at home
  • on average, 40% of students actively travelled, with some schools reporting up to 70% of their students actively travelling to school
  • walking trips increased from 14% to 32%, which equates to almost 4500 more walking trips per week from students in the first year of the program.

Current AST schools

Brisbane City Council is currently working with the following AST schools over a three-year period*.

Commenced 2020

  • Bardon State School
  • Brisbane Montessori School, Fig Tree Pocket
  • Dutton Park State School
  • Eagle Junction State School
  • Holland Park State School
  • Ithaca Creek State School
  • Our Lady of Dolours School, Mitchelton
  • Our Lady of Lourdes School, Sunnybank
  • Redeemer Lutheran College, Rochedale
  • Seven Hills State School
  • St Joseph's School, Bracken Ridge
  • St Stephen's School, Algester
  • Sunnybank State School
  • Wisdom College, Calamvale
  • Wishart State School

Commenced 2019

  • Acacia Ridge State School
  • Cannon Hill Anglican College
  • Christ the King Primary School, Graceville
  • Darra State School
  • Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha
  • Junction Park State School
  • Newmarket State School
  • Sacred Heart Primary School, Sandgate
  • Sherwood State School
  • St Anthony’s Primary School, Kedron
  • Stretton State College
  • Wooloowin State School
  • Yeronga State School

Commenced 2018

  • Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School
  • Geebung State School
  • Graceville State School
  • Lota State School
  • Middle Park State School
  • Oakleigh State School, Ashgrove
  • Payne Road State School, The Gap
  • Shorncliffe State School
  • St Pius X Catholic Primary School, Salisbury

*Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on schooling, all schools already on the program as of November 2020 have been extended by 12 months to help schools realise the benefits of the program.

More information

Principals can apply online to join the AST program in 2022. Applications close Friday 17 September 2021.

For more information about the AST program:

Last updated: 12 July 2021