School crossing supervisor scheme
The School Crossing Supervisor Scheme is a road safety initiative under SafeST that has been in place since 1984. SafeST is a collection of programs, schemes and initiatives designed to improve transport safety for all children travelling to and from school. The School Crossing Supervisor Scheme enhances the safety of school children in the school traffic environment. School crossing supervisors operate during the school community's peak demand period both in the morning and in the afternoon. Actual operating times depend on a number of factors that include school start times, pedestrian access and traffic volumes.
A school crossing supervisor's role is to assist children in safely crossing roads on their way to and from school. School Crossing Supervisors earn a minimum amount of $26.54/hr including casual loading, up to 7.5hrs/week (this is specific to the region based on their Locality Allowance privilege). If you are interested in becoming a school crossing supervisor, application forms and details relating to the scheme are available from your local road safety officer.
Applications for supervised crossings
Applications for a supervised crossing should be made by the school principal to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. All applications for crossings are subject to meeting established criteria and the availability of funding. The need and ongoing provision of a supervisor will be reviewed periodically.