Canterbury Public School

Participation, Equity & Excellence

Telephone02 9718 2884

Location and transport

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

Our school is located at:

44 Church Street
Canterbury NSW 2193

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Canterbury Public School is located just off Canterbury Road, adjacent to Canterbury Girls High School. From the Hurlstone Park side there is a pedestrian bridge over Canterbury Road at the end of Acton Street.

Students and their families are encouraged to walk or ride to school, and a bicycle rack is provided. Unmetered parking is available in the local streets. Parents are asked to respect the no parking signs in the drop-off zones around school drop-off and pick up times. The school is conveniently located close to major public transport links.


 It is a 5-minute walk to Canterbury train station (Bankstown line to the city).


  • L28 Canterbury Station to Circular Quay via New Canterbury Road, King Street, George Street (limited stops)
  • 428 Canterbury Station to Circular Quay via Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Enmore, Newtown
  • 444/445 Canterbury Station to Balmain Wharf via Dulwich Hill, Petersham and Leichhardt

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.


Parking around the school is restricted around school drop off and pick up times. There are drop off zones in both Church and Minter streets. We ask you to please respect the signs for the safety of our students. There is ample parking in the side-streets or across the pedestrian bridge.

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.