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 school safely

Student safety is our priority. We encourage the whole community to be safe travellers on their way to and from school

As a parent or carer, you are responsible for how your child gets to and from school. Where possible, we encourage walking.

Plan ahead by discussing the following with your children:

  • safe travel routes
  • how to share the road safely
  • alternative arrangements for when unexpected things happen.
For more information about safe travel to and from school, visit:


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.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible for access to this provision.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.