There are a variety of ways for your child to get to and from school in a safe and secure way. Specific campus transport information can be found on each of our campus pages.
We run an extensive fleet of private buses to assist in student transportation. Applications for the private bus must be completed each year. The 2023 bus routes can be viewed in the 2023 Bus Information Booklet. Parents may also view the routes via the Ventura Tracker App.
To submit an application, please:
The annual subsidised cost (including GST) per student is $990, equal to $5.45 per day. Bus fees will be invoiced to your Education Fee Account. All private bus applications are for both the AM and PM service — there is no ‘one way’ option. You must complete one registration for each child.
Students who travel on the bus must follow the Conditions of Use as stated in the Bus Travel Contract. This includes being at their marked pick-up destination at least 10 minutes prior to departure and carrying a student card at all times, or a temporary bus pass for the day if they have lost their student card.
For further questions, please contact our Transport Coordinator Kirsty Burkwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each of our three campuses is accessible by both bus and train. All students who travel using the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) network are required to carry a Myki card. Students under 18 years old can use a Child Myki, but must carry a proof of age card with them as well if they are 17 or 18.
Students who travel very regularly on public transport may opt to get a Victorian Student Pass, or Yearly Myki. This allows for unlimited travel on the PTV network. Students must also receive a PTV School Student ID card, which can be applied for on the PTV website. Students must carry both their Myki and ID when travelling.
Students and families may be eligible for financial support to assist with transport costs through the Conveyance Allowance Program. This is available to students of our Beaconsfield and Officer campuses travelling by public transport, private car or the College’s private bus network.
To be eligible for the Conveyance Allowance, students must:
Public transport applications must include proof of purchase of a half-yearly or yearly Victorian Student Pass. Further details of the DET Conveyance Allowance Policy are available here.
The College will allocate the full amount received against the family school fee account for students travelling by public transport or private car. For students using the private bus fleet, families must authorise the College to retain the allowance on their behalf, allowing us to reduce the cost of the private bus service for the entire community.