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Transport

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.

Pick Up & Drop Off

Each of our campuses has a designated pick up and drop off area for students and families. We also offer secure bicycle storage on each campus. You can find specific information for each of the campuses at our Berwick, Officer and Beaconsfield pages under the Key Information section.

Private Bus

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:

  1. Read the 2023 Bus Information Booklet to determine which bus you need to register for.
  2. Complete the 2023 Private School Bus Application Form.
  3. Complete the 2023 School Bus Travel Contract Form.
  4. Complete the Private Bus Conveyance Form and email it to busenquiries@sfx.vic.edu.au

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 busenquiries@sfx.vic.edu.au

Public Transport

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.

For specific public transport information relating to each campus, please look at our Berwick, Officer and Beaconsfield pages under the Key Information section.

Travel Conveyance Allowance

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:

  • attend their nearest school appropriate to their year level at which admission is permissible;
  • be enrolled at a school or campus outside of Melbourne’s metropolitan conveyance boundary (meaning only Beaconsfield or Officer at SFXC);
  • reside 4.8km or more from that school or campus by the shortest practicable route; and
  • be of school age and reside in Victoria.

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.