Bus application process

Bus Travellers Information

The School Bus Program is an extensive school bus network that provides free travel to eligible students. Students must be attending government and non-government schools and living in rural and regional Victoria. Students deemed ineligible to travel for free may access a school bus service upon payment of a fare, provided there is space available on the bus.

To be eligible for free school bus transport, the student must attend the nearest government primary or secondary school and must live at least 4.8 kilometres from the school


New Travellers

A ‘New Application’ must be created for travellers that have never travelled on a school bus, or have changed school or home address.  Selecting this option will create a new travel application.

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Existing Travellers

If a traveller is currently approved to travel on a school bus and their circumstances have not changed (e.g. home address and school), select ‘Renew Application’.  Selecting this option will renew the travellers existing travel conditions.

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