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Community buses for hire

Community buses for hire

Local community groups can hire our buses for activities and sporting events. We give hire priority to groups who need them most.

Buses available

  • A 12-seat automatic bus with air-conditioning, which carries 11 passengers plus the driver
  • An 11-seat automatic bus with air-conditioning, wheelchair hoist and anchor, which carries a wheelchair, 8 passengers and the driver. Without a wheelchair the bus will carry 10 passengers plus the driver.

Cost and bookings

There are 3 different rates for bus use:

  • Hourly rate - up to 4 hours block usage (from pick up to return)
  • Daily rate - over 4 hours between 9am and 4.30pm (from pick up to return)
  • Weekend rate - from 4.30pm Friday to 9am the following Monday

Bookings cannot be made more than:

  • 180 days before use for disadvantaged groups
  • 4 weeks before use for others groups

Booking conditions

You must agree to our conditions of use before we will confirm your booking. We will provide the full list of conditions at the time of booking, but they include the following:

  • the bus will be supplied with a full tank of petrol and must be filled on return
  • invoices will be sent out at the end of every month
  • travel is restricted to a 100km radius from our Council offices
  • you must show a current and valid driver’s licence
  • drivers must be aged over 25 to drive the community buses

Contact us

For more details on hiring a community bus contact us on 9404 8843 or email our team.