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2023 Bus Information
Welcome to the 2023 school year. We ask families to make themselves familiar with the below information regarding students using Surf Coast Secondary College (SCSC) school bus services to ensure their children arrive at the College in time to start their day.
SCSC students have multiple bus routes which are available within our designated neighbourhood area (DNA). These services are controlled by Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and provided by McHarry’s Buslines.
A valid MYKI card or a Geelong Transit Student Pass (TSP) is essential for travel on these services and your child must carry their PTV approved College ID card while travelling on public transport. Families have the option to purchase a half or full year student pass in their area (Geelong) and may then be able to claim the DET conveyance allowance reimbursement if they meet the eligibility criteria. For further information CLICK HERE.
To determine if you are eligible or for further information on TSP and Conveyance Allowance eligibility criteria, please see here. If you are eligible, please follow these steps below:
- Complete the Conveyance Allowance form
- Take this completed form with your child’s student ID card* to your local train station
- Purchase and pay for half yearly or full year MYKI card
- Return the completed Conveyance Allowance form along with your MYKI receipt to the College Administration Team for processing.
* If your child does not have a student ID card or they do not attend photo day they will need to apply for a PTV student card using the below form (PTV charge a $9 fee per student ID application)
Conveyance Allowance Lodgement Dates 2023
Due to strict lodgement date criteria, late applications will be submitted in the following terms submission. Lodgements must be submitted to the college no later than 4PM on the due date listed below. Our Accounts Team will contact parents/carers regarding reimbursements once funds have been allocated to the College.
Term 1: 10.03.2023
Term 2: 31.05.2023
Term 3: 18.08.2023
Term 4: 17.11.2023
To find updated bus routes and further information on school bus services in your local area please check the McHarry’s Buslines website here and follow the below steps:
- Select Surf Coast Secondary College from the “select school drop down box.”
- Select your suburb.
- Choose preferred service.
- Check the timetables and maps.
- If a suitable service does not appear or you require further information on bus stops and timetables, please contact McHarry’s Ph: 03 5223 2111.
School Bus Program (SBP) Provided Services –
Anglesea and Gherang
Surf Coast Secondary College students may also be eligible for the School Bus Program. We have two (2) services which operate in the Anglesea area and one (1) which services the Gherang area. These buses are part of the School Bus Program and are provided by Coles Coaches (Anglesea) Loxton’s (Gherang). To be eligible for these services students must reside more than 4.8km from the College and be attending their closest designated neighbourhood school. Families need to complete an application to be considered for a seat on these services, seats are subject to availability. To see if your child meets the eligibility criteria please click here. Once you have determined your child’s eligibility and you would like to apply for a seat on the bus, please complete Form 1: Application for permission to travel below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once processed you will receive an email regarding the application outcome.
Please Note: Surf Coast Secondary College only coordinates the bus program as required by Department Education and Training (DET) and PTV. All bus services, routes and decisions regarding these buses are not controlled by the College. If you would like to provide feedback regarding the bus services at SCSC please email email@example.com and we will endeavour to forward your feedback on.
Surf Coast Secondary College Student ID cards have the official PTV logo displayed and are accepted as proof of concession on all public transport. Students will receive their new Student ID shortly after school photos have been taken. If your child does not have a student ID card or they do not attend photo day, they will need to order a student ID by completing the form which can be found here. (PTV student card* has a $9 cost which needs to be paid at the train station).
Please contact Kelly Zois, Enrolments & Bus Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 5261 6633 if you require any further information.