School Buses

Buses are recognised in Australia as the safest form of Road Transport, and you can rest assured that Bus Queensland’s drivers are well trained to deliver your child safely to school.

Here you will find information on obtaining a bus pass, which school bus routes are available, services for students with disabilities and the code of conduct for school students travelling on buses.

If you need more information or have school related enquiries, please email us at customers@busqld.com.au.

Please note that run sheets are currently being updated to reflect the recent zone changes as per the "Fairer Fares" initiative with TransLink.


Latest Updates

* Services affected from 27th January 2021

For Westside Bus Company:

Am Changes

5202 - Change in Route impacting Bellbird Park State College, St Peter Clavier College, Bundamba State College & Primary, Sacred Heart, Silkstone State, Bremer State High

5206 - Safety Issue impacting Bremer High, Silkstone State, Raceview State

5214 - Safety Issue impacting Ipswich Central State, St Mary's & St Edmunds College, West Moreton College

5217 - Change in School service impacting Amberley State students who will utilise new service 5270

5224 - Removal of Route impacting St Augustine Heights students who will utilise 5235 and Woodcrest College students who will utilise 528 and 5229

5237 - Change in Run Time impacting Brassall State, Ipswich State High, Blair State, Bremer State High, Churchill State

5245 - Change in Run Times impacting Bundamba State College, Deebing Heights State, Amberley State

5255 - Change in Run Times impacting Camira State, Springfield Central Primary, Good shepherd Primary, Springfield Central State High

5268 - Change in Route & Run Time impacting Bellbird Park State College

5270 - New Route, Amberley State Students from 5217 to utilise this new service

5271 - New Route, additional service to provide more capacity for Redbank Plains State High, Bellbird Park State College

PM Changes

6202 - Change in Run Times impacting Bundamba State College, Ipswich East State

6204 - Safety Issue impacting St Peter Clavier College, Sacred Heart, Silkstone State Primary, Raceview State Primary

6206 - Safety Issue impacting St Mary's & St Edmunds College, Ipswich Boys Grammar, Bremer High, Silkstone State, Raceview State, Ripley Valley State & Secondary College

6213 - Change in Run Times impacting Springfield Central State, Good Shepard Primary, Springfield Central State High, Redbank Plains State High

6214 - Change in Run Time impacting Bremer State High, Bundamba State College

6217 - Change in Run Times impacting Amberley State Primary, Bremer State High, St Mary’s & St Edmunds College, Ipswich Boys Grammar, Churchill State

6221 - Change in Run Times impacting St Mary's & St Edmunds College, Deebing Heights, Ipswich Boys Grammar

6223 - Change in Route impacting West Moreton Anglican College, Ipswich Girls Grammar, Ipswich Special School

6227 - Change in Run Times impacting Springfield Central State, Good Shepard Primary, Springfield Central State Secondary College, St Augustine's College

6228 - Change in Route impacting Woodcrest College, Springfield Lakes Primary, St Augustine's College, Redbank Plains High

6231 - Change in Run Times impacting Augusta State, Redbank Plains State High, St Augustine College, Bellbird Park Secondary College.

6237 - Change in Route impacting Bremer State High, Blair State, Ipswich High, Brassall State

6244 - Removal of Route, Students will now utilise 6223 impacting West Moreton Anglican College, Ipswich Girls Grammar

6250 - Change in Run Times impacting Bellbird Park State College

6252 - Change in Run Times impacting Bellbird Park State College

6270 - New Route to assist 6217 with overloading impacting Amberley State Primary

6271 - New Route, additional service to provide more capacity for Bellbird Park State College and Redbank Plains State High

For Bus Queensland Park Ridge:

AM Changes

6002 - Change in Route & Run Times impacting Flagstone Community College and Flagstone State Primary

6003 - Change in Run Times impacting Jimboomba State Primary, Woodhill State Primary, Gleneagles State Primary, Beaudesert State High

6004 - Change in Run Times impacting Emmaus College & Primary, Woodhill State Primary, Gleneagle State Primary, Beaudesert State High

6005 - Change in Start Point & Run Times impacting Woodhill State Primary, Gleneagles State Primary, Beaudesert State High

6007 - Change in Run Times impacting Jimboomba State Primary, Woodhill State Primary, Gleneagles State Primary, Beaudesert State High

6008 - Change in Run Times impacting Hills International College, Jimboomba State Primary, Flagstone Community College, Flagstone State Primary

6010 - Change in Run Times impacting Emmaus College & Primary, Hills International College, Jimboomba State Primary, Flagstone Community College & Primary

6012 - Change in Start Point & Run Times impacting Woodhill State Primary, Veresdale Scrub State, Gleneagles State Primary, Beaudesert State High

6020 - Change in Route & Run Times impacting Park Ridge State High, Regents Park State Primary, St Bernadine's Primary, Yugumbir State Primary, Browns Plains High, Browns Plains Primary

6022 - Change in Run Times impacting Emmaus College, Woodhill State Primary, Gleneagles State Primary, Beaudesert State High

6034 - Change in Run Times impacting Emmaus College & Primary, Hills International College, Jimboomba State Primary, Flagstone Community College, Flagstone State Primary

6042 - Change in Run Times impacting Park Ridge State High, Boronia Heights Primary, Park Ridge State, Parklands Christian College

6063 - Change in Start Point impacting Greenbank State, Springfield Central State High

PM Changes

6105 - Change in Route & Run Times impacting Beaudesert State High, Gleneagles State Primary, Woodhill State Primary

6108 - Change in Run Times impacting Flagstone State Primary, Flagstone Community College, Jimboomba State Primary, Hills International College

6112 - Change in Run Times impacting Beaudesert State High, Gleneagles State Primary, Veresdale Scrub State, Woodhill State Primary

6113 - Change in Run Times impacting Park Ridge State High, Park Ridge State Primary, Parklands Christian College

6120 - Change in Route impacting Browns Plains State High & Primary, Yugumbir State Primary, St Bernadine's Primary, Regents Park State, Park Ridge State High & Primary

6124 - Change in Run Times impacting St Thomas Mores College, Sunnybank State High

6125 - Change in Run Times impacting St Augustine's College, The Springfield Anglican College (Primary and Secondary), Greenbank State Primary

6130 - Change in Route impacting Calamvale Community College, Browns Plains State High & Primary, Yugumbir State, St Bernadine's Primary, Boronia Heights State Primary, Park Ridge State High & Primary

6143 - Change in Route and Run Time impacting Canterbury College

6144 - Change in Run Time impacting Flagstone State Primary, Flagstone State Community College, Jimboomba State, Hills International College

6151 - Change in Run Time impacting Flagstone State Primary, Flagstone State Community College

6163 - Change in Run Time impacting Springfield Central State

6166 - Change in Run Time impacting Sunnybank State High, St Thomas More College


Westside Bus Company and Bus Queensland changes commencing
27 January 2021

Westside Bus Company and Bus Queensland will be making several changes to the following school bus routes.

These changes will take effect from the first day of Term 1 27/01/2021.

Click below to find out which school routes are affected.

For Run Sheets, please click on the following link. ( http://busqld.com.au/school )

AM Changes


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PM Changes

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School Codes of Conduct

Students have an obligation to follow a set of behavioural guidelines when travelling on school buses. Most students are well behaved, but a minority will misbehave. This can affect the ability of a driver to concentrate, and is a safety concern for Bus Operators. To address this, DTMR have developed the code-of-conduct-for-students-travelling-on buses.

Safe Bus Travel Video

Services for Students with Disabilities

Transport assistance may be provided by Education Queensland for students with disabilities where it is warranted by the needs of the individual student and by the circumstances of the family.

For details of the assistance contact Education Queensland.


School Bus Passes

Bus passes are available for students eligible for bus transport assistance. There are two types of bus transport assistance available to eligible students.
These are:

  • Distance based assistance

  • Safety-net assistance

How to apply

Step 1.
Identify which operator you need to apply to.

For a list of schools by operator click School Transport Assistance Scheme for full details or contact your nearest Department of Transport and Main Roads office.
To be eligible for distance based assistance, students must meet the distance criteria relevant to their circumstances, as well as satisfy the general conditions of the scheme.

  • Primary school students must live more than 3.2 km† from the nearest state primary school

  • Secondary school students must live more than 4.8 km† from the nearest state secondary school

  • Non-state school students must live more than the required distances from both the nearest state and non-state school of the type attended

Safety net eligibility

Safety-net bus travel assistance is available for financially disadvantaged students who live close to their nearest school. It is available to students travelling on either kilometre-based or fares-based school bus services. To be eligible for safety-net assistance, students must meet the distance criteria, as well as the safety-net eligibility criteria stated below.
To be eligible for safety-net assistance the student must be listed as a dependant on the applicant’s:

  • Health Care Card issued by Centrelink, Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink

  • Or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.

Students who have a card issued in their own name, as well as students under a Care and Protection order issued by the Department of Communities (Child Safety Services), may also qualify for safety-net assistance.

Other criteria:

  • Primary school students must live 3.2 km or less from the nearest state primary school

  • Secondary school students must live 4.8 km or less from the nearest state secondary school

  • Non-state school students must live the required distances or less from either the nearest state or non-state school of the type attended.

  • The student must not be in receipt of any other School Transport Assistance Scheme assistance.

  • Applications must be in the name of the cardholder and require evidence of eligibility under safety-net guidelines.

  • The cardholder must sign a certification allowing data matching to occur with Centrelink. Applicants who do not agree to this condition will not be eligible to receive safety-net assistance.

Calculating the distance to your nearest school:
Click here to use the Queensland Department of Education and Training’s Find a School Directory

Queensland Department of Education and Training have created the following app to assist you to calculate your nearest state school.

Step 3.
Download an application form.

Distance Based Application Form or Safety Net Assistance Application Form

Step 4.
Take your application form to Bus Queensland within 7 days of start of travel along with supporting documentation.

For contact information click here.


FAQ - School Bus Passes

What happens next?

Bus Queensland will issue interim approval to approved applicants, and will be able to let you know how long your bus pass will take to be ready.
Final approval will be issued in writing by the department of transport and main roads.

Travelling with a bus pass

  1. The pass must be produced to the driver upon request.

  2. Passes are not transferable.

  3. Parents will be required to pay a replacement fee ($16.25 cash only) for lost passes at their local depot.

  4. Damaged passes will be replaced at a nominal fee provided the damaged pass is produced and identifiable.

  5. When students cease using the bus service, passes must be returned to the bus company immediately.

  6. Excess fares are to be paid directly to the transport operator.

How do I renew my bus pass?

All approved bus pass holders will need to pick up a new bus pass every year from Bus Queensland.
Distance eligible students will usually receive ongoing approval from the department of transport and main roads until they either move house or change to a high school.
Parents of safety-net eligible student will receive approval for assistance on a yearly basis.