Bus information

All enquiries regarding bus travel to Marist College Bendigo can be directed to
buses@marist.vic.edu.au or 5400 1252.

Some other useful contacts are:

  • Christian’s Bus Company – 5447 2222

  • Regional Country Bus Coordinator – 4433 4317

  • PTV Hub @ Bendigo Marketplace – 5441 2814

Public Buses, provided by PTV (Public Transport Victoria)

For those families that reside within the Bendigo Public Transport System area, this will allow for you to travel to Marist College whether by regular timetabled services or School Town Specials.

To access these services you will need a MYKI card, which you can buy from PTV Hub in the Marketplace or refer https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/

Public Transport Victoria offers many public transport options. Those specific to Marist College are:

Bus 54 (Maiden Gully) – run by Christians Bus Company and provides travel to the College and the Bendigo Railway station using the regular timetabled services. For the current timetable, please click the "BUS 54" link under "Bus timetables"

Bendigo School Town Specials (STS) – run by Christians Bus Company, School Town Specials operate within school times only, in areas where regular town services do not meet school time requirements. For the current timetable of school town specials that service Marist, please click the "BENDIGO SCHOOL TOWN SPECIALS" link under "Bus timetables"

To access these buses you will need a tap on tap off myki card or a yearly/half yearly student bus pass.

For more information regarding public bus travel for students please visit: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/concessions-and-free-travel/children-and-students/school-students/

How to purchase a bus pass

  1. Fill out the Student Travel Concession Card Form found here.

  2. Complete the form and attach two passport sized photos.

  3. Come to the college office to have the form signed and stamped

  4. Go to either the Bendigo Railway Station or the PTV Hub in the Marketplace to purchase the bus pass.


Bus timetables

Conveyance Allowance Claims & Eligibility

​You may be eligible for conveyance allowance if:

  • Your child attends their nearest government or non-government school/campus appropriate to their year level at which admission is permissible

  • Reside 4.8km or more by the shortest practicable route from that school/campus attended

  • be of school age (5 to 18 years old at time of application) and reside in Victoria

This allowance is only available to families who purchase a yearly or half yearly bus pass.

Other forms for Conveyance Allowance:

Private Car Travel: Form 1 – car private travel

Private Bus Travel: Form 2 – bus private travel

For more information regarding Conveyance Allowance please visit: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/transport/Pages/conveyance.aspx

To claim Conveyance Allowance:

  1. Fill out Form 3 – public bus travel form

  2. Attach your receipt of the purchase of the bus pass from PTV to this document

  3. Return the form and receipt to Marlhes. ALL conveyance applications must be fully signed and returned in hardcopy, scanned emailed versions will not be accepted for audit purposes.

Marist Chartered Services

Marist College provide a bus service for these areas – Castlemaine / Maldon / Maryborough / Harcourt / Maiden Gully.

For further information about these bus routes and times, please contact the College office.


The Department’s School Bus Program (SBP) Country Services

The Department of Education and Training’s School Bus Program policy provides the framework for country school bus travel. For families who reside in rural areas and wish to travel by bus, the SBP country services may assist. Applications are made via PTV’s online School Bus Management System (SBMS). Click here for more information.

To be eligible for free government travel on a country bus, you must reside more than 4.8km of your nearest school (of the same denomination and year level offering ie government, non-government etc) and NOT have access to public transport within 1.6km of your residence.

If you are bypassing your nearest school of the same denomination and year level offering, and you wish to apply for travel on a country bus, you will be deemed ineligible for free travel and must pay a fare of $120 per term before being granted approval for travel. This approval is deemed conditional and is reviewed each term with priority access given to eligible student travellers, and those with prior rights.

For more information on the Department’s School Bus Program policy and the eligibility criteria, click here.

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