Bus Travel to Whittlesea Secondary College

Students at State and registered schools may be permitted to travel on a school bus service subject to the conditions set out in the Education Regulations, 1988. It should be noted that permission to travel on a school bus is a privilege and not a right. Permission to travel may be withdrawn if a student’s behaviour is unsatisfactory or if the appropriate fare has not been paid.

All students who live closer to Whittlesea Secondary College than another State Secondary College are entitled to free bus transport. Senior students (Years 11 and 12) whose closest College does not offer two of their preferred subjects can apply for free travel.

Students who reside in the following areas are entitled to free transport to the College: 
Arthurs Creek (to the east of the creek), Flowerdale (South of Forest Road), Humevale, Kinglake, Kinglake West, Kinglake East, Mernda, Woodstock, Yan Yean. 
Students who reside in the following areas are NOT entitled to free transport to the College, they become fare payers unless they are Senior students and apply to the College for exemption on curriculum grounds: Bylands, Broadford, Craigieburn, Clonbinane, Epping, Diamond Creek, Hurstbridge, Midhurst, Doreen, Laurimar, Kalkallo, Kilmore, Mill Park, South Morang, Wollert. 
Students from Beveridge, Darraweit Guim, Heathcote Junction, Wandong, Hidden Valley, Donnybrook (east of railway line), Upper Plenty and Wallan are NOT entitled to free transport.

Access to the school bus network for fare payers may only exist if there is surplus capacity on the bus route.

Fare Payers fall into three categories:

  1. Students who access the Dyson’s Route 562 Plenty Road Bus. These students can purchase a daily, weekly or other MYKI Zone Two ticket.
  2. Students who live SOUTH of the College in areas such as Laurimar, Epping, Mill Park and South Morang. These students will be required to purchase a MYKI Zone 2 half-yearly or yearly ticket. This is a requirement of the Public Transport Victoria whose responsibility includes the provision of transport services to schools across the state. This ticket will enable the student access to all MYKI Zone 2 transport 7 days a week. Tickets can be purchased from any train station. Conveyancing allowance is available to eligible students who travel on the Laurimar bus route. Please refer to the following link for the application form and due dates: 
    http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studenttransport
    Please use the public transport application form. 
    The 2013 fare as determined by the Minister of Transport is $255 for a half-yearly ticket and $489.00 for a full year.

To travel on public transport with a student concession all students must carry a Department of Transport student concession Card. Half-Yearly Student Passes usually expire on 31 July, Second Half-Yearly Student Passes go on sale on 1 July and Yearly Student Passes usually expire 28 February following year. The application form can be found athttp://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/concessions/students/

Both Wollert and Kalkallo fall into special categories as detailed below.

  1. Wollert - Wollert is closer to Epping Secondary College than Whittlesea Secondary College, but there is no bus operating to Epping Secondary College. Intending students will have to make application through the College to the Regional Office for eligible (free) status.
  2. Kalkallo - Kalkallo is closer to Craigieburn Secondary College than Whittlesea Secondary College, but there is no bus operating to Craigieburn Secondary College. Intending students will have to make application through the College to the Regional Office for eligible (free) status.

 

Additional documents

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Tania Pearson

Assistant Principal

Bus Coordinator