Bus Routes

Many of our students travel to school by bus and school buses run in most areas of Geelong.

For information on bus routes to and from Sacred Heart College, please see this interactive Bus Routes Information listing. Please note the bus route information is a guide only. It will be regularly updated but for the most current and comprehensive bus route information please visit the busline websites. Information about school bus options is also available on the McHarry’s Buslines website at  https://mcharrys.com.au/school-bus/.

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Applying for Bus travel from Regional Areas (Private Bus)

Students in Regional Areas are required to complete an Application for Permission to Travel form. Bus Passes are not issued for this travel. The form needs to be submitted to College Reception from now and is due by Friday 28 October 2022. Bus travel is free for students in regional areas if the student is attending their nearest Catholic School. If the student is not attending their nearest Catholic school, a letter must be provided from their nearest Catholic school stating that an enrolment place was not available.  

Regional Areas include: Anakie, Anglesea, Bambra, Bannockburn, Barrabool, Batesford, Bellbrae, Bells Beach, Buckley, Ceres, Deans Marsh, Fairhaven, Freshwater Creek, Gheringhap, Gnarwarre, Inverleigh, Lethbridge, Little River, Lorne, Maude, Meredith, Moorabool, Moriac, Mt Moriac, Shelford, Stonehaven, Teesdale, Winchelsea, Wingeel.

Please note this form does not need to be completed each year unless of a change to your address.

Application for Permission to Travel for Regional Areas (Private Bus) Form (Word Document)

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    Applying for Bus Pass from Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast Areas (PTV Public School Bus)

    New students in Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast areas need to complete a PTV Student Pass Application form. Attach two passport size photos and bring the form to College Reception to be stamped. Once stamped, the form can be taken to a train station or PTV Hub at Westfield Geelong to purchase a half-yearly or yearly pass.

    The PTV School Student ID Pass application is due at the start of 2023. Please note, the 2023 PTV form will not be available until later January 2023.

    Current students can use their PTV Approved Student ID Card to purchase their PTV Bus Pass annually.

    PTV School Student ID and Student Pass Application Form (PDF)

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    Conveyance Allowance - PTV Public School Bus

    Students travelling from suburban areas of Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast who reside 4.8km or further from Sacred Heart College may be eligible to claim a Conveyance Allowance refund from the Department of Education. To claim the conveyance allowance please complete a Conveyance Allowance Form and return it to College Reception. The Conveyance Allowance Form can be completed and returned to the College now, before purchasing a PTV Student Bus Pass.

    When you purchase your child's bus pass, please forward a copy of the bus pass receipt issued from PTV with your child's name written on it to College Reception.

    If the student is not attending their nearest Catholic school, a letter must be provided from their nearest Catholic school stating that an enrolment place was not available must also be attached to the Conveyance Allowance Form.

    If eligibility is approved, the purchase price of the bus pass will be reimbursed to you via your school fee account once the funds are received from the government.

    Please note this form does not need to be completed each year unless of a change to your address.

      Conveyance Allowance for Geelong areas, Bellarine and Surf Coast (Public Bus Travel) Form (Word Document)

      Conveyance Allowance Helpful Contacts

      ContactHow to enquire
      Sacred Heart College Bus CoordinatorPh:(03) 5221 4211 or conveyance@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au


      McHarry’s Buslines
      (03) 5223 2111 or visit McHarry's Online

      CDC Geelong
      (03) 5240 5000 or visit CDC Geelong Online


      If you require more information outside of the above channels:

      Victorian Government Conveyance Allowance Information

      Contact us