Koala Koaches School Services

School Services offered are:

  • Kilometre-Based Service to Ingleside State Primary School from Upper Tallebudgera Valley
  • Licenced Services from Tallebudgera to many schools
  • Privately Chartered Services to St Andrews Lutheran College

The general public are welcome to use the Kilometre-based and the Licensed Services, but please note that neither service runs during school holidays.

Subsidies on bus fares for school students may be available from Queensland Transport and Main Roads, subject to criteria which include distance or income and from Catholic Education Office.  Bus Pass information can be found here.

Click on your school below for route and timetable details, for am & pm Licensed Passenger Services in Tallebudgera and Private School Chartered Services.

 
 

Bus route maps

 

Tallebudgera Routes: Route 20      Route 21     Route 23     Route 47

St. Andrews Lutheran College Private Routes: Route 1     Route 2     Route 3

Note: Bus routes and timetables are subject to change without notice

2017 Bus Pass Information

When applying for a Bus Pass, forms need to be completed and signed, then lodged with our Office. This can be done by email to admin@koalakoaches.com.au or faxed to 07 5535 2072 or given to the Driver or brought to our Office at 18 Ramly Drive, Burleigh Heads. Passes remain the property of Koala Koaches and must be shown on each journey.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads= TMR

Each new Pass Application must include one Koala Koaches Bus Pass Application Form per student and, where applicable, one TMR Form per family. Any changes including address, school or frequency of travel, require a new application.

Passengers who travel on Routes 20 & 21 & 23 & 47 may apply for subsidy towards their fares, using the following eligibility criteria.

TMR subsidies

Subsidy will only be paid from one address, which must be the principal place of residence of the student’s parent or guardian. Students from overseas, interstate or on student exchange programs are not eligible to apply. TAFE students are not eligible to apply. Students are only eligible to receive assistance on the designated bus service for their area. A minimum frequency of 20% travel per week is required to receive assistance. Applications can only be accepted for the current school year. All distances are measured by TMR.

Bus Travel Assistance (TMR Form F2208) eligibility criteria

Students must be enrolled at an approved school. State Primary School students must live more than 3.2 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from the nearest state primary school. Non-State Primary School students must live more than 3.2 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from both the nearest state primary school and non-state primary school of the type attended. State Secondary School students must live more than 4.8 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from the nearest state secondary school. Non-State Secondary School students must live more than 4.8 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from both the nearest state secondary school and non-state secondary school of the type attended.

Bus Travel Assistance Safety Net (TMR Form F3058) eligibility criteria

Students must be enrolled at an approved school and reside close to their nearest school and are listed on the Applicant’s Centrelink issued Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veteran Affairs Pensioner Concessioner Card or 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). The student must not receive any other assistance from the School Transport Assistance Scheme.

State Primary School students must live less than 3.2 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from the nearest state primary school. Non-State Primary School students must live less than 3.2 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from both the nearest state primary school and non-state primary school of the type attended. State Secondary School students must live less than 4.8 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from the nearest state secondary school. Non-State Secondary School students must live less than 4.8 km, by the shortest trafficable route, from both the nearest state secondary school and non-state secondary school of the type attended.

Passes for Full Fare Paying passengers

For passengers who must pay Full Fare, we offer a 10% discount on a Weekly Ticket or Term Pass or Full Year Pass.

Private Services 10-Trip Passes

Passengers on Somerset College and St Andrews Lutheran College Private Services can purchase 10-Trip Passes from their school offices.

Lost or Illegible Bus Passes

A Replacement Pass costs $13.00. This amount must be accompanied by a Koala Koaches Bus Pass Application Form and lodged in one of the usual ways.

Rollover Passes

When a new school year begins, passengers who held a valid Pass the previous year and are only rolling over to the next grade within their primary school or high school will only have to complete the Koala Koaches Bus Pass Application Form and lodge it in the usual way, at the start of the school year.

Koala Koaches   |   18 Ramly Drive   |   PO Box 2432 BC   |   Burleigh Heads 4220   |   Ph 07 5535 2711   |   Fx 07 5535 2072   |   admin@koalakoaches.com.au