2018 Bus Travel - Applications Open 14 August

While parents have primary responsibility for transporting their children to and from school, Padua College does operate an extensive school bus program that is used by approximately 1,400 students every day. A user-pays system was introduced in 2017 that encompassed the College’s three campuses and is partially funded by the whole College.

The Bus Contribution Program will continue to operate with parents having to ‘opt in’ to utilize school bus travel.  Parents may be required to contribute to the cost of the service depending on the type of bus the student chooses to travel on. 

The College will require a deposit of $100 by Friday 8 September 2017 as confirmation of your intention for your student to be allocated a seat on a bus. A bus will not be allocated to your student if this process is not completed. 

The following TryBooking link to facilitate this payment will be available from 9am Monday 14 August 2017 until 4pm Friday 8 September 2017:



The College believes the amount being asked as a contribution towards the bus system – between $320 and $695 for 2018 – is extremely fair compared to similar schools in the area, which range from $500 to almost $3,000.

Please take some time to read the documents on the College website (under Enrolment & Tours / Transport) so that you can familiarise yourself with the services that are available and outlines in further detail the Bus Contribution Program.

Should you have any further questions regarding the Bus Contribution Program, please contact the College on 5976 0100 or email transport@padua.vic.edu.au.