Hire the community bus

  • We have a community bus that community groups coming out or coming out of Cardinia Shire can hire. 
  • The Toyota Hi-Ace has 11 seats (including driver) and has a wheelchair hoist for 1 wheelchair. It is an automatic transmission and uses Diesel fuel.
  • Contact us to make a booking request.

COVID-19 service update

  • The community bus is currently not available for hire and is subject to ongoing restrictions.
  • In times when the bus is operating, additional cleaning costs will apply to ensure this service is COVIDSafe. 

You are eligible if your community group/organisation is:

  • non-profit
  • based in Cardinia Shire
  • able to demonstrate you are providing services which directly and significantly benefit the whole community or a specific target group in Cardinia Shire.


  • Priority is given to those who are disadvantaged geographically, physically, socially or economically.
  • The bus is not to be used for private, commercial or profit-making purposes.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a eject any booking.
  • $8 per hour (including GST) - extra charge of 60 cents per kilometre for any journey over 400 kilometres.
  • +$55 for a mandatory COVID-19 weekday clean OR $110 for a weekend clean
  • A valid copy of the nominated bus driver's licence.
  • Transport Safety Victoria's certification or evidence that registration has been applied for.
  • Copy of public liability insurance.
  • A COVIDSafe plan from your organisation

Please note: for new applications, bookings should be made at least four weeks in advance. This is to allow processing of bus certification applications through Safety Victoria, which is beyond our control.

To request to book the bus please email mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au or call 1300 787 624 and let us know:  

  • your community organisation’s name
  • name of contact person
  • contact person’s phone number and email address
  • dates/times you want to book the bus.

We will get back to you to confirm availability and provide you with the forms to complete to finalise the booking.

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