Hire the community bus


  • 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.
  • Available for Cardinia Shire based community groups to hire.
  • Contact us to make a booking request.

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.

Other hire conditions include:

  • priority given to hirers with accessible needs, geographically, socially or economically disadvantaged
  • no use for private, commercial or profit-making purposes
  • Council reserve the right to refuse a booking.
  • $9.50 per hour (including GST) - extra charge of 60 cents per kilometre for any journey over 400 kilometres.
  • valid copy of the nominated driver's licence
  • Transport Safety Victoria's certification or evidence that registration has been applied for (if required)
  • copy of public liability insurance (minimum $20 million)


To request to book the bus please email connectedcommunities@cardinia.vic.gov.au or call 5943 4100 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.