Community bus hire

Bus hire scheme

Our community bus hire scheme is available to not-for-profit community groups and organisations that provide services of benefit either to the entire City of Sydney community or a specific target group. The buses cannot be used for private, commercial or any other profit-making purpose.

The group or organisation's nominated bus driver must be authorised by the City in the application and accreditation process before you can hire a bus. The driver needs to hold a minimal light rigid licence.

How to apply

Community groups or organisations need to be accredited by the City before a bus can be hired. You can download the community bus scheme application and the driver authorisation and accreditation forms.

Once both the community group/organisation and driver accreditation and authorisation has been granted by the City, a bus can then be booked using the booking form.

Completed forms can be lodged at one of our Neighbourhood Service Centres or you can post your form/s to:

Community Transport Coordinator
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001

Availability and fees

Our buses are available for hire 7 days per week on either a half or full-day basis for permanent or casual bookings.

Accredited community groups and organisations need to make a contribution towards the operating costs of the scheme with fees starting at $25.10 depending on the category type (see below). For more information, refer to the community bus scheme procedure or telephone 02 8019 6918.

Category B:

  • Full day (up to and over 4 hours): $25.10
  • Fuel fee (per kilometre): $0.41
  • Overnight additional fee: $79.50
  • Pre-trip inspection (hires travelling outside of a 100km radius of the City of Sydney's local area): $45.50
  • Cleaning fee: $91
  • Refuelling fee: $57.60
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation - half/full day: $25.10
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) - 8.15am-5pm: $45.50 per hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) - 5pm-12 midnight and weekends: $91 per hour
  • Bus driver fee (mimimum 4 hours) - public holidays: $143.60 per hour

Category C:

  • Half-day (up to 4 hours): $91
  • Full day (over 4 hours): $153
  • Fuel fee (per kilometre): $0.41
  • Overnight additional fee: $79.50
  • Pre-trip inspection (hires travelling outside of a 100km radius of the City of Sydney's local area): $45.50
  • Cleaning fee: $91
  • Refuelling fee: $57.60
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation - half day: $91
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation - full day: $153
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) - 8.15am-5pm: $45.50 per hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) - 5pm-12 midnight and weekends: $91 per hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) - public holidays: $143.60 per hour

Contacts

Community Transport Office
02 8019 6918

Last updated: Saturday, 1 July 2017