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 customer 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): $26
  • Fuel fee (per kilometre): $0.42
  • Overnight additional fee: $81.50
  • Pre-trip inspection (hires travelling outside of a 100km radius of the City of Sydney local area): $46.40
  • Cleaning fee: $93.50
  • Refuelling fee: $58.10
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation - half/full day: $26
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – 8.15am–5pm: $46.60 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – 5pm–midnight and weekends: $93.50 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (mimimum 4 hours) – public holidays: $138 an hour
  • Toll charges – full cost of tolls used throughout the hire

Category C:

  • Half-day (up to 4 hours): $93.50
  • Full day (over 4 hours): $157
  • Fuel fee (each kilometre): $0.42
  • Overnight additional fee: $81.50
  • Pre-trip inspection (hires travelling outside of a 100km radius of the City of Sydney local area): $46.60
  • Cleaning fee: $93.50
  • Refuelling fee: $58.10
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation – half day: $93.50
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation – full day: $157
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – 8.15am–5pm: $46.60 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – 5pm–midnight and weekends: $93.50 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – public holidays: $138 an hour
  • Toll charges – full cost of tolls used throughout the hire

Contacts

Community Transport Office
02 8019 6918

Last updated: Monday, 17 September 2018