Hire a community bus

Our community bus hire scheme is available to not-for-profit community groups and organisations that provide services of benefit either to the entire local community or a specific target group.

Our buses are available for hire 7 days per week on either a half or full-day basis for permanent or casual bookings.
At least $27.50 for a full day, plus fuel (charged per kilometre) and other additional fees.

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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. For more information, refer to the community bus scheme procedure or telephone 02 8019 6918.

Category B fees and charges

Applicable to non-profit, community based organisations or groups targeting priority groups and community needs issues who are directly benefiting residents of the City of Sydney local government area.

  • Full day (up to and over 4 hours): $27.50
  • Fuel fee (per kilometre): $0.44
  • Overnight additional fee: $86.50
  • Cleaning fee: $98.80
  • Refuelling fee: $61.80
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation – half/full day: $27.50
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – Monday to Friday 8.15am to 5pm: $49.50 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – Monday to Friday 5pm–midnight and weekends: $98.90 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (mimimum 4 hours) – public holidays: $146.20 an hour
  • Pre-trip inspection fee (hires travelling 100km outside City of Sydney local area): $49.50
  • Toll charges – full cost of tolls used throughout the hire

Category C fees and charges

Applicable to non-profit, community based organisations or groups targeting non-priority groups or where the purpose of the trip isn’t directly benefiting City of Sydney residents.

  • Half-day (up to 4 hours): $98.90
  • Full day (over 4 hours): $165.80
  • Fuel fee (each kilometre): $0.44
  • Overnight additional fee: $86.50
  • Cleaning fee: $98.80
  • Refuelling fee: $61.80
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation – half day: $98.90
  • Failure to notify a booking cancellation – full day: $165.80
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – Monday to Friday 8.15am to 5pm: $49.50 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – Monday to Friday 5pm–midnight and weekends: $98.90 an hour
  • Bus driver fee (minimum 4 hours) – public holidays: $146.20 an hour
  • Pre-trip inspection fee (hires travelling 100km outside City of Sydney local area): $49.50
  • Toll charges – full cost of tolls used throughout the hire

See the community bus scheme procedure for full booking, fee and eligibility details.

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