Getting To School | Bunbury Cathedral Grammar


Getting To School

Many of our day students use local bus transport to get to and from school each day.

Students from Rural Areas and Students with Special Needs (Free Buses)

Students from rural areas and students with special needs are entitled to free bus services to and from school. These services are the responsibility of School Bus Services (SBS) and all applications for travel on these buses need to go through SBS. Forms and contact information are available on the SBS website.

Please contact the relevant SBS Office for your area:

Greater Bunbury/Capel /Donnybrook: (08) 9326 2576
Harvey: (08) 9326 2963
Collie: (08) 9326 2063
Busselton/Margaret River: (08) 9326 2784
Dunsborough: (08) 9326 2784

BCGS students travelling from Dunsborough, Yallingup and surrounds can apply for bus transport assistance from School Bus Services (SBS).  Places on this service (Bus 22) are extremely limited and students must be eligible for bus transport assistance. Currently BCGS students are approved for assistance only if there are no vacancies in their year group at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School at the time of application to SBS for bus transport assistance. Please refer to the SBS website for more information.

School Bus Services

BCGS Private School Bus Service

This service is a direct return service for BCGS students to the School with three bus stops, one in Yallingup and two in Dunsborough. Download a Registration Form. If you have any questions or would like to dicuss bus stop times, please contact the Finance Office on (08) 9722 6015. 

Other Buses (Fees applicable)

Students who live in the urban area of Greater Bunbury are serviced by TransBunbury. Students use a smart card which also serves as their School library card. Information on routes is available from the contractors. For information about these bus services, parents should contact the relevant contractor for their area in the first instance. Please read the TransBunbury information to find out how recent changes to the TransBunbury Bus network may affect you. It is important that new students planning to travel on non-TransBunbury buses to school on the first day are registered with the appropriate bus company. Contact numbers and information for day students who travel by bus are available on the Buses and Transport page.

Boarding Buses

For long weekends and at the beginning and end of terms, we provide four buses to transport boarders to and from home on our Perth, Esperance, Margaret River and Lake Grace routes. As timetables fluctuate depending upon the number of Boarders using the service, our Head of Boarding will advise Boarding parents of timetables as each long weekend or holiday approaches. Further information about routes can be acessed under our Boarding Bus page.

Guidelines for Bus Travel

The School has specific guidelines for student behaviour during bus travel to maximise the safety and comfort of other passengers. BCGS students are expected to behave in a respectful and courteous manner to the bus driver and fellow passengers at all times. Bus travel presents an opportunity for self-discipline, self-regulation and teamwork from all students. Read the Guidelines for Bus Travel for more information.