As our school community transitions to Greater Shepparton Secondary College (GSSC) next year, transport arrangements for some of our students will be different. We are committed to making these arrangements as straightforward as possible.
We continue to rely on parents, carers and families to be aware of the transport arrangements for their child for the coming school year.
From next year, all GSSC students will receive free travel during the transition phase.
Are you “in town” or “out of town”?
Different transport arrangements apply if you live “in town”, in Shepparton or Mooroopna, or if you live on a country property “out of town”.
Out of town - the School Bus Program
The School Bus Program is a school bus network used in country Victoria.
Locally, the School Bus Program is used by students who live outside of the Shepparton and Mooroopna townships, and who travel into town for school.
Students who have applied for travel using the School Bus Program will be sent a letter with their bus allocation and travel details by the end of Term 4, 2019.
For assistance with the School Bus Program, contact Melissa Kemp on 5891 2076.
In town – School Town Special Buses
Students who live in Shepparton and Mooroopna can access the School Town Special buses to travel to and from their school campus in 2020.
The Department of Transport has provided the following School Town Special bus timetables for Greater Shepparton:
If further information is required in relation to the Public Transport network, please contact the following local bus service operators:
- Dysons Bus Service (Shepparton) on 5831 2150
- Jacobsons Bus Service (Mooroopna) on 5820 3700
Alternatively, families can contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007.
Planning Your Journey - Step 1
Every primary school and the GSSC campuses of McGuire, Mooroopna and Wanganui Park are served by one or more School Bus Services, or routes.
Visit our pdf Guide to School Bus Services (29 KB) to find the School Bus Service(s) corresponding to your school. For example, students going to the GSSC Mooroopna Campus will access bus servcies A, B, C, D or E, depending on what where they live.
Planning Your Journey - Step 2
When you have identified the bus service(s) corresponding to your school, review the relevant timetable(s) to find the most convenient service stop to where you live.
Shepparton Transit Pass
Students who have applied for the Conveyance Allowance program will be issued a Shepparton Transit Pass.
This is a bus ticket to be provided to eligible students at no charge. It will be issued with the name of the student and allows free travel within the Greater Shepparton public transport network (including School Town Special buses).
Collecting your Transit Pass
Bus operator Dysons has committed to producing the transit passes and having them available for collection at GSSC campus offices from Tuesday, 21st January 2020. Please present at the campus that your student will be studying at in 2020 - McGuire, Mooroopna or Shepparton. Please note these campus offices will be open for administration purposes.
Alternatively, students can collect their Shepparton Transit Pass at their GSSC campus when they start school in the first week of Term 1. Bus operators will allow students a one-week period of grace to allow for collection of their Shepparton Transit Pass on their return to school.
Understanding the School Bus Program
The School Bus Program is an extensive school bus network that provides travel at no cost to eligible government and non-government students living in rural and regional Victoria.
From 2020, government secondary students in Shepparton who currently access the School Bus Program, along with those new to the program, will have access to free travel on school bus services during the transition period to a single site.
For more information about this program, read the School bus program for rural and regional Victoria
Understanding the Conveyance Allowance Program
The Conveyance Allowance Program provides travel assistance in the form of an allowance for eligible government and non-government students to assist with the cost of travel to school throughout rural and regional Victoria.
Government secondary students who travel on public transport to their campus of the Greater Shepparton Secondary College will have the cost of their public transport ticket covered by the Conveyance Allowance Program.
For more information about the program and eligibility, see: Financial help with student transport (conveyance allowance)
Applications for the transport program
Schools worked with families and students to submit their applications for the School Bus Program or the Conveyance Allowance Program.
The applications will support the development of plans and routes, and schools will notify families of student’s bus allocations in Term 4, 2019.
For an example of how to complete these applications, see:
- School Bus Program application form - Completed example
- Conveyance Allowance Program - Completed example
Frequently Asked Questions