Bus travel in 2021
Shepparton and Mooroopna students can access the School Town Special bus services or the School Bus Program in 2021.
School Town Special bus services operate in town and the School Bus Program provides transport from rural areas of Greater Shepparton.
GSSC students are eligible to receive free travel to and from school, during the transition to the single-campus college. Please complete the corresponding application form for the bus system your student needs to in 2021 and return the completed application to your campus office.
Applying for transport – School Town Specials
New students across all GSSC campuses (including Year 7) can apply for travel using the School Town Special bus services by accessing pdf Form 3: Conveyance Allowance Application (694 KB) .
NOTE: Students in Years 9 and 10 in 2021, who wish to travel using the public transport system, WILL need to complete a new application. Students in Years 8, 11 and 12 in 2021, who used the School Town Special bus services Public Transport in 2020, WILL NOT need to complete a new form unless there has been a change of address or circumstances.
Students who no longer require travel using the School Town Special bus services are required to advise the school to discontinue travel.
Applying for transport - School Bus Program
The School Bus Program is a school bus network used in country Victoria, servicing both primary and secondary students. 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 are currently using these services WILL NOT have to complete a new form. Details are rolled over each year. Please note, if your student details have changed (address, emergency contacts, school) a new application is required to be completed.
Students new to the School Bus Program in 2021 are required to complete an application form. Once processed, confirmation of bus allocation and details of travel are sent to families by the School Bus Program Coordinator.
NOTE: Students attending GSSC and GSSC is not the nearest school of denomination (government secondary school), fares will apply.
Please access the following application forms are specific to the School Bus Program:
- pdf Form 1 – Eligible Students (591 KB) (Blue form)
- pdf Form 2 – Fare Paying Students (674 KB) (if GSSC is not the nearest school of denomination)
Year 9 students in 2021 and Year 10 students (moving campuses from Mooroopna), will be provided updated travel details via compass from the School Bus Program Coordinator by the week ending the 4 December 2020.
Planning your journey
For new students to GSSC, or students seeking to use transport services in future, please Plan Your Journey by following Steps 1 and 2.
All GSSC students continue to receive free travel during the transition to the new, single-campus college.
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 services A, B, C, D or E, depending on 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.
NOTE: the Express Grammar Park to McGuire Campus service put in place last year will continue to operate in Term 2, with buses picking up five minutes earlier in the morning and dropping off five minutes later in the afternoon.
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 - 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.
For assistance with the School Bus Program, contact Shepparton District School Bus Program Co-ordinator Melissa Kemp on 5825 2344 or 4804 5605.
In town - School Town Specials
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 School Town Special bus timetables listed on this page 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.
Shepparton Transit Pass
Students who have applied for the Conveyance Allowance program are issued with a Shepparton Transit Pass.
This is a bus ticket provided to eligible students at no charge. It allows free travel within the Greater Shepparton public transport network (including School Town Special buses).
Applications for a Shepparton Transit Pass can be made through your GSSC Campus.
Understanding the School Bus Program
The School Bus Program is an extensive school bus network that provides travel 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)