Community Bus

Community

The Wollondilly Shire Council Community Bus is available for use by community groups within the Shire for a nominal fee.

The bus is provided to assist those sections of our community that are transport disadvantaged.

The Council maintains a register of authorised drivers and only drivers listed in that register are eligible to drive the bus.

To become an authorised driver of the vehicle, the driver must complete the appropriate form and present appropriate driver's licence (currently a Class LR Licence) to Council. New drivers must complete a short orientation process, this includes a familiarisation drive.

Downloads

Application Form Community Bus

Volunteer Drivers

Contact

Councils Community Projects Officer - Ageing and Disability on 4677 1100 or council@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au

You can check on the availability of the Community Bus by contacting Council's Community Projects Officer - Ageing and Disability on 4677 1100 or council@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au

The bus can be booked for use any day or night of the week. However, you will need to make arrangements for pick up of the bus on Friday afternoon, for use over the weekend.

School holiday periods are usually restricted to vacation care programs.

From 1 July 2016 a fee of $27.00 (GST inclusive) per booking within the Shire and $51.00 (GST inclusive) per booking outside of the Shire.

You may cover 300km on a round trip when you hire the bus. The bus is provided with a full tank of fuel when the user collects it from the Council depot and it must be returned with a full tank of fuel.

Council maintains a register of authorised drivers; only drivers listed in that register are eligible to have control of the vehicle at any time. To become an authorised driver of the Community Bus, you must have a minimum of a Light Rigid class drivers licence.  New drivers must complete a short orientation process, this includes:

  • Council WH&S Induction Session
  • Orientation Drive
  • Working with Children Check

 

South West Community Transport is funded under the Home and Community Care Program to provide transport for residents living within the Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly, Liverpool and Fairfield local government areas who fit the following criteria:

  • Older and frail persons with moderate, severe or profound disability
  • Younger persons with moderate, severe or profound disability
  • Carers of these people