More school bus services for outer suburbs


The state government is rolling out new bus services across Melbourne’s outer suburbs for the school year to support the surging number of students in growth corridors.

Public and Active Transport Minister Gabrielle Williams announced the $25 million investment from the Victorian Budget to introduce, modify and extend school bus services across the state on January 24.

“Through Victoria’s Bus Plan we’re delivering a modern bus network that encourages more people to take the bus,” she said.

In Melbourne’s west, students at Springside West Secondary College will benefit from an extra Aintree – Springside West SC service, while the new Yarrabing Secondary College will receive a return service for students living in Thornhill Park and Rockbank.

Six new dedicated services will support the new Bemin Secondary College in Truganina, linking students based in Williams Landing, Truganina and Hoppers Crossing.

The start of Term 1 also sees a new morning and afternoon service introduced for students from South Werribee and Wyndham Vale attending Walcom Ngarrwa Secondary College in Werribee – another new school opening its doors in 2024.

The extra services are part of a wider update of Wyndham’s school bus network to ensure resources reach areas where demand is high and to reduce duplication.

The extra services will be introduced from the first day of Term one on Tuesday, January 30.