There are a number of travel alternatives for students from Geelong and the surrounding areas. This is an overview of the options available. The Bus Coordinator can provide more detailed information and assistance, once your child is enrolled.

Geelong College Buses

In addition to the public transport options available The College runs dedicated bus service. The private bus service is owned and operated by The Geelong College and is available to Geelong College students only. We provide an efficient and friendly service for our students to the Senior, Middle and Junior School Campuses.

The Geelong College buses are equipped with the BusMinder system which allows parents to live track the bus thereby making pickup and drop off time a breeze. This service also has a convenient App for mobile devices that allows parents to be notified when their child/ren has boarded the bus.

The fees are published to your family school account at the start of each term by our finance department. This service can also be used on a casual basis and the fee for this is $3 per child one way. This is also billed to the family account but in the final week of each term.

Private Bus Routes

Anglesea/Freshwater Creek/Jan Juc

Colac/Birregurra/Moriac/Ceres

Highton/Wandana Heights

Ocean Grove/Wallington/Barwon Heads/Armstrong Creek

Torquay/Waurn Ponds

Williamstown/Sanctuary Lakes/Point Cook/Werribee/Little River/Lara

Late Sports Bus

The Geelong College provides dedicated late bus services to Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads and Torquay/Anglesea on Monday and Thursday evenings and on Tues/Wed a late bus does a loop through Wallington, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Torquay. If your child/ren are permanent travellers on any of the Geelong College Private Services this is included in your bus charges, for all others there is a fee of $8 per trip per student. This will be added to your fee statement at the end of each term.

Public Transport options

GTS (Geelong Transit System)

Geelong Transit System (GTS) operates a Newtown service which runs between the city, the Middle School and the Senior School and links with other urban areas of Geelong extending to Leopold, Armstrong Creek and Lara. Specific details should be obtained directly from the relevant GTS operator (either CDC on 5240 5000 or McHarry’s on 5223 2111).

Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast Public Transport System

McHarry’s Buslines operates School bus services from the following towns located on the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast – Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, St Leonards, Clifton Springs, Leopold, Drysdale, Breamlea and Torquay. Details of particular services, times and routes should be obtained from McHarry’s Buslines at McHarrys.com.au and following the School Bus tab.

Regional/other areas

The Education Department operates bus services from Lorne, Anglesea, Anakie, Deans Marsh, Winchelsea, Cressy, Meredith, Bannockburn/Lethbridge, Aireys Inlet, Paraparap, Bambra, Bellbrae, Buckley, Ceres, Conewarre, Eastern View, Fairhaven, Freshwater Creek, Inverleigh, Little River, Lovely Banks, Maude, Modewarre, Moriac, Shelford, Staughtonvale, Stonehaven, Teesdale, Waurn Ponds and Anakie.

For more information on bus travel please contact our Bus Co-ordinator on (03) 5226 3773 or via email at sandy.goddard@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au.