Community group bus hire

Stonnington community groups who are incorporated and meet the eligibility criteria as per the Community Transport Principles of Service can hire minibuses or book a large bus with a driver for short-term or regular bookings at a subsidised cost.

We also run a community transport program, providing transport assistance to events and popular locations in the city.

A self-drive (12 seat) bus is available for hire by eligible not-for-profit community groups.

Day trip hire

Stonnington Community groups can hire a 17-passenger bus with driver for a Day Trip outing. The Day Trip service is very popular, and access is limited. Most bookings require advance booking up to 12 months ahead.

This service operates 9.00am to 4.00pm only on Mondays and Thursdays.


  • day trip buses have capacity for 17 passengers
  • wheelchair access
  • mobility aids accepted.

Children are welcome; however, buses are not fitted with child seating equipment. Children must use an adult seat. They are not permitted to sit on a passenger's lap.

Self-drive bus hire


  • perfect for small Stonnington groups needing short-term hire
  • options for evening and weekend trips
  • buses can be driven a maximum of 150km from Stonnington
  • buses have capacity for 11 and 12 passengers including driver
  • most buses are fitted with wheelchair hoists.

Regular weekly bus service

Our regular transport service is for community groups requiring transport to and from their weekly programs. The service provides pick up with the option for same day return, and we supply a driver.

Hire applications for the regular weekly service can be submitted anytime during the year.


  • Bus or minibus available, depending on your group requirements
  • Fitted handrail and steps for easy access, wheelchair access on some busses
  • Driver is included.

Please carefully read Regular Service Users Responsibility of hire on the application form.

How it works

Before applying, we also recommend you to refer to Community Transport Principles of Service to identify if you are eligible to apply for these services.

To apply, fill out the relevant hire form:

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions of hire on the application form before submitting.

To submit, you can email it to Alternatively, you can submit it at our service centre at 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Once an application is approved we will:

  • provide you with an invoice on the day with payment options
  • provide details of the bus pick up location
  • provide a brief bus orientation.

For further information please contact us on 03 8290 3349 during office hours.