IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL COUNTRY BUS TRAVELLERS IN 2020

NEW 2020 SBP Country Bus Travel Applications:

 

Applications for new 2020 travel has now opened online via School Bus Management System (SBMS) – please go to schoolbusapplication.ptv.vic.gov.au.  If you have a student requiring new travel, please apply via SBMS using your existing family account, or create a new account.  Quick reference guides are available from your school to assist you with the process.

  • New families will need to create a new account in SBMS; add the new student/s and then apply for new travel on their behalf.

  • SBMS will conduct a main churn in the second week of December when it will assess new applications for travel and if approved, allocate a bus stop and route to the application. 

  • A travel offer will then be made approximately mid-December, 2019.  IT IS IMPERATIVE that families ACCEPT the offer in their SBMS account in order to secure their seat for 2020.  Alternatively, if your student/s no longer requires travel, please decline the offer to advise your school immediately, so the seat can be allocated to another student.

 

EXISTING 2019 TRAVELLERS:

 

Existing families will already have a family account in SBMS.  If you do not know your login details, please contact PTV’s Customer Help Line on 1800 800 007.

 

SBMS will conduct a main churn in the second week of December.  In accordance with the Department’s School Bus Program policy, a student who moves schools/school campus/residence, and who still requires country bus travel, must apply for new travel and be assessed against the policy’s eligibility criteria.  The following students will automatically be exited on the basis that they have finished their education and/or will be expected to move to a new school/campus:

 

  • Year 12 students

  • Year 10 students who completed their education at a junior government school ie Crusoe College, Eaglehawk Secondary College etc moving to Bendigo Senior Secondary College

  • Year 9 students who attended the junior campus of Catherine McAuley College – Coolock ie moving to the St Mary’s campus in Bendigo

  • Grade 6 students who completed their education at a primary school

 

All remaining existing travellers will receive a 2020 travel offer approximately mid-December, 2019.  IT IS IMPERATIVE that families ACCEPT the offer in their SBMS account in order to retain their seat for 2020.  Alternatively, if your student/s no longer requires travel, please decline the offer to advise your school immediately, so the seat can be allocated to another student.

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ORIENTATION/TRANSITION DAYS & HEADSTART/KICKSTART WEEK:

 

If you have a student requiring country bus travel for the purpose of Orientation/Transition Days or Headstart/Kickstart week, please note that you cannot apply for travel via SBMS.  This must be done using a hardcopy Adhoc Travel application form which you can obtain from your school.  Please complete this form and submit it via your school AT LEAST ONE WEEK before the expected travel date/s to allow enough time for it to be processed and a bus pass provided to you.

 

Unauthorised travel on a country bus is not permitted and travel refusal may result in a family member being required to collect their student.

 

For assistance with SBMS travel, please contact 1800 800 007.

 

For assistance with Adhoc Travel, please contact your school.

Josie Caruso

Bendigo SBP Administrator

Bendigo School Bus Network Office

Email: buscoord@bse.vic.edu.au

Telephone: 4433 4317

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