Marist-Sion College students travel to and from School via a range of services.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
In the interest of student safety, all student drop-offs and pick-ups before and after school must occur via the Marist-Sion carpark. The carpark entrance is located on Lilley’s Road.
- Students may be dropped off between 8:45am and 9:00am
- Students may be collected from 3.20pm
- Please pull all the way forward to the front of the line to keep traffic flowing. This allows us to get as many cars off Lilley’s Road as possible
- Please exit to the passenger side of the car if possible. Please say your goodbyes, give last minute reminders, hugs etc. prior to drop off
- Please drive slowly and adhere to the speed limits
Thank you for your cooperation and support in these matters of student safety.
Note: Buses collect students from the bus loop located at the Burke Street entrance of the College.
Marist-Sion College offers four private buses servicing Thorpdale/Trafalgar; Neerim South (Jindivick); Bunyip and Maryknoll areas. Please note that these are paid services that operate independently of the Government and PTV bus services.
For full route details, please email the Bus Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2023 annual bus service registration fee of *$550 per student, will allow for unlimited travel on one of the College bus services. *The annual bus service registration fee is reviewed annually.
Students travelling on a Private Bus who resides more than 4.8km from the nearest nominated school may be eligible for Private Bus Travel Conveyance Allowance. *Please refer to Conveyance Allowance information.
To register your interest for the College bus service, please complete and return Form 1: Application for Permission to Travel – School Students
Many students have access to travel to and from Marist-Sion College via Public Transport (PTV). The College has a role to support PTV as it needs to monitor all students travelling on buses for emergency management purposes.
Please note that bus routes are set up by the Department of Transport Victoria and cannot be altered.
For further information and detailed timetables for individual routes, please visit warragulbuslines.com.au
To register your interest for the Drouin or Warragul Bus Networks, please complete and return Form 1: Application for Permission to Travel – School Students
Note: Priority is given to Government School Students for Government buses. Seats are subject to availability and reviewed annually. Applying for bus transport does not guarantee a seat on a Bus. We work with our Network partners to get the best outcome to you and your family. We ask that you do consider what alternative methods are available to your family should you not be allocated a seat on a Government bus.
CBD areas of Warragul
For students who reside in the CBD areas of Warragul, there are four town buses. These are a casual service operating daily. Students travelling on the town bus require a PTV School Student ID or Myki card.
For further information and detailed timetables for individual routes, please visit warragulbuslines.com.au.
Warragul train station is located a short distance from the College. There is a Bus stop right outside the train station main entrance. A Warragul Town Bus runs daily, transporting students directly to Marist-Sion College.
For further information and detailed timetables for individual routes, please contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit www.vline.com.au.
Students travelling on V/Line Services will require a PTV School Student ID card or Myki card.
Private Bus Travel
An application on behalf of a student may be submitted if the student is:
- a Victorian resident.
- school aged and enrolled (3) three or more days per week at a school; and
- attending a school/campus located outside the Melbourne metropolitan conveyance boundary
A student who meets the above requirements may be eligible if they:
- attend their nearest or designated neighbourhood government school/campus appropriate to their year level, at which admission is permissible, or
- attend their nearest appropriate non-government school/campus appropriate to their year level, at which admission is permissible, and
- reside 4.8km or more by the shortest practicable route from the campus attended
To find out more about the Conveyance Allowance Program click here.
To access the Conveyance Map click here.
To apply for Conveyance Allowance, please complete and return Form 2: Conveyance Allowance application – Private Bus travel only.
Note: Eligibility is assessed when the school completes your child’s application on the Student Conveyance Allowance System (SCAS). If approved, the conveyance allowance payable to the student/s named on this application form will be withheld by the school as a contribution towards privately procured transport services to and from school only.
To be eligible for multi-mode compensation families must be 4.8km or more from their nearest bus stop or train.
Where two modes of private transport are used (private car and private bus), the amount payable is based on the distance from the student’s residence to the school at the private bus rate.
To apply for multi-mode compensation, please complete and return Form 5: Conveyance Allowance application – multi-mode travel.