Community Bus Hire

Council offers affordable bus hire for local not-for-profit community organisations.

If you are a local non-profit community organisation, community group or a community member, you can hire any of our 10, 11, 12 and 19-seater buses. These can be used for activities and programs that directly benefit Hume City Council community.

Buses are available with a wheelchair hoist.

Who can hire a community bus?

To be eligible to hire a bus, an organisation must:

  • be an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation or community member operating or residing in Hume
  • nominate a driver with a full Victorian drivers’ licence who is over 21 years of age
  • nominated driver must hold an endorsed licence to drive the 19-seater bus.

Buses are hired out based on the needs of priority groups.

Conditions of use
  • Community buses must only be used in Victoria.
  • You are responsible for hire and fuel costs and need to return the bus to Council on time, with a full tank of fuel and cleaned.

Community bus hire fees
Bond Per booking $206
Daily hire rate Priority Group one (does not include a driver) Per day $82.40
Daily hire rate Priority Group two (does not include a driver)  Per day $123.60
Cancellation fee  Per day $82.40/$123.60
Penalty for unclean vehicle  Per vehicle $206
Penalty for late return of vehicle Extra day hire $82.40/$123.60

Please note: Hire charges include GST and are subject to change without notice. 

Further charges may apply if a bus is returned dirty, late or without fuel, and for late cancellation or failing to pick up the bus.

Availability

Learn more about bus availability and Priority Groups by submitting an enquiry to Community Support Services via email to communitysupportservices@hume.vic.gov.au 

Booking requirements
  1. Council will then contact you to discuss your booking request.
  2. Once Council accepts your booking, an invoice will be emailed to you, and you need to complete and return the bus agreement. 
  3. The hire fees must also be paid for your booking before the bus is picked up.

Self-Driven Community Groups 

Per Hour 

                            36.35 

  

Bond 

  

                          530.45  

  

Hire Rate Plus Petrol (Per 24 Hours) 

Per Day 

289.00 

  

Hire Rate Per Day (7Am - Midnight) 

Per Day 

                          240.20  

  

Cancellation Fee 

Per Day 

87.90 

  

Weekend (5.00Pm Fri To Midnight Sunday) 

Per weekend 

633.50 

  

Penalty for Unclean Vehicle. 

Per vehicle 

                          200.00  

  

Penalty for Late Return Of Vehicle. 

Extra Day Hire 

                          248.00

Self-Driven Community Groups 

Per Hour 

                            36.35 

  

Bond 

  

                          530.45  

  

Hire Rate Plus Petrol (Per 24 Hours) 

Per Day 

289.00 

  

Hire Rate Per Day (7Am - Midnight) 

Per Day 

                          240.20  

  

Cancellation Fee 

Per Day 

87.90 

  

Weekend (5.00Pm Fri To Midnight Sunday) 

Per weekend 

633.50 

  

Penalty for Unclean Vehicle. 

Per vehicle 

                          200.00  

  

Penalty for Late Return Of Vehicle. 

Extra Day Hire 

                          248.00