Our College

Bus Service

Hillcrest offers an extensive bus service for students travelling to and from our College each day. We have our own fleet of modern, air-conditioned buses which are all equipped with three-point seat belts and installed with event cameras for safety along with Rollcall App service.

Our bus routes travel South to Casuarina Beach in Northern NSW, West to the Gold Coast Hinterland, and North as far as Runaway Bay. We also provide trips to and from the Varsity Lakes Train Station.

Please refer to the QLD and NSW government websites for the latest travel restrictions and conditions.

Bus Booking Procedures for 2022

EXISTING BUS USERS

You are no longer required to complete a new application each term. The process only requires you to make payment via Rollcall at the beginning of the term. Your traveling students will be marked as paid. Travel will continue as usual.

Casual bus travel is paid as a (PAYG) pay as you go basis.

NEW BUS USERS

After you have submitted the application form one of our bus drivers will contact you regarding the best pick-up/drop-off locations and times.

  1. Before applying you must read with your travelling children the ‘BUS USER CODE OF CONDUCT’ contained in the College Bus Service Booklet and agree to the conditions.
  2. Fill out the "Bus Signup Form" (new users only) and select the bus route and service you require.
  3. Once our office receives your application you will receive an email from Rollcall inviting you to load the Rollcall application onto your device. The email also contains useful instructional videos.
  4. Create a parent/carer account and pay via Rollcall.

From the Rollcall app you can set pick up and drop off locations, a secondary carer as well as make your bus payment. Bus payments need to be made prior to using the buses.

  • Single Student Unlimited Term Pass $300 per term
  • Family Student Unlimited Term Pass $600 per term (all students within the family are eligible)
  • Casual Bus Travel PAYG $8 per trip

View or download the College Bus Service Booklet for further information or to view frequently asked questions.

Bus Routes

We have seven bus routes which are shown in the maps below and indicate major stops, as well as the approximate times for these stops. Each route has an AM and a PM map as they can be slightly different. Our routes are subject to some infrequent changes which will be communicated to parents.

    1. Bus Route 1 - (Burleigh, Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun & Tweed Heads)
      • Contact Number: 0430857949
    2. Bus Route 2 - (Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Tallebudgera)
      • Contact Number: 0417637853
    3. Bus Route 3 - (Reedy Creek, The Observatory, Bonogin, Tallai, Worongary & Gilston)
      • Contact Number: 0417821402
    4. Bus Route 4 - (Robina, Mermaid Waters, Burleigh Waters, Miami & Varsity Lakes)
      • Contact Number: 0417637783
    5. Bus Route 5 - (Carrara, Southport, Benowa, Biggera Waters, Runaway Bay & Robina Town Centre)
      • Contact Number: 0417637926
    6. Bus Route 6 - (Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Arundel & Pacific Pines)
      • Contact Number: 0438164857
    7. Bus Route 7 - (Kingscliff (express), Cassuarina Beach South Tweed Heads & Banora Point)
      • Contact Number: 0417107291
    FREE Varsity Lakes Station SERVICE

    The College offers a free service to and from Varsity Lakes Train Station and the College. It is essential to register via Rollcall for this service which enables notifications when students get on and off buses.

    Rollcall for Bus Users

    The College is excited to introduce the RollCall School bus management system. RollCall keeps parents and the College informed and alerted about children’s intended and actual bus trips with real-time tracking. The system uses ‘smart tags/cards’ with advanced device-bus tracking technology to give parents and the College full visibility of students travelling on our buses.


    Rollcall App

    Families purchase their bus pass and indicate their pickup, drop-off point and days per week.

    Parents will receive a welcome email from RollCall (to your College registered email address), explaining how to download the App (with parent portal). The RollCall parent portal will allow you to manage several aspects of your children’s bus travel. Some of the functions that you will have include:

    • Live tracking of the College bus on its route
    • Notifications of your children’s movements on and off the bus
    • Ability to notify the driver if your child is not getting on the bus
    • Daily bus route or stop changes
    • Set up and management of student secondary carers access to the App
    Cards

    Hillcrest provide all students who use the bus system an initial travel card free of charge. Any lost cards will then be charged at $7 per card.