Our College

Bus Service

TERM 4, 2021

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

Update to Bus 7 Route

Due to current traffic and border delays, Bus 7 will meet and drop off students at the intersection of Bay Street and Dixon Street and will be reviewed regularly.

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 Roll Call 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.

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

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.

Bus Passes

Discounted Term Bus Passes are available for one student, or a family, and can be purchased as a once daily, or twice daily pass. Term Bus Passes must be purchased via the Bus Pass Payment link.

Please note that students who purchase Term Bus Passes will not be issued with a physical card, but are recorded digitally and checked by the driver.

10-Trip Flexipasses

A 10-trip Flexipass costs $80.00 and is available for students who wish to utilise a particular bus service infrequently. Flexipasses must also be purchased through the bus payment link above, or on the online Payment Portal via the Bus Pass button. You will find Flexipasses listed as the last option under each of our bus service routes. Once purchased, Flexipass cards must be collected from Main Reception.

    • Passes to and from Varsity Lakes station are free of charge.
    • Our bus service may only be used by students who have purchased a Term Bus Pass or a Flexi Card for a scheduled bus service.

    You can order bus passes via the button at the top of the page.

    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.


    Please find emergency contact numbers for our bus drivers. Please not for road safety a text message is the best way to communicate to our drivers. You will find the bus number under each bus route.

    Bus Route 1

    Chinderah, Tweed Heads West, Tugun, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads

    Contact Number: 0430857949



    Bus Route 2

    Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Tallebudgera

    Contact Number: 0417637853



    Bus Route 3

    Tallai, Mudgeeraba, Bonogin, Observatory, Reedy Creek

    Contact Number: 0417821402



    Bus Route 4

    Clear Island Waters, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Varsity, Varsity Station

    Contact Number: 0417637783



    Bus Route 5

    Arundel, Southport, Ashmore, Bundall, Benowa, Carrara, Merrimac, Robina Town Centre

    Contact Number: 0417637926



    Bus Route 6

    Pacific Pines, Arundel, Nerang, Highland Park, Worongary, Mudgeeraba, Somerset, Reedy Creek

    Contact Number: 0438164857



    Bus Route 7

    Kingscliff Express

    Contact Number: 0417107291