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. Included in our fleet is the very first electric school bus in Australia.     

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 free trips to and from Varsity Lakes Train Station and the College.

Our Bus Services uses 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.

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

Bus Booking Procedures

EXISTING BUS USERS

You are no longer required to complete a new application each term, as your bookings will be rolled over each term using the booking travel pattern of the second to last week of each term. If your circumstances change, please notify Bus Services at buses@hillcrest.qld.edu.au to update your child/ren's profile. Each term your account will be charged and an alert will be sent through RollCall. Payment can be made via Rollcall.  

NEW BUS USERS

Please use the link provided to register for our bus services. Below are the steps for registering for Bus Travel.
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.

  1. Fill out the "Bus Signup Form" (new users only) and select the bus route and service you require.
  2. Once we receive 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.
  3. Create a parent/carer account. It is here you will be able to manage your account, make bookings, mark absences when necessary and make payments. You will also be able to add a secondary parent/carer.  
  4. Once your application has been processed, the bus driver of your chosen bus route will contact you regarding the best pick-up/drop-off locations and times, alternatively, you are welcome to email buses@hillcrest.qld.edu.au or text the respective Bus Driver.
BUS PASSES 2023
  • Student AM/PM Term pass $210 per term (5 trips per week.) [*Family Pass total $420]
  • Student Unlimited Term pass $315 per term [*$630 Family pass]
  • Casual Bus Travel PAYG $9 per trip       
Cards

Hillcrest provides all students who use the bus system an initial travel card free of charge in Term 1. Prep to Year 4 bus travelling students will need to use the link below to request a new student card free of charge at the start of the year.

Any replacement cards thereafter for any student will then need to be requested using the same link below and will be charged at $8 per card.

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, Worongary, Highland Park)
    • Contact Number: 0438164857
  7. Bus Route 7 - (Kingscliff (express), Casuarina Beach, South Tweed Heads, Banora Point)
    • Contact Number: 0417107291
  8. Bus Route 8 - (Runaway Bay, Hope Island, Helensvale, Pacific Pines and Arundel)
    Contact Number: 043 9719 174