FAQ | Popes Timboon | Bus & Coach Services
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How old do I need to be to Hire a bus?

21 years old is the minimum age.


What license do I need to drive a bus?


  • 12 Passenger Mini Bus requires a Car License only.
  • 21 Passenger Mini Bus requires a Medium Rigid License.


What is the biggest bus I can hire and drive myself?

21 Passengers + Driver is the biggest hire vehicle we offer


What size buses do we have?

12, 21, 48, 53 & 57 Seats


Can I pick up and return the bus outside of business hours?

Yes, we can accommodate this.

What qualifications do you need to drive a school bus?

All school bus drivers must have an active a valid Medium Rigid driver’s qualification, a Drivers Certificate issued by the Taxi Services Commission and a Working with Children clearance.


How do I access the school bus near my house?

All school bus services are coordinated by the School Bus Coordinator. Contact the school your children are enrolled to attend and they will organise all of the details for you.


Who do I contact regarding my child’s school bus?

The School Bus Coordinator of your school.


Why can’t the school bus stop at our driveway?

Buses need a lot more room than cars and consequently cannot just stop at any location. School bus stops must be approved by the School Bus Coordinator in collaboration with bus operator to ensure the site is safe for the passengers to be picked up and the passengers on the bus.


Do you have seatbelts?

Yes. All of our buses are fitted with Australian Standards 3 point seat belts.


Do you have seatbelts?

Yes. All of our buses are fitted with Australian Standards 3 point seat belts.


Can we play DVD’s?

Yes, we can play DVD’s, we request that you bring them with you for your trip, we do not supply DVDs.


Can we eat and drink on the coach?

We do not allow alcohol to be consumed on any of our vehicles. Food consumption is to be limited to snacks and we expect that you put your rubbish in the bin or take it away with you. Additional charges are applicable for cleaning if not adhered to.


What happens if there is a Bushfire, Flood or Weather event?

We respond to natural emergencies under the guidance of emergency services. Every effort is made to ensure your peace of mind during events out of our control.

Can I take my bike on the bus?

No, we are unable to fit bikes on the bus.


Can I take a mobility scooter on the bus?

No, we cannot take mobility scooters on the bus.