The College campus is well serviced by direct bus travel from across the region including:
- The City (Newcastle, Hamilton)
- The West (Wallsend, Jesmond, Rankin Park)
- The South (Belmont, Charlestown)
- The Lake (Wangi Wangi, Toronto, Eleebana, Valentine, Warners Bay, Speers Point)
- The Lower Hunter (Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Hexham)
Bus operators servicing Macquarie College are as follows:
Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Servicing Newcastle, Eleebana, Charlestown, Valentine, Warners Bay and Belmont
Contact Number: 131 500
Hunter Valley Buses
Office Hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Region 2: Servicing Singleton, Maitland, Raymond Terrace and Newcastle. Depots are located at Singleton and Thornton.
Region 2 Contact Number: 4935 7200
Region 4: Servicing Barnsley, Minmi, Edgeworth, Toronto, and Morisset. Depots are located at Edgeworth and Morisset.
Region 4 Contact Number:4958 2057
Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Contact Number: 4990 1699
The SSTS (School Student Transport Scheme) provides subsidised travel for eligible school students on rail, bus, ferry and long distance coaches. This can only be used for travel between home and school and does not extend to activities such as school excursions, attendance at pre-schools, mini schools, before and after school care or child minding premises. A subsidy is also available for transport to and from school in private vehicles in areas where there is no public transport. Additional information about SSTS and the Codes of Conduct is available at http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/ and http://www.cityrail.nsw.gov.au/.
Apply online for a travel pass now Click Here
2020 SSTS Applications – Information Update Click Here
Transport for NSW manages the scheme through its regional offices. Transport operators issue passes to eligible students, and schools liaise with transport providers. A new bus application form (available from our Student Services office) must be completed when a student:
- enrols at the college for the first time
- changes name and/or address
- applies for an additional travel pass in a joint/dual shared parental responsibility situation
- repeats a year
For School timetables and maps for Macquarie College students, Click Here
Alternatively, you can contact the bus operator directly, give them your address and they will inform you of the closest bus stop for your child.
If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact the Macquarie College office on (02) 4954 6222.