Community minibus for hire

Minibuses available for hire

Council has 3 minibuses available for local community organisations to hire for activities and programs that directly benefit Moreland residents.

Buses are available for day, evening and weekend bookings.

One bus includes a wheelchair hoist.

Who can hire a minibus?

To be eligible to hire a community minibus, an organisation must:

  • be an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation operating in Moreland
  • be registered as a bus operator with Transport Safety Victoria
  • nominate a driver with a full licence who is over 21 years of age, and
  • have its own public liability insurance policy.

The buses are allocated to eligible organisations according to the needs of priority groups, including frail older people, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and young people.

Council does not provide buses for personal use or for social and recreational activities for private parties or individuals.

Council reserves the right to refuse any group that does not meet or adhere to the guidelines and conditions of use.

Conditions of use

When you hire a community minibus, you can only use it within the Melbourne metropolitan area.

You are responsible for hire and fuel costs, and need to return the bus to Council on time, with a full tank of fuel and cleaned.

Council is committed to ensuring the safety of the community and requires all bus operators to be registered and to operate a bus service subject to conditions under the Bus Safety Act 2009 and Bus Safety Regulations 2010. All groups must be registered with Transport Safety Victoria prior to using a community bus. The Transport Safety Victoria website has more information on the safety obligations of registered bus operators and how to apply.

Minibus hire fees

Community minibuses are available for hire, subject to availability, on a daily basis. There are no discounts and fees include GST.

Hire time Fee
Up to 4 hours $40.60
Up to 8 hours $66.30
More than 8 hours $96.00

Further charges may apply if a bus is returned dirty, late or without fuel, and for late cancellation or failing to pick up the bus.

How to hire a minibus

You can check whether a minibus is available and make a booking request online.

8-seater bus, with hoist

This bus can hold 8 people, including the driver. This vehicle is fitted with a hoist to transport a person in a wheelchair.

Find out when this community bus is available and make a booking request.

12-seater bus

This bus can hold 12 people, including the driver.

Find out when this community bus is available and make a booking request.

12-seater bus

The bus can hold 12 people, including the driver.

Find out when this community bus is available and make a booking request.

At the end of the process you are emailed an automated booking request number.

Council will contact you separately to discuss your booking request.

Once Council accepts your booking request, you will be required to download, complete and send in the Community Bus Agreement (DOC 152Kb).

Council requires copies of the group's public liability insurance, the bus operator registration certificate and a copy of the driver's drivers licence to confirm your booking. The hire fees must be paid for your booking.