Dedicated OC private chartered bus service

The College offers several chartered bus services for the exclusive use of Ormiston College students, offering families the option of private bus passage for their children. There are eight bus routes servicing suburbs from Brisbane and the bayside.

Bus Tickets And Term Passes

Tickets and Term Passes may be purchased from Student Reception in the Administration Building. Please note: no purchasing is available on any buses.

Single fare ticket: $3
Term Pass: $240

We trust that families residing in the relevant areas will find these travel options convenient and avail themselves of the opportunity of private and safe bus passage for their children.

Bus Stops

All bus drivers will stop at designated bus stops along the streets listed in the schedules.

In the absence of a bus stop, drivers will also stop if a student flags down a bus. Please ensure you are looking out for the bus and you flag with plenty of notice. The bus driver will stop provided it is safe to do so for all involved.

More definite bus stops will be confirmed once routes are established and feedback is received. The College will update routes where necessary and update parents accordingly.

Parents are advised that the routes include the schedule of streets the buses are travelling; this does not necessarily mean stopping on every street unless designated bus stops are there or students flag the driver.

These private charter bus services are subsidised by the College to ensure affordability for families, and are exclusively for the use of Ormiston College students.

Updated Bus Routes for 2021

Due to the increased patronage of the Ormiston College private charter bus services, an additional bus route will operate from January 2021. With the expanded services, some revisions to all services have been made.

Update Effective Monday 8 March: In response to traffic congestion along the OC3 bus route, the OC3 timetable has been reviewed and adjusted. Please refer to the current timetable for further information.

OC1: Mount Cotton, Redland Bay, Thornlands, Cleveland

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • Route condensed to Mount Cotton, Redland Bay and Thornlands suburbs.
  • Removed Shailer Park, Loganholme, Cornubia suburbs due to low patronage (bus still has capacity to pick up students along these areas though as the depot is at Loganholme – it would be an early start and parents should notify the College of their intention prior so we can advise the bus company).
  • Route times may seem slightly longer, but this is to accommodate the expansion of these suburbs (in particular Redland Bay) and more traffic congestion.
  • Arrival into College in the AM is slightly later, to be more realistic at not getting to school too early for the Junior School students.
  • No new areas/streets introduced to this route.
OC2: Carindale, Gumdale, Chandler, Capalaba, Alexandra Hills

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • No major changes to this route.
  • Introduced the Scrub Road loop as bus was travelling along this road anyhow on commencement and completion of the route. This may be beneficial to some families that live off Scrub Road who were previously driving to Carindale Shopping Centre to meet the bus.
  • Route times marginally changed – slightly later AM start times - arrival into College in the AM is slightly later, to ensure arrival at school isn't too early for Junior School students.
OC3: Rochedale, Sheldon, Capalaba, Alexandra Hills

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • Route times marginally changed – slightly later AM start times - arrival into College in the AM is slightly later, to ensure arrival at school isn't too early for Junior School students.
  • Bus size upgraded from 24-seater to 39-seater.
  • New streets introduced are: Rochedale – will now travel down Arise Boulevard instead of Miles Platting Road.
OC4: Wynnum West, Wynnum, Manly, Manly West, Lota, Ransome, Birkdale

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • Route revised to include parts of Lota. Wakerley and Gumdale now on new OC8 bus – this will also affect our Mayfair Village students that were on OC4.
  • New streets introduced are: Lota - Ernest St, MacDonald St, Alexander St/Hindes St and Whites Rd.
  • Route times marginally changed – slightly later AM start times - arrival into College in the AM is slightly later, to ensure arrival at school isn't too early for Junior School students.
OC5: Victoria Point, Thornlands, Cleveland

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • Route condensed to Victoria Point, Thornlands and Cleveland suburbs – Redland Bay now on OC1.
  • New streets introduced are: Victoria Point – Intrepid Drive loop | Cleveland – Bay St, Smith St and Long St.
  • Route times marginally changed – slightly later AM start times - arrival into College in the AM is slightly later, to ensure arrival at school isn't too early for Junior School students.
OC6: Capalaba, Thorneside, Birkdale, Wellington Point

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • No major changes to this route.
  • New streets introduced are: Thorneside - Saul St, Mooroondu Rd, Thorne Rd and Agnes St.
  • Route times marginally changed – slightly later AM start times - arrival into College in the AM is slightly later, to ensure arrival at school isn't too early for Junior School students.
OC7: Thornlands, Cleveland, Raby Bay, Ormiston

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • No major changes to this route.
  • New streets introduced are: Thornlands – Woodlands Dr, Boundary Rd and Kinross Rd.
  • No change to the route times.
OC8: Manly West, Wakerley, Gumdale, Ransome, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Alexandra Hills

Timetable and route information is available to download here.

Changes to route for 2021:

  • Includes suburbs Manly West, Wakerley, Gumdale, Ransome, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Alexandra Hills.
  • Mayfair Village and 7-eleven on Manly Rd, Manly West – students who used OC4 previously now need to use OC8.
  • New streets introduced are: Birkdale – Collingwood Rd | Wellington Point – Pitt Rd, Tulloch Dr, Riverton Dr, Spurs Dr and Nelson Rd.
  • Route is slightly shorter than OC4 even though it takes a different route in and out of College – this is to share the incoming/outgoing traffic congestion along Sturgeon St and Finucane Rd.
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