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School Bus Upgrade Scheme (SchoolBUS)

Assistance available for upgrading school buses

The Queensland Government provides funding to eligible school bus delivery partners to assist with the purchase of new buses or buses that are less than 5 years old. The objective of the scheme is to help accelerate the introduction of rollover-compliant buses into the Queensland school bus fleet.

Before the 2019–20 financial year, the Department of Transport and Main Roads conducted a comprehensive review of the current funding caps associated to the SchoolBUS program. The findings of this review resulted in increases across all funding categories NC2 – NC5, which became effective from 1 July 2019. 

For more information about SchoolBUS funding caps and other changes to the scheme please refer to the SchoolBUS Guidelines and Conditions 16A/2019 and SchoolBUS Guidelines and Conditions 16B/2019

In 2020/21 SchoolBUS funding is available to replace eligible buses being used on kilometric and fares-based routes for which the delivery partner holds a Prescribed School Service Contract. Details about the financial assistance eligibility guidelines are contained in school transport information statements. Maps of the notified roads and defined urban areas are also available. To download these documents, select from the following links:

Contact us for further information on School Bus Upgrade Scheme and Steep Bus Upgrade Scheme.

Last updated
30 October 2019