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IPC Northern Beaches Bus

This coach is a private service for Ignatius Park College students who travel to and from the northern areas. Please find attached the timetable for the recommended bus route, which will commence in January 2024.

The College offers three options for bus usage on the private service, which include: 

  • Full-Time Travel | $300.00 per term | Invoiced separately to Parent / Carer
  • Part-Time Travel | $195.00 | Per Term (up to 50 fares) Invoiced separately to Parent / Carer
  • Casual Travel | $5.00 | Charged per ticket purchased

To register your interest, Please complete the Bus form at the bottom of the page:

Should you wish to register for this bus service during the year, please contact the College at 

Other Bus Services - Sunbus

All other bus services are provided by Sunbus. Please click here to visit the Sunbus website for routes. 

School Bus Pass

To apply for a school bus pass, please go to the following online application form:

If you have any queries regarding the application, please contact the Sunbus School Administrator via:

Phone: 07 4771 9802

You will receive notification via email/phone of the outcome of your application within a 1-2 week of submission. In the interim of receiving the bus pass/es, the student/s is to purchase a single/daily/weekly ticket from the driver using cash only.

Student Travel Rebates

Student travel rebate applications are only open in May for Semester 1 and October for Semester 2. Please visit to check if you are eligible. 

Bus Fare Assistance

To qualify for Bus Fare Assistance, you must answer "Yes" to all of the questions below. (Extra funding may be available to you if you think you may be eligible for Students With Disability.)

Does your family spend in bus/ferry fares than the threshold? We pay you some of the amounts you spend above the threshold.

The weekly thresholds are:

  • Semester 1 2024 (January to June 2024 travel) - $35 per family (or $25 per concession family).
  • Semester 2 2024 (July to December 2024 travel) - $25 per family (or $15 per concession family)

Does your student attend a non-state school that is outside the Brisbane City Council boundary?

Does your student live more than 3.2km for Primary or 4.8km for Secondary from their school (except if you are a concession card holder)?

Are you a Queensland resident?

Does your student travel on a publicly available bus or ferry (NOT owned, leased or chartered by a school or a body associated with a school)?

Other criteria as outlined in our Bus Fare Assistance Program (BFAP) Guidelines.

Students with disability:

Visit the website to see if you qualify for our financial assistance to help with the cost of transport and apply at  here at School transport May 1-31st (for travel from January to June) and October 1-31st (for travel from July to December)

Bus Travel Advice 2024

Bus Travel Advice 2024

This form is to be completed to advise the College that a student will be catching a public bus to and/or from school.
Bus travel to school (If Applicable)
Which Days traveling on the bus to school (If applicable)
Bus travel home (if applicable):
Which Days traveling on the bus home (If applicable)
Reason for travelling somewhere other then home address stated above?
Bus travel somewhere other than home
Which days traveling somewhere other than home address stated above

College Private Bus Service | Northern Suburbs

Expression of Interest

Parents are to ensure that their child/ren understands bus safety issues, including wearing seatbelts and appropriate behaviour at all times. Please see the list of Bus Stops above. Upon your Expression of Interest, you will be sent a Use Agreement/Behavioural Agreement for signing.
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P: (07) 4796 0222

F: (07) 4796 0200

384 Ross River Road,
Cranbrook, Townsville
Queensland, 4814

Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.