St Augustine’s College has its own fleet of five modern, air-conditioned coaches.
Saints provides students with a private bus service travelling to and from co-curricular activities such as sports, excursions and camps.
BUS TRAVEL TO AND FROM SCHOOL
Bus travel to and from St Augustine's is run by Translink and Kinetic.
School Bus Application Information
Kinetic has operated Cairns school bus and public transport services on behalf of the Queensland Government since 2019, when Sunbus joined its network.
Translink has also introduced new fares and zones that came into effect last September to make travel in Cairns simpler, easier and fairer.
Information on the fare and zone changes to the urban bus network in Cairns, including the updated network map, is available on the Mytranslink app,
www.translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares or by contacting Translink’s 24/7 call centre on 13 12 30.
Apply for School Transport Assistance
Any student who is eligible for a bus pass should apply via the Translink website. As a Guide:
- Secondary school students must live more than 4.8 kms from the nearest state secondary school.
NORTHERN BEACHES/ SMITHFIELD RUN
Tickets available from Love's Buses
CATCHING THE BUS
Students should be at their stop 10 minutes before the scheduled bus arrival time.
Students go to the College bus stop after the final bell and line up for their bus.
Times may vary due to traffic conditions and routes are subject to occasional changes which will be passed on to parents.
NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE SCHEME
To be eligible for travel assistance, students must live in Queensland and attend an accredited Queensland non-state school full time.
If a parent pays more than a nominated weekly threshold in bus fares, to transport their children to non-state schools they may be eligible for travel assistance through the School Transport Assistance Scheme. For applicants who hold a Health Care Card, Pensioner’s Concession Card and Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, the weekly threshold is set at a lower rate. Total fares for all eligible students in an applicant’s family are compared to the threshold to calculate the level of assistance. It is not a “per student” threshold.
Parents should lodge applications for assistance directly online, and for more information on the nominated weekly threshold check out the QCEC website.