School Bus Upgrade Scheme SchoolBUS

At a glance


Provides school bus operators in Queensland with funding to upgrade or purchase new buses.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be an eligible school bus operator
  • hold a Prescribed School Service Contract for your routes.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications may be made at any time.



If you’re an eligible school bus operator, funding can help you to buy:

  • new buses
  • buses that are less than 5 years old.

What support or funding is available?

In 2017/18, funding is available to replace eligible buses on:

  • kilometric routes
  • fares-based routes.

Who can apply?

You must be an eligible operator and hold a Prescribed School Service Contract for your routes.

Find out more about who can apply at SchoolBUS Information Statements.

How do I apply?

To apply, complete the application form for School Bus Funding.

More information

To find out more and to apply, visit the SchoolBUS website or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

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