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Community Bus

Council owns a 26 seat (24 plus the driver, plus a wheelchair) Toyota Bus which is available for hire by persons in our Council District.

The passenger number has been limited to 16 persons – no use of the middle/central row of seats on the bus to enable social distancing.

Bus Hire Fees for the 2020/2021 Financial Year:

Category of Hirer


Category A – within the district

No Charge

Category A – outside of district

$1.00 per km

Category B

$1.25 per km

Category C

$1.50 per km

Cleaning Charge (Per Hour)


Category A – Rates for groups servicing frail older people and people with a disability and the aged (at least 80% of the members must be over 65 yrs)

Category B – Rates for local users providing a community service (includes most sporting bodies)

Category C – Rates for other local users (includes individuals regardless of their age)

(Fuel is included in the hire charge).

Council has a list of approved volunteer drivers.

To become a volunteer driver, application forms are available at the Council Office, Mortlock Street, Tumby Bay.

Bookings can be made by completing the booking form Policy 3.02 Community Bus Hire Application(26 kb) and emailing to or by phoning the Council Office on 8688 2101.