A message from Busways:
This term will see Busways Inspectors checking to ensure students are using their Opal cards when boarding the school bus. Students that do not present a valid Opal card will be asked to pay a fare. Failure to produce a valid Opal card or bus fare will result in the Inspector recording the student’s name.
After the school inspection the names that were recorded will be emailed to the school, with a request for the school to follow-up with the students and parents/guardians concerned.
All students need to produce a
School Opal card
Child/Youth Opal card
Or pay a fare to travel on our buses.
An Opal card is important because it is used to determine demand for bus services. If students don’t have an Opal card to tap on and off, the service will appear underutilised and may be considered for cancellation based on low passenger numbers.
For students that currently do not have an Opal card please direct them to the Opal website: www.opal.com.au/en/about-opal/opal-for-school-students/