425 Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Emerald, VIC 3782

(03) 5968 5388

Emerald Secondary College
Access to Excellence


Transport information and guidelines

Bus Information

The member of staff responsible for BUS information is Chamilla Herath. (Enable JavaScript to view protected content.)

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is currently strictly enforcing the rules and regulations regards to the students bus travel. Please be advised that only the eligible students get access to a school contracted bus free of charge. Following leaflets will help explain the School Bus Program and assist you in determining your child’s eligibility to travel on a school bus.

Bus Timetables - 2018

Please note that there are different timetables for days of different bell times.
School Bus Timetable Monday 2018

Parent Drop-off / Pick-up and Parking Zones

There are designated areas for parent parking (upwards of 40 spaces) plus also a pick up lane where parents can drop-off or collect their students from. We would ask that no drop-off or pick-up is to occur in the bus/road exit lanes (next to the angled parking). This is not only for safety reasons but also to allow a flow of traffic. The College also requests that the drive through lane be observed and parents not park or remain stationary in this as traffic, including school buses, will be blocked on the main road. Please observe the clearly marked no standing areas. Refer to the map for further information on where these areas are located.


Many of our students travel to and from school via either the public buses or the school buses. All students are required to hold and show each afternoon a valid bus pass and/or MYKI. Parents can find further information about bus travel via the college website and also via the PTV links provided. From 2017 the College no longer administers the process with bus travel – this is all done through PTV. The College has a role however to support PTV as it needs to monitor all students travelling on buses for emergency management purposes.

Bus Travel - Public Bus 695 to Emerald & Belgrave - On some days, especially Friday’s there can be an increased demand on the number of students wishing to catch this public bus in the an afternoon. Parents of students wishing to catch this public bus need to be aware that the driver is required by law to carry only a certain number of passengers. Once this limit is reached the College has no power to get more students on - and students will have to then wait for the next bus on that service (usually a 15-20 minute wait).

College Parking Map