St Joseph’s College is located in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges in Ferntree Gully. The College is easily accessible by public transport and a range of dedicated bus services.
Regular and reliable bus services provide transport from a number of locations in the South Eastern and Outer Eastern Suburbs to the College. Public buses and Contract school buses also service the College. These buses are provided by the Department of Education in conjunction with PTV and local bus companies.
Students can also travel by train to Ferntree Gully station and then transfer to a bus, or walk 10 minutes, directly to the College.
The College has established private bus routes with a local bus company to service areas (including Berwick, Narre Warren, Endeavour Hills and Springvale) that do not have direct public transport to Ferntree Gully. Bus routes are reviewed and modified annually to ensure the most cost-effective and convenient service for families.
The cost of St Joseph’s College private bus routes is $720 per semester per student. A full terms notice is required upon cancellation or a terms fee will be charged in lieu of notice.
A map showing the various forms of transport to and from the College, and information about the various routes, is available for download below.
The Department of Education offers different types of public transport assistance to eligible families. Some families may be eligible for a Government funded MYKI. If you live 4.8 km or more from the College by the most direct route, and St Joseph’s College is your nearest Catholic College, you may be entitled to receive this Travel Conveyance Allowance.
When applying for School Bus Travel, and prior to proceeding to the ‘Application to Travel’ section of the School Bus Management System, applicants are to complete a PTV journey planner assessment at the following location: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey Should the journey planner assessment identify that you reside within 1.6km to available public transport, you should make arrangements to access that public transport with a concessionary ticket.
For further information about transport to and from the College, please contact the College on 9758 2000.