New information for 2020 has just been released for students who travel on buses.
Bus Changes - Department of State Growth
The Department of State Growth wishes to notify schools of changes to general access bus services to take effect in the North of the state from 19 January 2020. Students using these services will therefore be affected from the start of the 2020 school year.
Under the changes, some school routes will be combined or removed which may impact the timing of services and mean that students need to change buses in the Launceston CBD. There are also some changes to the numbering of bus services, as well as some changes to where services drop off and depart in the Launceston CBD.
New bus timetables and more information about the CBD stop changes will become available at www.transport.tas.gov.au throughout the month of December, 2019.
Specifically the changes may affect:
Students living in Beauty Point, Beaconsfield, Exeter, Legana, Rowella, Riverside that use Manions’ Coaches:
Students living in Scottsdale, Bridport, Lilydale that use Saintys North East Bus Service:
Students living in Cressy, Longford and Perth that use Tassielink services:
Students living in George Town and Low Head that use Lees Coaches (East Tamar bus lines):
Students living in St Helens, St Marys and Avoca that use Calows Coaches:
Students should always check if there is a contracted school bus services which they can access to travel to school.
Student only services
Please be aware there are also some upcoming changes to non-Metro contracted school services. Notification of these changes will be via a separate process which will be communicated directly to schools.
Unfortunately there is no dedicated student car parking at LC.
We recommend bus transport wherever possible, with the closest and cheapest car park being the Bathurst Street car park opposite the Brisbane Street campus entrance, known as the “purple arches”. Parking here costs $3 for a full day.