Saturday Community Bus

About this service

The Saturday Community Bus is a bus service is driven by a dedicated team of volunteers in the northern areas of the Shire on Saturdays.

The bus travels from Hurstbridge Railway Station to Panton Hill, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Cottles Bridge and back to Hurstbridge. It is a great way to visit the St Andrews Market, or venues such as the Panton Hill Hotel, without having to worry about parking or driving.

The bus can seat up to ten passengers. Pre-bookings are not accepted.

The bus is sponsored by the St Andrews Market and supported by Nillumbik Shire Council.


By law, seatbelts must be worn by all passengers on this bus.

This means that the bus cannot transport babies and young children who require age-appropriate baby capsules or booster seats. While we regret any inconvenience this might cause families wishing to travel on the bus, we must comply with the law.

The Saturday Bus has 12 seats (including the driver) so is categorised as a private vehicle and is subject to private vehicle law. All laws that apply to seatbelt use in private vehicles, also apply to our bus. More information is available at the VicRoads website.

Current timetable

The new timetable will operate until further notice.

You can pick up a printed copy on board the Saturday Bus or at the general stores at St Andrews, Panton Hill and Smiths Gully.

You can download a copy or email or phone 9433 3723 if you would like a copy posted to you.

Total Fire Ban days

The Saturday bus and  St Andrews Market will not run on days of Total Fire Ban. Updates will be posted on the  Saturday Community Bus Facebook page.

Volunteer drivers needed

The Saturday bus is a wonderful community service that relies on a team of volunteers to keep it going. We are always keen to hear from community-minded people who would like to join our team. If you would like to become a volunteer driver, call 9433 3723 or email

Disabled access

The Saturday bus is fitted with a wheelchair hoist and is accessible for passengers with limited mobility.

Saturday bus on YouTube

There is a short film about the Saturday Bus on YouTube.