The Community Bus is a 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa. It seats 24 people, including the driver, and is owned and operated by the Shire of Manjimup.
Whilst priority is given to the core groups, being seniors (55+), youth (under 25) and disabled groups, other community groups may hire the bus. The vehicle is available for private hire at the discretion of the Shire of Manjimup, if no commercial vehicles are available.
Bookings and key collection
Bookings can be made by contacting the Shire of Manjimup on 9771 7780 or by submitting an online query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless otherwise pre-arranged, keys to the bus must be collected from the Shire of Manjimup depot. Details of the depot are as follows:
Operating Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:00am - 4:30pm; Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm
Address: 16 Wetherell Street, Manjimup
The bus key must be returned no later than 4:00pm, Monday - Thursdays and 3:00pm, Fridays, unless by prior arrangement.
Prices are reviewed on 1 July of each year.
Please see the Fees and Charges Schedule for current prices .
Note: At the sole discretion of the Shire of Manjimup Chief Executive Officer, "Not for Profit" community groups may apply for a waiver of the bond in lieu of a letter of surety, under the following conditions:
- A written declaration of responsibility and agreement to make good any damages must be submitted at least 14 days prior to hire. Damages are to include excess costs of any claim; or
- That credit card details are provided as bond.
Conditions of Hire
Please see the Community Bus Conditions of Hire.
We understand that from time to time your bus requirements may change. In the event of a cancellation, seven (7) days notice must be given, otherwise the full hire fee will be forfeited. If the bus is rehired, a $20 administration fee may be charged and the forfeit fee will be waived. Extenuating circumstances may be taken into consideration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a special license? Yes, an LR or greater with PTD authorisation.
What do I pay for? A refundable bond, booking fee plus the per kilometre rate.
What are my hire obligations? The bus must be returned clean and be refuelled.
Do I have to wear the seatbelt? Yes, seatbelts must be worn in accordance with normal road rules, including requirements for children.
Is there air conditioning and heating? Yes, the bus is equipped with heating and air conditioning.
I don't have a driver, who can I call? No problem, the Shire of Manjimup has a list of possible drivers that you can contact.