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Getting to St John’s

St John’s is located in the suburb of Forest Lake, in Brisbane’s south-west – approximately 30km from Brisbane CBD.

A range of bus services, some combined with rail transport, ensures that students can reach St John’s from all points of the compass. The College has several buses to complement chartered services.

Private Bus Service

St John’s provides a dedicated bus service to assist families by transporting children to and from the College during term time. One private St John’s branded bus provides morning and afternoon services to each of the following areas:

  • Augustine Heights Route – Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Springfield, Forest Lake and Heathwood.
  • Kenmore Route – Kenmore, Fig Tree Pocket, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Jindalee, Jamboree Heights, Sumner Road, Mt Ommaney, Riverhills and Richlands Station.
  • Oxley Route – St Lucia, Indooroopilly Train Station, Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda, Oxley,  Oxley Train Station, Inala and Pallara.

Students are supervised off the bus and into the Junior and Secondary campus grounds by duty staff. It is not recommended that students in Kindergarten to Year Two travel on the buses unless they are accompanied by a sibling in at least Year Five. This requires prior approval by the College.

Augustine Heights Route


Kenmore Route


Oxley Route



Students can purchase tickets for the College bus via the TransportMe platform. This new tap and go facility will enable families to pay for bus travel using funds loaded onto student ID cards via their online TransportMe account.  Families will now also be able to track the bus on the published bus routes via the TransportMe App.

Students who travel without their student ID card or with no credit on their card will be charged at the standard rate.

2021 Bus Fares – All St John’s RoutesStandard RatePre-purchased
Zone 1Within the Gates of Forest LakeFreeFree
Zone 2Perimeter around Forest Lake bordered by the Ipswich and Logan motorways$2.80$1.80
Zone 3All other areas$6.50$4.70

Late Bus

A late bus will depart the Secondary campus at 5.00pm after the completion of school-based activities on days when a booking has been received by 2pm. Bookings can be made via the College App. This bus will not run if a booking has not been made. For specific details regarding the route for this service, please refer to the Transport Information Booklet below.

Other Bus Services

Park Ridge Transit

  • Forestdale Bus Route 6026/6126 – Algester, Parkinson, Browns Plains and Forestdale
  • Term, weekly and single tickets for this service can be purchased directly from the bus driver, or by using a Go Card or by contacting Park Ridge Transit on 07 3802 1233 or via busqld.com.au

Westside Bus Company

  • Route 32 (AM) – Springfield, Camira, Goodna Station
  • Contact Westside Bus Company for school bus route and timetable information on 07 3288 1333 or email westside@busqld.com.au

Brisbane City Council

  • Route 463 (AM) – Goodna Station, Wacol, Ellen Grove
  • Visit Translink online or phone 13 12 30 to find the best route to and from St John’s using public transport

Transport Information Booklet

For more information, please download the Transport Information Booklet below.

Transport Information Booklet - 2021 Released Soon