Code of conduct for school children travelling on buses - Queensland

Service summary

Scope of this legislative Instrument:


The purpose of this document is to provide a framework to assist bus operators in the management of situations where students behave inappropriately on buses and encourage and support appropriate behaviour on school buses.


It also outlines:

  • the roles, rights and responsibilities of students, parents/carers, bus drivers, bus operators, conveyance committees (where kilometre-based school bus services operate), school principals and Queensland Transport in contributing to safe and enjoyable travel
  • the framework which identifies categories of misbehaviour
  • situations where bus operators may refuse travel in response to breaches of the Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct applies to all primary and secondary school students in Queensland who use buses either to travel to and from school or for other school-related activities, for example school sports, excursions and camps.


Please consult the Agency Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Public Transport Division

Act(s) name

Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Regulation 2005 (Queensland)

Contact details

School Transport Liaison Officer
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Public Transport Division


13 23 80

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