We’re hiring! Join our team as a part-time bus driver

Are you ready for a career change that lets you hit the open road? Want a part time job with great pay? Or maybe you crave a job that contributes positively to the Canberra community?

If you answered yes, then don’t miss the bus on this amazing opportunity!

Transport Canberra is looking to the future. We’re excited to welcome more electric buses to our zero-emissions fleet and eager to expand our bus services to offer passengers a more reliable, efficient and sustainable public transport system.

To achieve this, we’re looking for enthusiastic members from the community who possess excellent customer service skills, have a class (C) licence or above, and are available to work a five-day roster and a selection of weekends for a part time role.

This is also an exciting opportunity for those in Canberra’s surrounding regional areas such as Queanbeyan, Cooma and Yass. If you have a friendly attitude and enjoy driving we encourage you to apply.

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Applications are open until Sunday 18 June 2023.  Apply now on Jobs ACT.

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How do I apply to become a part time bus driver?

You must complete and submit an online application. The application period closes on Sunday 18 June 2023. Visit Jobs ACT to apply.

Do I need to attend the information sessions to be eligible to apply?

It’s not compulsory to attend the information sessions to be eligible to apply, but it’s highly recommended that you attend if possible.

Do I need to attend the 'come and try day' to be eligible to apply?

No, however the driving will count towards the assessment component of the application process, so it’s highly recommended that you attend if possible.

Who can apply?

Standard ACT Government recruitment principles apply with merit-based selection. Transport Canberra is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we understand our diversity makes us great. We encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply.

To be eligible for temporary (casual) employment with the ACT public service you must hold a valid work visa, be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.

To be eligible for permanent employment within the ACT public service you must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen with special category visa or a permanent resident.

What documents will I need to submit?
  • Complete bus driver application form
  • Current resume
  • A 100 - 250 word response to “Why do you want to be a bus driver for Transport Canberra?”
  • Current 5 Year Australian Driver Licence History check (from relevant authorities, interstate or equivalent combination)
  • Copy of driver licence (this can be taken from a mobile phone)
  • Proof of Australian residency (for non-citizens)
  • National Police check consent form and four (4) certified ID documents (driver licence is mandatory)
  • Copy of current Working with Vulnerable People card or proof of application (refer online to WWVP Registration for more details).
How long does the recruitment process take?

The recruitment process has several steps involved. The recruitment process from start to finish (excluding the training) takes approximately four months.

If I'm successful, how long will the training take?

Four weeks full time (22 days) including one Saturday. Please note all training days are paid.

What will the work hours be like?

Part-time positions offer a minimum 20 hours a week plus the opportunity for additional hours, including on weekends.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Contact our Recruitment Team by phoning 6207 7537 or emailing TCCS.TCRecruitment@act.gov.au