Bus Operator
Part-time Permanent

Closes: 27 October 2020

Classification: Bus Operator - Training
Salary: $68,960 plus superannuation
Position No: SDRT14,several
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 November 2019
Contact Officer: Hugh Gregory on or (02) 6207 4208

Bus Operators | Part-time permanent available

Applications Open: 28 October 2019

Applications Closes: 27 October 2020

Classification: Bus Operator

Salary:  During training: $68,960 per annum or $34.78 per hour

Upon successful completion of training: part-time: $76,496 per annum or $38.58 per hour

Permanent part-time bus operator positions are available at a minimum of 20 hours per week and the above full-time salary noted above is paid pro-rata.

Position Numbers: SDRT14, several

Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services

Contact Officer: Transport Canberra Operations Recruitment Team |


Transport Canberra is looking for new and experienced part-time bus operators to join our team to deliver high-quality passenger services across Canberra.

We are seeking people with outstanding customer service skills, strong communication skills, fantastic personal presentation and a great driving record to help deliver around 19 million bus boardings each year. To be a successful bus operator you need to:

  • Have great map reading and time-keeping skills and be able to follow a regular schedule over specified routes of travel
  • Be able to operate a public transit vehicle, ensuring safe and comfortable carriage of all customers
  • Meet Transport Canberra’s eligibility and suitability requirements
  • Demonstrate the TCCS values of safety, excellence, collaboration, respect, innovation and integrity

Transport Canberra offers great pay and benefits, as well as comprehensive training and licence upgrades. Further information is available in the Transport Canberra Operations (ACTION) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021.

Transport Canberra is establishing a pool of suitable applicants to become Bus Operators. This pool will be used to fill upcoming permanent part-time positions over the next 12 months. If successful, you will be employed casually while undergoing 3-5 weeks of training. Positions will then be offered upon successful completion of the training course.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Write a one-page pitch on why you would be a great Transport Canberra bus operator, tell us about your map reading and time-keeping skills and your experience in following a schedule, as well as your customer service skills and your commitment to displaying the behaviours and values of an organisation for which you have worked.
  3. Attach the following documents to the online form:
  • Your resume and your one-page pitch
  • The completed ‘Bus Operator Acknowledgement’ form
  • A copy of your Australian driver’s licence
  • A current five-year Australian Driver History Check (from the relevant Australian state or territory authorities where you have lived)
  • A copy of your current Working with Vulnerable People registration or a copy of the receipt for your Working with Vulnerable People application

4. Submit the online application and supporting documents via the APPLY NOW button


  • Want to know more about the Transport Canberra recruitment process, eligibility and suitability requirements? Read the Bus Operator Recruitment, Eligibility and Suitability Fact Sheet
  • The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

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