Fees to Hire the Bus
The cost to hire the bus is $150 for the first 100 km and $1.00 per km after that. This includes the cost of maintenance, petrol and bus replacement. A $200 bond is required and the booking will not be confirmed until the bond is received (some Seniors groups may be exempt).
The hirer is responsible for returning the bus in a clean and tidy state and if the bus is not clean an additional fee of $48 per hour will be charged to cover the cost of cleaning the bus.
A Light Rigid (LR) license is required to drive the bus. A photocopy of the nominated driver's license is required with the booking. If the driver is volunteering their services to drive the bus a LR class license is required, but if the driver is to be paid for driving the bus then an F endorsement is also required. It is the hirer's responsibility to determine their nominated driver/s have the correct license.
Booking the Bus
Bookings can be made by contacting Esperance Home Care on 9083 1800 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm. A completed application form, copy of nominated driver's license and $200 bond is to be received by the office prior to any booking being confirmed. Regular ongoing bookings will not be accepted (ie no organisation will be able to book the bus for every Sun of the year).