Mater Christi College is located in Belgrave, in the beautiful foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. It is easily accessible by dedicated buses and public transport links to most Eastern and South Eastern suburbs, and a 5-minute walk from Belgrave Station.
Our students travel to the College by train, public bus, charter bus, car or by walking.

Charter Bus Service

Our College has established bus routes with a local bus company to service areas that do not have direct public transport to Belgrave.

Bus routes are reviewed and modified annually to ensure the most cost-effective and convenient service for families from:

  • Berwick
  • Narre Warren
  • Lysterfield
  • Rowville
  • Wantirna
  • Clyde
  • Montrose
  • Endeavour Hills

Public Transport, Metro Train and Bus

As well as the Belgrave train line, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) offers the following bus services which provide access to Belgrave:

  • 663 to Lilydale via Monbulk
  • 693 to Oakleigh
  • 695 to Gembrook via Emerald
  • 697 to Belgrave South
  • 953 from Croydon to Boronia Station

Useful Links

PTV Timetables

School Bus Management Program

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) issues School Bus Passes for services offered on the Upwey School Bus Network.

Service area coverage:*

  • Kalorama
  • Monbulk
  • Belgrave Heights
  • Olinda
  • Macclesfield

* These places are subject to location criteria and seat availability as determined by PTV.

Click the button below to apply for School Bus Management Program School Bus Pass. Then select Schools tab, Network: Upwey, School: Mater Christi

Conveyance Allowance

Students attending Mater Christi College may be eligible for financial support through the Conveyance Allowance Program to assist with the cost of transport.

To be eligible for the Conveyance Allowance:

  1. A student must reside 4.8km or more by the shortest practicable route from the College.
  2. For private car and public transport travel, families must submit an application to the College by Friday 14 February, 2025.
  3. For MCC Charter Bus travel, families must submit a Conveyance Allowance application at the time of completing an MCC Charter Bus application.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) pays the Conveyance Allowance to the College for distribution to families.

For 2025, please note:

  • public transport applications must include proof of purchase of a half-yearly or yearly Victorian Student Pass.
  • applicants who were previously declined should re-apply only if they have changed their home address.

Private Car and Public Transport

The College will allocate the full amount received from DET against the family School Fee Account.

Charter Bus

The College will use Conveyance Allowance funds received from DET to reduce the cost of the Charter bus for the College and for families. All eligible student travellers must apply for the Conveyance Allowance and authorise the College to retain the allowance. This assists the College to continue to subsidise the cost of the Charter bus.

We strongly encourage all eligible families to complete the relevant application form and return it by email to or hard-copy to Main Reception.

Further details of the DET Conveyance Allowance Policy are available here. The College Finance Team is available to assist families through this process. Please email or telephone 9757 0998 for support.