Skip to content

NO Smoking, Vaping or E-Cigarettes on the Bus

When travelling between home and school, students must adhere to various regulations regarding passenger behaviour and the codes of conduct for travel using public transport. It is every student’s responsibility to behave in a manner that ensures the safety and comfort of passengers and drivers. If a student misbehaves on a bus, the bus operator concerned will contact the parents/guardians and the school.

In recent weeks Sapphire Coast Buslines has identified several students using vapes on the school bus.  This is becoming a serious problem and a breach of the Code of Conduct and deemed a Category 1 – Unacceptable behaviour.

5.1 Category 1 – Unacceptable behaviour – Smoking a product e.g. tobacco or a similar substance, including e-cigarettes.  Penalties for this category mis behaviours includes:-

First Offence – Warning (No penalty)

Second Offence – Up to 2 weeks suspension

Subsequent Offence – Up to 10 weeks suspension (permanent suspension may apply for further offences)

We strongly encourage that you talk to your child about the dangers of vaping so that together we can protect the health of all the students travelling on the buses.

Do you know what they’re vaping?

Get the evidence* and facts at


November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
June 2022
January 2022
December 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
May 2020
April 2020
September 2019
November 2018
March 2018
January 2018