Department for Education (DfE) Buses

Students who attend Cornerstone College are eligible to use a DfE bus service, dependent upon their eligibility.

Eligible students include those who:

These buses are managed by Mt Barker High School (MBHS) and service the following areas.

The DfE Echunga, Harrogate, Macclesfield and Wistow buses arrive at MBHS in the A.M. from their various locations. Cornerstone College students are then transported via the Cornerstone College Shuttle Bus to the Cornerstone College main roundabout. The reverse occurs in the P.M. – students catch the Shuttle Bus from the Cornerstone College main roundabout to MBHS, disembark the Shuttle and then board their respective buses.

The DfE Hahndorf bus arrives and departs from the Cornerstone College campus main roundabout.


Application Process for DfE Buses

  1. New users need to complete an application form. Click here to download form.
  2. Submit your application form to Cornerstone College at: busapplications@cornerstone.sa.edu.au 
    Please note – our receipt of your application form does not guarantee approval to travel on DfE buses.
  3. Cornerstone College will forward your application to MBHS on your behalf for processing. 
  4. MBHS will assess the application, make the final decision regarding eligibility to travel, and advise Cornerstone College of the outcome.
  5. We will communicate MBHS’s decision to families as soon as we are advised.

Important information

  • Families will be charged $20.00 per child per term for admin fees by MBHS. This fee will be payable to Cornerstone College and will be charged to your Cornerstone account.
  • If your child/ren are unable to access a DfE bus due to ineligibility or location, please refer to the HILS School Bus and SouthLink  pages for alternative non-DfE bus travel options.