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Tara is a day (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12) and boarding (Years 5 to 12) school for girls situated on spacious grounds at the end of Masons Drive (off Pennant Hills Road) in North Parramatta, 25 kilometres from the City of Sydney and five minutes from the vibrant central business district of Parramatta. 

How to get to Tara 

Tara Bus Routes 2018

Families who are driving from Carlingford toward Parramatta, should turn right at the first traffic lights after The King's School.

Families who are driving from Parramatta towards Carlingford/City, should turn left at the first traffic lights on the left after the James Ruse Drive exit.

A map of Tara's grounds may be downloaded in PDF format here (PDF 108.8KB)


Tara is well serviced by buses to the local suburbs and to the Hills regions. Our school buses service the following areas: Annangrove, Baulkham Hills, Bella Vista, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook, Drummoyne, Dural, Eastwood, Epping, Galston, Gordon, Greystanes, Hunters Hill, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Lane Cove, North Rocks, Northmead, Pemulwuy, Pendle Hill, Pennant Hills, Putney, Rouse Hill, Stanhope Gardens, Schofields, Wetherill Park, Windsor and Winston Hills.

Buses connect with the train lines at Pennant Hills, Epping and Parramatta. Hills Bus and Sydney Bus operate private bus services to and from the school, sometimes in conjunction with The King’s School. Tara runs special services to the riverside suburbs of Lane Cove, Hunters Hill, Putney and Drummoyne; north west to Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville and Bella Vista; inner west to Strathfield; and another service south to Greystanes and Pemulwuy. 




2020 Bus Route Timetables

Opal Card Public Transport Bus Timetables

Public Transport to School:

If your daughter/ward is using public transport (NSW Transport or Hills Bus) to attend school if she is under the age of 16 parents/guardians they apply for a SCHOOL OPAL CARD online here

If your daughter/ward is using public transport (NSW Transport or Hills Bus) to attend school if she is 16 years or older she should apply for a SCHOOL OPAL CARD online here

Please note that subsidised travel on public transport is only available for K-12 students.

If your daughter/ward have had an OPAL card previously and it has been lost or misplaced please apply for a replacement card online please click here

If your daughter/ward is starting at Tara and already has a student OPAL card you will need to sign on to your account with Transport NSW and update the School attending to ensure the OPAL card is active for 2020 Term 1.

For further information regarding travel to and from Tara using public transport please visit their website here. Note for each option there is timing to walk to and from bus stops or train stations. 

Hills Bus have advised that students with OPAL cards will be given priority when boarding their buses.

To ensure continued availability of the bus routes students must use their OPAL card to tap on and off the bus. This will ensure that your bus route is not cancelled.

For detailed street turns for transport to Tara please click here (PDF 179.1KB)


School Travel Update - Please click here (PDF 107.4KB) for the latest application information regarding travel applications.


Route Name Timetable Link
Windsor Rd to The King's School Route 5004 (PDF 43.3KB)
Pennant Hills to Parramatta Route 625  (PDF 115.9KB)
Kellyville Station to Pennant Hills via Cherrybrook  Route 626 (PDF 173KB) 
Rouse Hill Station to Pennant Hills via Norwest Castle Hill  Route 632 (PDF 155.8KB)
Glenorie to Castle Hill via Galston Round Corner Route 637 (PDF 122.1KB)
Berowra Water and Berrilee to Pennant Hills Route 638 (PDF 114.3KB)
Maraylya to Castle Hill  Route 639  (PDF 101.1KB)
Rouse HIll Town Centre to Dural  Route 641 (PDF 98.6KB) 
Carlingford to Tara Anglican School for Girls  Route 2125  (PDF 42.6KB)
Tara Anglican School for Girls to Pennant Hills  Route 2725  (PDF 42.7KB)
Old Northern Rd via Castle Hill  Route 3119 (PDF 43KB)
Castle Hill Interchange to The King's School  Route 3133  (PDF 42.1KB)
Highs Rd to The King's School via Blacks Rd  Route 3150 (PDF 42.6KB)
Edward Bennett Dr to The King's School  Route 3163 (PDF 42.9KB)
Purchase Rd to Tara Anglican School for Girls  Route 3183 (PDF 43KB)
Tara Anglican School for Girls to Glenorie Shops via Oakhill College Route 3561  (PDF 44.4KB)
The Hills Grammar to Galston PS via Dural PS  Route 3609 (PDF 42.6KB)
Christ the King School to Round Corner Shops  Route 3616 (PDF 42.6KB) 
Pacific Hills Christian School to Pennant Hills Rd  Route 3632  (PDF 43.6KB)
Tara Anglican School for Girls to New Line Rd before Boundary Rd  Route 3633  (PDF 43.2KB)
Redeemer School to Rouse Hill via The King's School  Route 8590 (PDF 42.8KB)
Memorial Ave before Mona Vale Rd St Ives via Macquarie Park Route 8035 (PDF 43.2KB) 
The King's School to Memorial Ave at Village Green Pde St Ives  Route 9050 (PDF 43.4KB) 


Tara Private Buses

Tara Bus

Tara Private Bus to School: 

If your daughter/ward is using our private bus to attend school please complete this application (PDF 194.8KB) and email to transport@tara.nsw.edu.au  

Route Name Timetable Link
Cherrybrook AM Timetable Link (PDF 199KB)
Cherrybrook PM Timetable Link (PDF 199.6KB)
Kellyville AM and PM Timetable Link (PDF 184.3KB)
Ryde Hunters Hill Drummoyne Bus 1, 2 and Late PM
Timetable Link (PDF 235.8KB)
Ryde Hunters Hill Drummoyne Bus AM
Timetable Link (PDF 193.9KB)
Ryde Hunters Hill Drummoyne Bus Early AM
Timetable Link (PDF 175.8KB)
Stanhope Gardens AM and PM
Timetable Link (PDF 214.6KB)
Stanhope Gardens Late PM
Timetable Link  (PDF 164.5KB)
Strathfield  AM and PM  Timetable Link  (PDF 195.5KB) 
Wetherill Park Greystanes AM and PM Timetable Link (PDF 179.3KB)


Expectations of Tara students at bus stops:

  • Students must be recognisable/identifiable as a Tara student i.e. in a Tara uniform, however, mufti will be accepted,
  • Students must be outside of the family car prior to bus arriving at a stop, so that the student is able to signal the driver,
  • Students must be waiting at a pre-determined suitable pickup point i.e. government bus stop or location stated on timetable above as a pick up point (ad hoc locations are not accepted), 
  • Students should be at the stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up time 
  • Parents should arrange travel with the School prior to commencing travel on the bus. 
  • Students must remain seated in the bus seat and buckle up seat belt (if fitted), 
  • No eating or drinking on bus (water excepted), and 
  • Maintain good behaviour while on the bus.

For any issues or questions regarding transport to and from School please contact us by email.

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