We charter approximately 10 Buses from all across Melbourne to our services each Friday to make it easy for teenagers and their families to transport them to and from Boom. Teenagers are most welcome to meet at the venue instead but where there is a local bus stop we encourage them to travel to and from Boom on the bus as this becomes an important part of the night for them to meet and connect with local teenagers and leaders.
We hold bus stops in over 40 locations in Melbourne. They are typically held at a fast food location or central meeting point in the local area. The bus stop times and locations are prone to change across the year as the number of teenagers coming from different locations also changes. We are always working on routes to make them as convenient and efficient as possible. To see the current bus stops, please look at the buses section on the relevant campus page and contact the relevant to find out the current departure time.
To ensure your teenager does not miss the bus, we suggest them meeting at the stop 10 minutes before the departure time.
There will be a Planetboom leader present at each stop before it departs and when it drops off at the end of the night who is responsible for the supervision of the teenagers travelling to and from Boom.
Each bus is chartered through private bus companies.
We require each teenager to pay $5 each Friday to go toward covering the cost of the buses.
What happens at Urban Life Groups?
Our Urban Life groups meet in suburbs across Melbourne, in groups of between 10-20. They are typically held at a local home or council venue. They are a great opportunity for teenagers to connect with other teenagers and leaders from their local area. Urban Life typically consists of social time, sharing food together and an Urban Life video devotional and study that is provided by Planetshakers Staff to all Urban Life Groups. The purpose of these groups if for teenagers to build positivies relationships and community with people from their local area and to grow and be discipled in their relationship with God. Every groups is run and supervised by our screened and trained Planetshakers youth leaders who all have Working with Children Check Cards.
What to do if I want to visit an Urban Life Group?
Please contact the leader of the group closest to you (check the relevant Campus page for the map of Urban Life Groups). They will be able to provide you with the location and time of the group and where needed may be able to assist in transporting your teenager to and from Urban Life.
How do I get details for Urban Life?
Contact the local Urban Life Leader for specific details or contact our offices. If you are not sure which group to contact, if you email [email protected]
we can assist in this process.
Each year Planetboom attends Planetshakers Conference. This is held at Hisense Arena and has over 10,000 delegates from youth groups and churches from around Australia and the world. For more information about Planetshakers Conference and for information specific to youth please click here