The original company was founded on 25 March 1926 by John Alan Gilbert and began bus operations under the name of John A Gilbert Pty Limited in 1938. In 1943 John A Gilbert acquired Tamworth’s bus services and in 1944, Berrima and Orange joined the group. Today, the company, known as Buslines Group Pty Limited, has its Head Office in Burwood and operates bus services in and around Ballina, Bathurst, Berrima, Dubbo, Forster, Griffith, Lithgow, Kandos/Rylestone, Northern Rivers, Orange, Tamworth and Wingham areas. Commencing in 2007 the company successfully operates taxis in the Griffith and Dubbo areas.
These subsidiaries and affiliated businesses form a network of quality passenger services which is unparalleled anywhere in Australia. This unique public transport operation provides the skills and resources that enables Buslines to achieve clear leadership in the public transport industry, especially in the key areas of customer service, safety and quality.
Buslines operates a fleet of highest quality European chassis with Australian built bodies. The majority of buses in the fleet are Volvo, Mercedes Benz or MAN chassis with the world class Australian built Bustech bodies. All new buses are manufactured to Euro 6 emission standards, the latest in electronic safety features, with the latest electronic braking, steering and suspension systems with full stainless steel framed bodies. These buses are fitted with full air conditioning, CCTV, seat belts and fire mitigation systems fitted as standard.
Regular passenger services are operated with modern state-of-art fully air-conditioned low floor, DDA compliant buses that offer easy entry for wheelchairs, the elderly and mothers with prams. They have both access ramps and kneeling option fitted. School buses are purpose built for the safe and efficient transport of school students every day. All school buses purchased from 2008 are air conditioned with seatbelts being introduced from 2012, with all buses soon to have seatbelts retrofitted.
A regular fleet replacement program operates ensuring the latest technology is introduced into the fleet. Buslines’ focus is always on safety and passenger comfort
Buslines is committed to investing in modern well equipped depot and maintenance facilities. All depots have modern service pits with the latest brake roller testing, steering and suspension testing equipment fitted, vehicle hoists, tyre fitting machines and all equipment required to maintain the fleet to the highest levels of safety and reliability.
Route Service Network
Buslines holds contracts with Transport for NSW to operate Regular Passenger Services across our operations. Across our route network we provide extensive services for customers travelling to and from work, travelling to the CBD, local shopping centres, school, TAFE, universities, medical centres, hospitals and retirement villages
School Bus Network
Buslines holds contracts with Transport for NSW to operate dedicated school services across our operations carrying school students safely to and from school. Our school services operate within town and extend to rural areas where students are required to travel considerable distances daily to get to and from school.
We regularly provide detailed information to parents, students and schools on School Bus Safety and comprehensive school timetable information is readily available to parents and students via our Student Travel Planner on the website or by contacting our administration staff
Charter & Special Event Operations
Buslines provide a range of charter services from all our depots to the community, anywhere at anytime. Our experienced drivers are able to move groups safely and reliably in our seat-belted, airconditioned buses to and from their destinations. We have the ability to handle small groups to large logistical movements. Our services include providing schools with sporting charters and school excursions, operate day excursions, corporate events, conference and events shuttles, daily shuttle services, wedding transport and airport charters.
Buslines are the proud transport partner for these iconic events across NSW
- Bathurst V8 Races
- Splendour in the Grass
- Bathurst 12 Hour Races
- Tamworth Country Music Festival
- Day on the Green Concerts