The Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society was formed in 2010 in response to a need to establish a body for bus and transport enthusiasts in Tasmania.
The objectives of the Society are to
Conduct tours, rallies and public events
Promote the history of public transport in Tasmania
Preserve and restore public transport vehicles in Tasmania
Conduct meetings and events for persons interested in Tasmanian public transport history and vehicles
Exchange news, views and information related to Tasmanian public transport.
The Tasmanian Bus and Coach Society has quickly established a reputation for conducting unique and enthralling enthusiast tours, showcasing Tasmania's spectacular scenery but highlighting Tasmania's unique public transport vehicles and operators. These tours attract many mainland enthusiasts, many who continue touring the state for days/weeks after. Tours are usually held around April each year, with members receiving discounted rates. Additionally member benefits include a quarterly newsletter, participation in maintenance and restoration projects and participation in regular outings and the many public interest events the Society attend.
Since our inception,the Society have been blessed with extraordinary generosity from numerous operators not only locally, but mainland Australia too, with their donation of Tasmanian vehicles to preserve their history for generations to come. Some members also privately own and preserve unique Tasmanian vehicles. In 2020, the Society entered a long-term lease of property in the Northern Midlands, with undercover accommodation for some of its vehicles but importantly, centralising our fleet for ease of operation. The Society also work with other community based organisations for periodic displays, to the Tasmanian Transport Museum, and display in conjunction with the SE Suns Womans Football Club, for their Give Me 5 For Kids fundraiser.
Interested? Why not join? Membership is open to everyone and all Tasmanian transport enthusiasts are encouraged to join the preservation movement.
Download an application form here: