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About us

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 with maintenance and restoration projects and

participation in numerous outings, along with 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,

with their donation of Tasmanian vehicles to preserve their history for generations to come. This generosity has enabled the Society to preserve the history of many long-term operators, who's names have disappeared from Tasmania's transport landscape, companies that have forged regional community relationships over many years and have served those communities with goods/services for many decades.

The Society's goal is to preserve that history and take around the state to showcase our transport history. Through the donation of these vehicles, it enables us to remember the contribution these businesses/families made to those regional communities and reminisce of the names/families that were a part of our fabric for so many years as we grew up. Along with the Society's own small fleet of heritage vehicles, some members privately own and preserve their own 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 are a non-profit volunteer organisation, but also work with other community

based organisations for periodic displays, like community agricultural shows, the industry TasBus Conference and display in conjunction with the SE Suns Womans Football Club and Longford Truck Run who support other fundraising activities.



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: 



   Photographic Displays            Vehicle Displays                Community BBQs                Enthusiast Tours          Vehicle Displays               Restoration

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