About Ballina Buslines

Ballina Buslines is part of the Buslines Group, providing a network of route bus services, together with regional and inter-regional school transport services throughout New South Wales. As a member of the Buslines Group, it represents one of Australia's largest and oldest bus operators and has become a name synonymous with the highest standards of safety and service.

Buslines Group provides a network of route bus services, together with regional and inter-regional school transport services throughout New South Wales. 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 1943 John A Gilbert acquired Tamworth's bus services and in 1946, Berrima and Orange joined the group. Today, the company, known as the Buslines Group, also includes services in Ballina, Bathurst, Berrima, Dubbo, Forster, Griffith, Lithgow, Northern Rivers, Orange, Tamworth, Ulladulla and Wingham. These subsidiaries and affiliated businesses form a network of quality bus 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.

The Buslines Group is committed to a philosophy of excellence and this, in turn, runs through every division of the company. Its promise to provide people with the highest standard of service is one which Buslines is uniquely positioned to deliver.

Buslines Group operates a fleet of 380 vehicles, servicing a large network of bus routes in major country towns throughout New South Wales. The Group's operations carry over 15 million customers annually and employ more than 500 staff, each of whom are committed to providing a bus service that is safe, reliable and comfortable for all customers.

Welcome to Ballina Buslines

Ballina Township is centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River, located on the far north coast of New South Wales. Its name is derived from the aboriginal word ‘Bullenah’, which reputedly means ‘place where oysters are plentiful’. Ballina’s reputation as a favoured fishing location, together with its beautiful beaches and ideal climate has made the town one of the states most popular lifestyle and tourist destinations.

Public transport for Ballina’s permanent population of around 17,000 and its growing tourist numbers is served by Ballina Buslines. The company’s fleet of thirty-eight vehicles travels over 1 million kilometres each year, operating bus routes throughout the northern coastal region.

The service provides customers with quick and efficient transport to and from all of the area’s major retail, commercial, educational, health and leisure facilities. Ballina Buslines also services areas as far north as Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Bangalow, south to Evans Head, Woodburn, Wardell and west to Lismore, Alstonville and Wollongbar.  Ballina Buslines also operates charter services for school and other group excursions.