Outer Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts

Outer Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts

The Outer Metropolitan ring around Sydney, including Wollongong, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle is serviced by 11 individual bus contracts:

  • Contract One: Cessnock and Kurri Kurri - Rover Coaches
  • Contract Two: Maitland and Raymond Terrace - Hunter Valley Buses 
  • Contract Three: Port Stephens - Port Stephens Coaches
  • Contract Four: Toronto, Wyee and Morisset - Hunter Valley Buses 
  • Newcastle Intergrated Service Contract (Formerly Contract Five): Newcastle - Keolis Downer 
  • Contract Six: Wyong, Tuggerah and Gosford - Busways
  • Contract Seven: Central Coast - Red Bus CDC Joint Venture between Red Bus Services and Comfort DelGro
  • Contract Eight: Blue Mountains - Blue Mountains Transit 
  • Contract Nine: Wollongong North - Premier Charters 
  • Contract 10: Wollongong South - Premier Illawarra
  • Contract 11: Wyong - Hunter Valley Buses, and 
  • Contract 12: Bulli - Seapost (Dions Bus Services).

Key Dates

Sep 2021 RFT Open for Contracts Six and Seven
Nov 2021 RFT Close for Contracts Six and Seven
Jun 2022 Expected Contract Award for Contract Six and Seven
Jul 2023 Contract Award for Contract Six and Seven


Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Procurement note:

Direct negotiations were entered into with existing operators for the 11 contracts in FY2020-21 and terms were accepted in nine of these regions. Transport for NSW have elected to run competitive tender processes for contracts Six and Seven to improve value for money.


Jul 2023 Red Bus CDC NSW, a Joint Venture between CDC NSW and Red Bus Services, was awarded the contract for Region 7. Contract Seven covers the NSW Central Coast, including the Entrance, Gosford, Wyong, and the surrounding areas. The contract commences July 2024 for an eight-year period.
Jul 2023 Busways was awarded the contract for Region 6. The contract for Region Six covers the NSW Coast, including of Gosford, Wyong and Tuggerah, reaching north to Ravensdale, west to Kulnura, south to Patonga and east to Ourimbah. The contract commences in July 2024 for an additional eight years.
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