Outer Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts

Under Procurement
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 - To be procured 
  • Contract Seven: The Entrance - To be procured 
  • 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).

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.

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


Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
New South Wales |