Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 3 - South Western Suburbs

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 3 - South Western Suburbs

Bus services in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area are divided into 15 regions, serviced by individual contracts. Historically, these contracts have been operated by a combination of the State Transit Authority and private operators.

Bus Contract Three covers the south western suburbs between Paramatta, Liverpool and Bonnyrig, with other principal suburbs including Cabramatta, Fairfield and Wetherill Park.

Contract Three will be procured as part of Transport for NSW's upcoming procurement processes for 10 out of the 14 Greater Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts. 

The contract will be procured in Tranche Two alongside contract five, 10 and 13. Transport for NSW have indicated that all four contracts can be procured together in a joint bid.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Mar 2022 RFT Open
May 2022 RFT Close
Jan 2023 Expected Contract Award


Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Successful Tenderer: Transit Liverpool (2013 - 2021)


Oct 2019 The NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts between 2020 and 2023. This follows the award of Bus Region Six in 2018 to Transit Systems. The NSW Government also announced it will be replacing Sydney's diesel bus fleet with electric vehicles.
Dec 2019 An industry briefing detailed the procurement timeline for the contracts to be procured between 2020 and 2023.
Jul 2021 An industry briefing was held, confirming the procurement structure and schedule of the 10 upcoming contracts.
Estimated Total Cost
Other Transport
Procurement approach
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New South Wales |