History and Operations

ComfortDelGro and Cabcharge (CDC) acquired the businesses and assets of the largest bus operator, the Westbus Group in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales.

History Slide 2005

CDC acquired bus routes and assets of Holroyd Bus Lines Pty Ltd in the New South Wales' Metropolitan Region 3.

History Slide 2006

Morisset Bus Service, Sugar Valley Coachlines and Toronto Bus Service were purchased and absorbed into Hunter Valley Buses.

History Slide 2007

CDC purchased the Kefford Corporation in Victoria. With a fleet of 328 buses and six depots, was the third-largest bus operator in Geelong and Ballarat, in Melbourne.

History Slide 2008

Deane's Transit Group including Deane's Bus Lines was purchased in Queanbeyan NSW and was formerly Qcity Transit and Transborder Express, now CDC Canberra. Operating in the local areas of Queanbeyan and Canberra and services between Yass and Canberra.

History Slide 2012

CDC commenced operations of Blue Mountains Bus Company. It operates depots in Emu Plains, Leura and Valley Heights and now known as Blue Mountains Transit.

History Slide 2014

CDC announced it had agreed to purchase Cabcharge's 49% stake. The sale was completed on 16 February 2017 after Foreign Investment Review Board approval was granted.

History Slide 2016

CDC acquired Tullamarine Bus Lines in Melbourne and integrated it into CDC Melbourne. At the same time, acquired National Patient Transport, one of the largest private providers of non-emergency patient transport services in Australia.

History Slide 2018 April

CDC acquired Coastal Liner on the Central Coast, and in September 2018, Forest Coach Lines with operations in Sydney, the Mid North Coast and North West Slopes.

History Slide 2018 August

CDC acquired Blanch's Bus Company and Brunswick Valley Coaches with a fleet of 48 buses and coaches in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

History Slide 2019

CDC NSW Region 4 commenced services under a continued Region 4 contract.

CDC NSW Region 4 Commenced Service Photo In Front Of CDC NSW Region 4 New Bus Medium

CDC NSW forms a Joint Venture with The Entrance Red Bus Services for Red Bus CDC and wins the contract to operate the Contract for Outer Metro Central Cost Region 7 from July 2024.

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Our Story

Since 2005, ComfortDelGro Australia (CDC) has grown steadily to be one of Australia’s largest bus operators, delivering best-in-class transport solutions to metro and rural communities across New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia. 

CDC is a trusted and longstanding partner of government and business, moving over 60 million customers every year to where they want to go.

We aim to deliver best-in-class transport for today and we’re committed to improving and innovating best-in-class transport for tomorrow. CDC’s other businesses include non-emergency patient transport services, and an outdoor advertising company (Moove Media Australia), and today employs over 4,000 employees with a total national fleet of over 4,400 vehicles.

CDC’s parent company, ComfortDelGro which is headquartered in Singapore, also operates in the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Vietnam and Malaysia. This worldwide experience means our global best practices combined with local expertise and insight will drive safer, more reliable, more effective, more sustainable and by design, more popular transport solutions.

Our Operations

CDC NSW is one of the largest private bus operators in New South Wales. We are proudly committed to be providing essential bus transport services to millions of passengers across NSW, linking people to places and building communities.

In NSW we own and operate multiple brands including Hillsbus, Forest Coach Lines, Blue Mountains Transit, CDC Travel, Coastal Liner, Hunter Valley Buses, Blanch’s Bus Lines, CDC Canberra as well as the MetroConnect and Woopi Connect On Demand Service.

In addition to reliable route and school services, we also provide rail replacement services as well as professional and competitive charter services for schools, charities, sporting clubs and other recreational groups.