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BCSV March Mini-Tour: Routes of Hampton

March 12 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Following our successful mini-tour over old Nuline routes a few weeks earlier, we ran another on Sunday 12th March 2017 with a pick up at Caulfield Station at 2.30pm, with an additional pick up at Hampton Station at 3.15pm. This tour retraced the routes of Hampton Green Bus Lines, Hampton Red Bus Service and Arrow Motors (later Nuline) on its route from Hampton to North Brighton. The mini-tour finished about 5pm with drop offs along the way as required. There…

BCSV March Meeting: Bill Slattery – Buying & Selling buses

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

On March 19 at 3pm we held our first social meeting for 2017 as our special guest speaker Bill Slattery reflected on 40 years of buying and selling buses. We finished the afternoon about 5pm with a cuppa and a chance to catch up. As usual, we met at the Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot, 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop near-by, with Hawthorn Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale…

BCSV May Meeting: Transport Around Bendigo 1920-1990

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Join the BCSV for our next social meeting at 3pm on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot. Archives Officer Paul Kennnelly will present a detailed look back at tram and bus transport across Bendigo from 1920 to 1990. Afternoon tea will follow. Both members and guests are welcome to attend. Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot is located at 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn, near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 &…

BCSV May Tour – Ventura Dandenong & Victorian Touring Coaches

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

The Bus & Coach Society of Victoria's May tour will visit the Ventura depot in Dandenong. This is long overdue - despite opening in March 2008 under Grenda's, this will be our first visit! This became Ventura's head office after the purchase of the business in 2012. We will also visit the new Victorian Touring Coaches depot in Springvale which opened last year. PICK-UPs From the city and south: Oakleigh Station (624 bus stop, north side in Portman Street) –…

BCSV July Meeting: More European Travels

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Join the BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for our July social meeting at 3pm on Sunday 16 July as Geoffrey Foster provides us with another installment of photos from his latest adventures around Europe. Afternoon tea will follow. Both members and guests are welcome to attend. Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot is located at 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn, near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop adjacent, with Hawthorn Station on the…

Moonee Valley Coaches & Dysons Heritage Day

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm AEST

Join the Bus and Coach Society of Victoria on Saturday 2 September 2017 for a day out riding heritage buses in Melbourne's North. The Higginson family have warmly invited us back for a morning of rides on some the Moonee Valley Coaches heritage fleet. After a BBQ lunch, we'll head across to Dysons to celebrate their 65th anniversary by sampling their growing heritage fleet. Please note, the focus of the afternoon will be heritage rides rather than a Dysons depot…

BCSV 2017 AGM & September Social Meeting

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Notice of Annual General Meeting - Sunday 17th September 2017 at 3pm Are you the missing piece of the puzzle? The BCSV are looking for new and eager members to join our committee to take the society forward for the coming 12 months. There are several openings which would suit most skills and time commitments. Executive Positions: President, Deputy President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer Other Officers: Tours, Social Meetings, Archives, Membership, Restoration, Safety, Publications Editor, Website Nomation Forms: Nomination forms…

BCSV Members’ Event: Driver Classics Convoy

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Want a chance to sample the outstanding Driver Classics historic fleet? Gary & Daryl Driver from Driver Bus Lines have invited BCSV members and interstate guests to join them for the Saturday afternoon convoy to Yarra Glen for the set-up, to secure a prime postion for the public display for the the HCVCA Historic Commerical Vehicle Display. The convoy will depart from outside the depot in Ricketts Rd Mt Waverley at 1pm on Saturday 11 November. Bus Routes 693, 703,…

HCVCA Historic Commerical Vehicle Show 2017

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST

Join the HCVC (Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of AUST.) and BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for a relaxing Sunday at Yarra Glen Racecourse looking over dozens upon dozens of restored trucks, buses, tractors and assorted machinery at the 36th annual Historic Commercial Vehicle Display. Entry is just $10, with kids under 14 free! Parking and food available onsite. Driver Bus Lines also offer a modern transfer vehicle departing their depot on Ricketts Rd Mt Waverley around 8:30am, stopping…

BCSV November Meeting: Victorian School Buses 70s – 90s PART 3

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Join the BCSV for our November social meeting from 3pm on Sunday 19 November where Geoff Foster will present the third and final part of his slide presentation on Victorian County School Buses of the 70s, 80s and 90s. As always. small afternoon tea will follow. Hawthorn Tram Depot / Melbourne Tram Museum is located at 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop near-by, with Hawthorn Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale line…

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