Links

Below is a list of useful links, mainly to websites and Facebook pages for bus preservation clubs, groups and museums across Australia and New Zealand, plus various train and tram preservation clubs and groups around Victoria.

There is also a selection of the numerous Facebook Groups that feature Melbourne and Victorian bus news and photos. Despite the long list, the Bus Australia website (busaustralia.com) features an even more comprehensive directory, listing websites for photo collections, operators, bus manufacturers, bus body builders, industry groups and various magazine publishers. There is also an index of Wikipedia articles.

Bus Australia also hosts the Australian Transport Discussion Board forum (busaustralia.com/forum) and the invaluable fleet list database of hundreds of operators around Australia. (busaustralia.com/fleetlists)

Key Australian bus preservation clubs & groups 

Bus & Coach Preservation Society of NSW (BCPSNSW)

www.facebook.com/BCPSNSW

Bus Preservation Society of Western Australia (BPSWA)

www.bpswa.org

www.facebook.com/BPSWA

Flxible Clipper Club Australia

www.flxibleclipperclub.com.au

German Omnibus Club of Australia

www.facebook.com/goca305

Heritage Bus Association

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heritage-Bus-Association/253841574649806/

Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of Australia (HCVCA)

(VIC-based) www.hcvc.com.au

Historic Commercial Vehicle Association (HCVA)

(NSW-based) www.hcva.org.au

www.facebook.com/hcvansw

Historic Commercial Vehicle Association Queensland (HCVAQ)

www.hcvaq.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Hcvaq-Inc/114557431962709

Queensland Omnibus & Coach Society (QOCS)

www.qocs.org.au

www.facebook.com/QOCSAustralia

Retired ACT Transport Employees Club (RATEC)

www.facebook.com/rateccanberra

www.actbus.net/ratec/

Road Transport Historical Society

www.roadtransporthall.com

Sydney Road Transport Museum

www.sydneyroadtransportmuseum.blogspot.com.au www.facebook.com/sydneyroadtransportmuseum

Transport Enthusiasts Society of South Australia

http://www.users.on.net/~wisp/TESSA/

Tasmanian Bus and Coach Society (TBCS)

www.tbcs.org.au

Australian transport museums featuring bus collections

Campe’s Motor Museum (Horsham) http://www.visitgreaterhamilton.com.au/campes-motor-museum

National Road Transport Museum (Alice Springs, NT)

www.roadtransporthall.com

www.facebook.com/Trucks.n.Trains

Retired ACT Transport Employees Club RATEC (RATEC) (Campbell clubrooms)

www.facebook.com/rateccanberra

www.actbus.net/ratec/

Sydney Bus Museum

www.sydneybusmuseum.info

www.facebook.com/SydneyBusMuseum

Tasmanian Transport Museum

www.facebook.com/TasmanianTransportMuseum

www.railtasmania.com/ttms

Tramway Museum, St Kilda (SA) (includes Trolley Bus collection) www.trammuseumadelaide.com

www.facebook.com/trammuseumstkilda

Whiteman Park & Revolutions Transport Museum (WA)

www.whitemanpark.com.au/attractions

www.facebook.com/whitemanpark

New Zealand preservation clubs, groups and museums

Ferrymead Heritage Bus Group & Ferrymead Heritage Park (Christchurch NZ)

www.ferrymead.org.nz

www.facebook.com/ferrymeadheritagebuses

www.facebook.com/ferrymeadpark 

Foxton Trolley Bus Museum

www.facebook.com/FoxtonTrolleyBusMuseum

Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) (Auckland, New Zeeland)

www.motat.org.nz

www.facebook.com/MOTATNZ

Omnibus Society NZ (Wellington, New Zealand)

www.omnibus.org.nz

www.facebook.com/OmnibusSocietyNz

Otago Heritage Bus Society

www.otagoheritagebus.co.nz

www.facebook.com/otagoheritagebus

Other transport preservation clubs and groups for Victoria

Australian Electric Traction Association

www.transitaustralia.com.au/aeta.htm

Association of Tourist Railways (Victoria)

www.atr.org.au

Australian Railway Historical Society – Victorian Division

www.arhsvic.org.au

Australian Timetable Association

www.austta.org.au

www.facebook.com/AustralianTimetableAssociation

Australian Tourist Heritage Railways Association

www.athra.asn.au

Australian Transport Ticket Collectors Association

www.ticketnews.tripod.com

Council of Tramway Museums of Australia (COTMA)

www.cotma.org.au

Transport museums in Victoria

Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum

www.alexandratramway.org.au

www.facebook.com/Alexandra-Timber-Tramway-Museum-1439004933001393

ARHS Newport Railway Museum

www.arhsvic.org.au/index.php/museum

www.facebook.com/NewportRailwayMuseum

Melbourne Tram Museum (Hawthorn)

www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au

www.facebook.com/MelbourneTramMuseum

Melbourne Tramcar Preservation Association (MTPA) (Haddon)

www.mtpa.com.au

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC)

www.srhc.org.au

www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre

Tramway Museum Society of Victoria (Bylands)

www.tramway.org.au

www.facebook.com/tramwaymuseum

Heritage railways & train tours in Victoria Bellarine Railway

www.bellarinerailway.com.au

www.facebook.com/TheBellarineRailway

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

www.dscr.com.au

www.facebook.com/daylesfordrailway

Diesel Electric Railmotor Preservation Association of Victoria (DERMPAV)

www.dermpav.net.au

www.facebook.com/dermpav.victoria

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum

www.kerrisdalemtnrailway.com.au www.facebook.com/kerrisdalemountainrailwayandmuseum2015

Mornington Railway

www.morningtonrailway.org.au

Puffing Billy Railway (Belgrave)

www.puffingbilly.com.au

www.facebook.com/PuffingBillyRailway

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

www.redcliffshistoricalsteamrailway.org

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre Tours

www.srhc.org.au

www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre

707 Operations

www.707operations.com.au

www.facebook.com/707operationsInc

Steamrail Victoria

www.steamrail.com.au

www.facebook.com/steamrail

Victorian Goldfields Railway (Maldon)

www.vgr.com.au

www.facebook.com/Victorian-Goldfields-Railway-260461453995400

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

www.walhallarail.com

Yarra Valley Railway

www.yvr.com.au

www.facebook.com/YarraValleyRailway

Heritage tramways in Victoria

Ballarat Tramway Museum

www.btm.org.au

www.facebook.com/btm.org.au

Bendigo Tramways

www.bendigotramways.com

www.facebook.com/bendigotramways

Coal Creek Bush Tramway & Heritage Village (Korumburra)

www.coalcreekvillage.com.au

Portland Cable Trams

www.portlandcabletrams.com.au

www.facebook.com/portlandcabletram

Miniature railways in Victoria

Altona Miniature Railway

www.altonaminiaturerailway.com.au

www.facebook.com/altonaminiaturerailway

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society

www.bhmsrs.org.au

www.facebook.com/BHMSRS

Bulla Hill Railway

www.bullahillrailway.org.au

www.facebook.com/BullaHillRailway

Campbelltown Miniature Railway

www.facebook.com/Campbelltown-Miniature-Railway

Cobden Miniature Railway

www.cobdenminiaturerail.org.au

www.facebook.com/cobdenminiaturerailwaypark

Diamond Valley Miniature Railway

www.dvr.com.au

www.facebook.com/diamondvalleyrailway

Euroa Miniature Railway

www.facebook.com/Euroa-Miniature-Railway-125300524187531

Gippsland Model Engineering Society (GMES) (Traralgon)

www.gmes.org.au

Kidstown Adventure Playground (Mooroopna)

http://www.kidstown.org.au/aboutkidstown/kidstown-train-rides

www.facebook.com/KidsTown-89847976185

Loddon Miniature Steam Locomotive Society (Eddington)

www.facebook.com/LoddonMinatureSteam

Mooroolbark & District Miniature Railway & Steam Club

www.mmr.org.au

www.facebook.com/MooroolbarkMiniatureRailway

Mooroopna Shepparton Miniature Railway

https://www.facebook.com/Mooroopna-Shepparton-Miniature-Railway-441946839280361/ 

Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway

https://www.facebook.com/miniaturerailway

Springvale Live Steamers www.sls.site90.net Steam Locomotive Society of Victoria (Moorabbin)

http://www.slsv.com.au

www.facebook.com/SteamLocomotiveSocietyOfVictoria

Wimmera Live Steam & Model Engineering Society (Horsham)

http://www.melbourneplaygrounds.com.au/melbourneplaygrounds-info.php?id=27051

Wodonga Creek Miniature Railway

www.facebook.com/groups/1519109191678308

Facebook Groups (with a focus on Victorian Buses)

Melbourne Transport Friends

www.facebook.com/groups/351646584847809

Victorian Private Route Operators

www.facebook.com/groups/155240787938336

Buses & Coaches of Australia & New Zealand

www.facebook.com/groups/379126048788907

Bus Australia

www.facebook.com/groups/busaustralia

Bus, Train, Tram, Plane, and Ferry all over advertising appreciation group

www.facebook.com/groups/265578220207932

AEC/Leyland Bus and Truck Australia and New Zealand

www.facebook.com/groups/1390572081177698

Aussie Bus and Coach Memories (+ Trams)

www.facebook.com/groups/1461689274042875

Aussie Flxible Clipper Club

www.facebook.com/groups/523845601147392

Australian Long Distance Bus and Coach

www.facebook.com/groups/293867174115535

Bus & Coach Photography

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gunzels

CDC Australia Fan Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/403076413136239/

Dysons Group Enthusiasts

www.facebook.com/groups/1755110481376978

LC Dysons Bus Service past and present Drivers Family and Friends

www.facebook.com/groups/1491052161194014

HCVC (Historic Commercial Vehicles Club of AUST.)

www.facebook.com/groups/1536889553212917

Leyland Busses and all half cab busses in Australia

www.facebook.com/groups/442075685917835

MAN Bus Appreciation Group

www.facebook.com/groups/655203804506094

Mercedes Benz Appreciation Group

www.facebook.com/groups/1475362132753794

Mercedes Benz O305 appreciation group www.facebook.com/groups/202233709881187 Mercedes Benz O405 appreciation group www.facebook.com/groups/276798145736086

M&MTB – Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board

www.facebook.com/groups/366275143423544

The Greyhound Pioneer Gang

www.facebook.com/groups/6938742108/

Volgren www.facebook.com/groups/288174633302

Additions or collections

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