Virtual Museum

  • Buses over the years

    – A detailed look at the many different bus chassis that have operated in Victoria and across Australia over the past century.

Denning’s Adelaide plant built its own design of straight deck coach. One such example was #21, an AEC Swift 691 in the Slattery, Adelaide fleet, seen at Klemzig in April 1974. (Geoff Mann)

  • Bus Manufacturing Downunder

    – The stories of the many bus chassis and bus body manufacturers based in Australia and New Zealand over the past century.

  • Operators past & present

    – Learn more about the history of the many bus operators across Victoria over the years, both past and present.

  • Around the suburbs & Towns

    – Explore the evolution of bus services in Melbourne’s suburbs and numerous towns across Victoria.

  • Melbourne Route Histories

    – The history of bus routes across Melbourne over the years, from the original 1925 licensing scheme, the 1971 renumbering, rationalisations in 1991 right through to the new routes across growth suburbs today.

    National #127 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair Mk1) runs an off-peak 313 service from Doncaster Shoppingtown in 1997 (Peter Kane)

  • Network Development

    – The development of bus services in Melbourne and Victoria, including service proposals, timetable changes, depot allocations, maps and other notes.

  • Livery Kaleidoscope

    – A look back at the evolution of bus and coach liveries in Melbourne over the years.

  • Feature Articles

    – A selection of the many articles that have appeared in Australian Bus Panorama, Australian Bus Heritage, Fleet Line and BCSV News Sheet over the past five decades.