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 ( 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 ( and the invaluable fleet list database of hundreds of operators around Australia. (

Key Australian bus preservation clubs & groups 

Bus & Coach Preservation Society of NSW (BCPSNSW)

Bus Preservation Society of Western Australia (BPSWA)

Flxible Clipper Club Australia

German Omnibus Club of Australia

Heritage Bus Association

Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of Australia (HCVCA)


Historic Commercial Vehicle Association (HCVA)


Historic Commercial Vehicle Association Queensland (HCVAQ)

Queensland Omnibus & Coach Society (QOCS)

Retired ACT Transport Employees Club (RATEC)

Road Transport Historical Society

Sydney Road Transport Museum

Transport Enthusiasts Society of South Australia

Tasmanian Bus and Coach Society (TBCS)

Australian transport museums featuring bus collections

Campe’s Motor Museum (Horsham)

National Road Transport Museum (Alice Springs, NT)

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

Sydney Bus Museum

Tasmanian Transport Museum

Tramway Museum, St Kilda (SA) (includes Trolley Bus collection)

Whiteman Park & Revolutions Transport Museum (WA)

New Zealand preservation clubs, groups and museums

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

Foxton Trolley Bus Museum

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

Omnibus Society NZ (Wellington, New Zealand)

Otago Heritage Bus Society

Other transport preservation clubs and groups for Victoria

Australian Electric Traction Association

Association of Tourist Railways (Victoria)

Australian Railway Historical Society – Victorian Division

Australian Timetable Association

Australian Tourist Heritage Railways Association

Australian Transport Ticket Collectors Association

Council of Tramway Museums of Australia (COTMA)

Transport museums in Victoria

Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum

ARHS Newport Railway Museum

Melbourne Tram Museum (Hawthorn)

Melbourne Tramcar Preservation Association (MTPA) (Haddon)

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC)

Tramway Museum Society of Victoria (Bylands)

Heritage railways & train tours in Victoria Bellarine Railway

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

Diesel Electric Railmotor Preservation Association of Victoria (DERMPAV)

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum

Mornington Railway

Puffing Billy Railway (Belgrave)

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre Tours

707 Operations

Steamrail Victoria

Victorian Goldfields Railway (Maldon)

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

Yarra Valley Railway

Heritage tramways in Victoria

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Bendigo Tramways

Coal Creek Bush Tramway & Heritage Village (Korumburra)

Portland Cable Trams

Miniature railways in Victoria

Altona Miniature Railway

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society

Bulla Hill Railway

Campbelltown Miniature Railway

Cobden Miniature Railway

Diamond Valley Miniature Railway

Euroa Miniature Railway

Gippsland Model Engineering Society (GMES) (Traralgon)

Kidstown Adventure Playground (Mooroopna)

Loddon Miniature Steam Locomotive Society (Eddington)

Mooroolbark & District Miniature Railway & Steam Club

Mooroopna Shepparton Miniature Railway 

Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway

Springvale Live Steamers Steam Locomotive Society of Victoria (Moorabbin)

Wimmera Live Steam & Model Engineering Society (Horsham)

Wodonga Creek Miniature Railway

Facebook Groups (with a focus on Victorian Buses)

Melbourne Transport Friends

Victorian Private Route Operators

Buses & Coaches of Australia & New Zealand

Bus Australia

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

AEC/Leyland Bus and Truck Australia and New Zealand

Aussie Bus and Coach Memories (+ Trams)

Aussie Flxible Clipper Club

Australian Long Distance Bus and Coach

Bus & Coach Photography

CDC Australia Fan Page

Dysons Group Enthusiasts

LC Dysons Bus Service past and present Drivers Family and Friends

HCVC (Historic Commercial Vehicles Club of AUST.)

Leyland Buses and all half cab buses in Australia

MAN Bus Appreciation Group

Mercedes Benz Appreciation Group

Mercedes Benz O305 appreciation group Mercedes Benz O405 appreciation group

M&MTB – Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board

The Greyhound Pioneer Gang


Additions or collections

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