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'Arrivals and Departures' Archive

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13th Feb 2024 - General Notice
Further enhancements have been made to the way in which matrix timetables are created (visit Searches --> PDF Timetables), with them now being made available as fully completed PDFs, rather than users waiting for them to be compiled from a query. Other minor enhancements have also been made to the site and how timetable data is presented.
15th Dec 2023 - General Notice
Released enhancements made to GetAbout Australia search and presentation, including improved pagination and reordering of from/to journey planning.
24th Oct 2023 - SeaLink Kangaroo Island
From 1 Oct 2023 a number of SA regional coach and bus services have been re-contracted, resulting in new operators taking over routes from other providers. SeaLink Kangaroo Island has divested most of its connecting bus and coach services to Peninsula Coaches (formerly Yorke Peninsula Coaches) and LinkSA. A number of services have had their timings altered.
23rd Oct 2023 - Firefly Express
On a date unknown Firefly Express ceased to service Wagga Wagga and services now travel via Tarcutta.
22nd Oct 2023 - Greyhound Australia
Greyhound Australia have added additional trips between Brisbane and Sydney and Brisbane and Cairns. The days of operation for Rockhampton to Miles services has been altered.
11th Jun 2023 - V/Line
On 23 May 2023 V/Line updated some timings of services for Geelong (including extensions of additional services to Waurn Ponds); Ballarat/Ararat/Maryborough; Shepparton; and Bendigo/Echuca.
28th Nov 2022 - V/Line
From 4 Dec 2022 V/Line will introduce two extra return weekday services between Echuca and Melbourne Southern Cross. There will be minor changes to Bendigo Line services to and from Epsom Station. From 4 Dec 2022 V/Line will introduce an extra Melbourne-Warrnambool weekday service and make improvements to overall running times between the two cities. Some Waurn Ponds services (including weekends) will be affected by these changes. The weekday Warrnambool – Heywood and Warrnambool – Casterton coaches will depart earlier to align with the new train timetable. The PTV Timboon – Camperdown coach will have a new timetable to align with the new train timetable. In addition from 4 Dec 2022 a new return Maryborough service will be introduced on Saturdays and Sundays. The new services will operate as a shuttle between Ballarat and Maryborough, connecting with Melbourne services.
31st Oct 2022 - V/Line
From 31 Oct 2022 V/Line has allocated VLocity trains to all rail services in the Melbourne-Shepparton corridor. Minor timetable changes took effect officially from 24 Oct 2022 with the actual rail service arrangements coming into effect from 31 Oct 2022 following repairs after extensive flooding in the Shepparton area. From 28 Aug 2022 some connecting coach services were altered on the Melbourne-Albury corridor to reflect changes following the introduction of full VLocity train operations in the corridor the same day.
24th Aug 2022 - Dorrigo Transit
From October 2021, Dorrigo Transit has operated tabled bus and car services between Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo and Armidale. This has partially offset the closure of this route by New England Coaches.
23rd Aug 2022 - New England Coaches
New England Coaches coach services connecting the northern tablelands to Brisbane via Warwick, and Coffs Harbour, were discontinued with effect from 30 Apr 2021, due to low passenger numbers.
7th Aug 2022 - Greyhound Australia
Commencing 10 Dec 2021 Greyhound Australia took control of the following long distance coach routes: Brisbane to Mount Isa and Charleville, Toowoomba to Rockhampton and Townsville to Mount Isa. Greyhound was also successful in retaining two existing contracted services: Rockhampton to Emerald and Longreach. The changes to contracts means that Bus Queensland no longer operate any long distance coach services, although continue to offer urban services.
1st Aug 2022 - Murrays Coaches
With effect from 9 Dec 2021, Murrays Coaches have taken over operation of routes in Queensland serving Toowoomba to St George, Lightning Ridge and Cunnamulla. These were previously operated by Bus Queensland.
17th Apr 2022 - General Notice
GetAbout Australia has been updated with further enhancements made to the use of PDF timetable files. They are still in development though and some data will be missing from some timetable layouts. Some journey planner tweaks and bug fixes have been implemented with improvement to the display of public holiday data.
17th Apr 2022 - NSW TrainLink
GetAbout Australia has added the full rail timetables for intercity/interurban/regional NSW TrainLink services between Sydney and Newcastle & Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Illawarra and South Coast routes. In addition to finding these trips in the Journey Planner these routes are now also available as PDF timetables.
12th Dec 2021 - V/Line
From 12 Dec 2021 a new station at Goornong, north of Bendigo on the Echuca line, was brought into use. All V/Line trains to and from Echuca now serve this station, in addition to the existing bus services that continue to stop on the Midland Highway adjacent to the Newsagency.
23rd Aug 2021 - General Notice
GetAbout Australia introduces a new feature, the provision of regional timetables in PDF "sheet" form. This is a work in progress and new timetables will be introduced progressively. All sheets are A4 size but may appear as portrait or landscape. Simply follow the new link off the "Searches" page.
23rd Mar 2020 - General Notice
Due to travel restrictions in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including border closures, many services have been cancelled or amended. For up to date information always check with the operator before travelling.
19th Feb 2020 - V/Line
Late in 2019 Cobblebank station on the Ballarat line opened for business and additional services have been added to the Shepparton and Warrnambool lines.
19th Feb 2020 - NSW TrainLink
NSW TrainLink have quietly dropped a few of their trial coach services but are frequently adding new ones. Significantly they dropped the Newcastle-Tamworth and Wagga Wagga-Wodonga services after patronage failed to materialise, although the actual timetable was not very attractive. In September 2019 they added an additional daily "Bathurst Bullet" train (with an odd twist on Wednesdays) and an additional weekly Sydney-Griffith train.
19th Feb 2020 - Greyhound Australia
Greyhound Australia have further rationalised their network, quietly dropping their Darwin-Jabiru service in the last year.
19th Feb 2020 - General Notice
GetAbout Australia has had further enhancements added - specifically how transfers are displayed and over time this will allow up to 6 journey segments involving 5 transfers to be shown. An option has also been added to select a "from time" in the Journey Planner for more intensive routes and also pagination has been added to fix a bug where most browsers would time out when getting big data sets e.g. Melbourne-Geelong.

GetAbout Australia is also negotiating a collaboration with "Train Times" (the work of the late Victor Isaacs) with a view to both protecting that historical archive and presenting significant transport routes with a broadsheet timetable in PDF format. This will be a "work in progress" for some months to come.
21st Jun 2019 - V/Line
V/Line is temporarily replacing trains with coach services between 24 Jun and 13 Jul 2019 on the Ballarat and Gippsland lines whilst upgrade works are undertaken. Journey times may be extended and services operate to different times during this period. Check with V/Line or PTV for up to date information.
1st Jul 2018 - V/Line
From 7 Apr 2018 Transwa have altered the Saturday and Sunday timings of the Australind service between Bunbury and Perth, allowing more time in both Bunbury and Perth for weekend travellers.
11th Jun 2018 - NSW TrainLink
NSW TrainLink are trialing new coach services between Tamworth and Port Macquarie, Newcastle and Dubbo; Bourke, Brewarrina and Dubbo; and improving connections between buses and coaches at Cootamundra to and from Young (effective 17 Jun). There are proposals to improve connections between Wagga Wagga and Albury; and between Goulburn, Sydney and Canberra later in 2018.
6th Mar 2018 - General Notice
From today some minor improvements have been made to GetAbout Australia. These include a new symbol indicating if connections are advertised by the operator (although not necessarily guaranteed) as distinct from GetAbout Australia suggestions. These changes will appear as timetables are updated. To assist with readability, services that have two types of services included in the one itinerary (such as local train to intercity coach between Melbourne and Lancefield) will now have the transfer location highlighted in the summary table. Searches for services between two localities considered to be in the same urban area will have additional comments added as these are not often accurate outcomes, GetAbout Australia shows predominantly regional routes rather than urban/suburban routes. Additional information for major city airports has been added. Finally a problem with calculating total travel times across different time zones has been corrected (all times shown are local).
14th Aug 2017 - V/Line
From 27 Aug 2017 V/Line will introduce a new timetable. Some alterations have been made in GetAbout Australia to reflect the new timetable, but with final edits not available until late September. Please check their website for altered arrangements.
27th Jul 2017 - Queensland Rail Travel
From 28 Aug 2017 Queensland Rail Travel will make minor alterations to their Brisbane-Rockhampton (including connecting coach RailBus) services following the return of all of the regular Tilt Train equipment. The Diesel Replacement service will cease to operate from this date.
7th Jul 2017 - Goldrush Tours
Timetabled coach services provided by Goldrush Tours between Kalgoorlie and Laverton (WA) have now been added to GetAbout Australia.
30th Jun 2017 - Goldrush Tours
TransWA have announced that from 3 Jul 2017 the enhanced AvonLink services trial will cease and the AvonLink train services will revert back to the pre-trial timetable of 10 services per week (with MerredinLink reverting to 6 services a week). The new arrangements have been updated in GetAbout Australia.
19th Mar 2017 - Greyhound Australia
From late 2016 Greyhound Australia ceased to operate their Brisbane to Sydney via Tamworth service. The Tamworth-Brisbane segment has now been picked up by New England Coaches and their timetables will shortly appear in GetAbout Australia. The company also operate services between Tamworth and Coffs Harbour.
16th Mar 2017 - Greyhound Australia
From 16 Mar 2017 Greyhound Australia have further curtailed services ceasing operations past Miles from Brisbane. The town of Roma and beyond are now served only by Queensland Rail and Bus Queensland.
26th Feb 2017 - Firefly Express
From 1 Mar 2017 Firefly will no longer serve Footscray in suburban Melbourne. From an unknown date in the past Firefly moved the Melbourne-Adelaide daylight service forward approximately one hour to now depart Melbourne at 07:00 daily.
29th Jan 2017 - V/Line
From 29 Jan 2017 V/Line have made alterations to their regional train and coach services. Additional trains now operate between Melbourne and Maryborough, Shepparton, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Gippsland. Some coach services have been retimed to connect to additional train services. The new Caroline Springs station has opened on the Ballarat line. In addition V/Line have introduced Seymour-Alexandra coach services. Updates to all regular timetables have been made in GetAbout Australia.
1st Jan 2017 - General Notice
From today a new version of GetAbout Australia has been released - to be more user friendly on mobile devices. The look on web sites has had a minor revamp but the real changes occur when using your mobile device such as a phone or pad. The changes have been tested on a limited range of devices so if you experience any glaring errors please let us know through the Facebook forum. One known problem that shows up on certain Apple devices when using browsers such as Safari or Chrome prevents large data sets from rendering. For example, if you search for Melbourne location results or use the Journey Planner for searching Melbourne to Geelong you will see the browser wanting to reload the page. A fix is on its way but if you wish to use a workaround in the meantime we recommend the use of a browser called Puffin. This free application happily renders those results. You can also add the GetAbout Australia shorcut to your device (e.g. by using "Add to Home Screen" on Apple devices). Feedback is welcome, meantime enjoy the new experience!
25th Oct 2016 - Bus Queensland
From this date Bus Queensland has altered Townsville-Mount Isa services to include at least one run per week in each direction overnight. Service frequency remains at three services per week in each direction.
6th Apr 2016 - Queensland Rail Travel
With effect from 6 Apr 2016, Queensland Rail have changed the days of operation of the Townsville to Mount Isa "Inlander" service, thereby providing better connections with the "Spirit of Queensland" train. Actual times remain essentially unchanged.
8th Feb 2016 - V/Line
With effect from 4 Feb 2016 until at least mid-June 2016 V/Line have replaced a number of their train services with buses due to mechanical and track problems on the network. Approximately 85 daily services have been affected. Check with V/Line before travelling for the latest and temporary timetables. A new timetable that was expected to come into effect in late January 2016 has been delayed indefinitely.
3rd Apr 2016 - Greyhound Australia
From late 2015 Greyhound Australia have shortened some routes requiring a change of coach at an intermediate point to complete longer journeys. The most significant changes have been made to Sydney - Melbourne services, now requiring a change in Canberra; and Brisbane - Cairns requiring some changes in Townsville. There has been a general reduction in service frequency between Cairns and Brisbane and in the Sunshine Coast area. The direct Toowoomba - Gold Coast and Rockhampton - Biloela services have ceased. Since January 2016 the Brisbane - Sydney via Tamworth service has reverted to a daylight service with the Sydney - Brisbane service remaining an overnight trip. From 29 February 2016 Greyhound also ceased operating the remnant Adelaide - Mildura service due to low passenger numbers. There are now no longer any direct Adelaide - Mildura coach services.
10th Sep 2015 - Greyhound Australia
From 26 Sep 2015 Transwa are (again) reversing their Saturday only "AvonLink" Perth - Northam services. The morning service will again depart from Northam with the mid afternoon return from Perth.
7th Sep 2015 - Journey Beyond
After some initial fears, the iconic "Overland" rail service between Adelaide and Melbourne will continue to operate after the end of 2015. The service relies on partial funding from the South Australian and Victorian state governments. Great Southern have updated timetables for their "Indian Pacific" and "The Ghan" trains and this reflects their luxury train ride orientation in the market.
21st Jun 2015 - V/Line
From 21 Jun 2015, V/Line services between Melbourne and Geelong have switched to operating along the new Regional Rail Link via Wyndham Vale in lieu of the previous route via Werribee. There has been a total recast of Geelong services and these changes are now reflected in GetAbout Australia. From this date the two new stations at Tarneit and Wyndham Vale in Melbourne's south west have been added to the V/Line network. Passengers from Geelong to Werribee are now advised to change to a connecting bus service at Wyndham Vale, details are available on the PTV website.
15th May 2015 - Queensland Rail Travel
With effect from early 2015, Queensland Rail made alterations to their Westlander, Inlander and Spirit of the Outback train service offerings, mostly affecting accommodation and food services. From 15 Mar 2015 one set of the electric tilt trains operating between Brisbane and Rockhampton has been removed from service for overhaul and refurbishment and has been temporarily replaced by a slower train. Connecting RailBus services have been altered to reflect the different train timings.
6th Apr 2015 - Greyhound Australia
With effect from 5 Apr 2015, Greyhound Australia have made minor changes to routes and timings, usually associated with daylight saving. A significant change is the cessation of through services between Sydney and Melbourne, with connecting replacement services provided via Canberra. Greyhound have also introduced dedicated Wagga Wagga to Canberra services. They also appear to have ceased their code sharing arrangements with Firefly Coaches, which means they have effectively ceased to provide service between Adelaide and Melbourne.
21st Mar 2015 - Greyhound Australia
Transwa have made a number of minor changes to services over the previous months. The "AvonLink" service has been completely recast with a number of additional services on weekdays and from later in March 2015 day returns from Perth to Northam at weekends. The "MerredinLink" train service has been cut from three per week to only weekly but "Prospector" services have been augmented. With this timetable comes the return of additional stops at Hines Hill and Koolyanobbing. Coach services to Geraldton have been revised and augmented with additional coastal services. An extra coach service now runs between Albany and Ravensthorpe and services for Collie have been altered.
19th Mar 2015 - Greyhound Australia
From 1 Dec 2014 Transwa reorganised their "AvonLink" and "MerredinLink" train services. "AvonLink" services were increased from one service in each direction per day to as many as three on certain weekdays. The thrice weekly "MerredinLink" was reduced to weekly operation on Wednesday only. It was originally announced that "AvonLink" would be discontinued and replaced by more frequent bus services, but that decision was reversed and the service enhanced. On 25 Apr 2015 the Saturday only service will be reversed from being a day return from Northam, to become a day return from Perth.
14th Jan 2015 - TbX Transborder Express
Transborder Express quietly dropped their Surfborder services between Canberra and Ulladulla. Only Transborder services between Canberra and Yass are shown in GetAbout Australia.
12th Jan 2015 - Premier Motor Service
From an unknown date in 2014, Premier Motor Service have quietly dropped their Eden - Melbourne operation. The coach services still operate to the same schedules but only between Sydney and Eden and vice versa.
6th Jan 2015 - Pursers Coaches
Brisbane Bus Lines ceased to operate Brisbane and later Caboolture to Murgon coach services with effect from 29 Nov 2014. These services are now provided by Pursers Coaches of Murgon and will be updated in GetAbout Australia shortly.
30th Dec 2014 - NSW TrainLink
From 26 Dec 2014 NSW TrainLink ceased to operate train services past Broadmeadow toward Newcastle. Passengers wishing to travel to the centre of Newcastle are now required to transfer to a bus connection, with journey time increasing an average of 20 minutes. These changes apply to trains from both the Sydney and Maitland direction. From 5 Jan 2015 the line should be reinstated as far as Hamilton on the Newcastle stub. New timetables effective 5 Jan show the bus connections (Route 110) and passengers must allow 20 minutes transit and connection time from central Newcastle to Hamilton (previously about 6 minutes). This improvement in public transport is designed to allow the reconstruction of the future terminus of Wickham and a light rail connection to central Newcastle to be opened sometime in 2016 or later. Passengers who find this arrangement inconvenient should make their views known to the NSW Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian.
30th Dec 2014 - Greyhound Australia
From 31 Dec 2014, Greyhound Australia will cease to operate certain services in Queensland, with responsibility for affected services mainly passing to Bus Queensland.
23rd Dec 2014 - Bus Queensland
From 1 Jan 2015 Bus Queensland introduce or take over government-subsidised long distance coach service routes in regional Queensland previously operated by Greyhound Australia. Most will operate as per their previous arrangements and timetables.
1st Sep 2014 - Queensland Rail Travel
From 13 Oct 2014 Queensland Rail Travel will introduce new timings for almost all their long distance train and connecting road coach services. There are some modifications to on-board facilities on the Spirit of the Outback train service. From mid-December the full Spirit of Queensland train service between Brisbane and Cairns comes into effect. From the end of December the Sunlander will no longer operate between Brisbane and Cairns (having been replaced by the Spirit of Queensland services).
27th Aug 2014 - General Notice
On Sunday 20 Jul 2014 a new light rail service commenced operation on the Gold Coast of Queensland, serving a 13km route from Southport to Broadbeach. Travellers can now catch Queensland Rail city services to Gold Coast stations and transfer to buses then onto the GoldLinQ services to complete their journey. In the future it is hoped the line will be extended to one of the hinterland railway stations to remove the need to change twice.
26th Aug 2014 - NSW TrainLink
On 3 Jul 2014, the NSW Minister for Transport (Gladys Berejiklian) announced that rail services between the Newcastle suburb of Wickham and the Newcastle CBD station would be truncated to Wickham from 26 Dec 2014. Pending the removal of the railway track into the CBD and the construction of a new interchange at Wickham the railway service will actually be truncated to Broadmeadow or Hamilton pending works being completed at the end of 2016. Broadmeadow is 5km from the city and travellers are expected to undertake a bus ride to complete their journeys. No details are available about the replacement bus service. Sometime in the future (after the interchange is completed) the railway is supposed to be replaced by a light rail link, but no announcement of plans to complete this work has yet been made. This ill thought out proposal will severely inconvenience commuters and visitors to the city centre leaving the second largest city in NSW without a rail service. Whether the closure actually takes place may hinge on the outcome of investigations by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, which has already seen the departure of two state government politicians from the Newcastle area, as well as the former Lord Mayor of Newcastle.
26th Aug 2014 - Buses R Us
With effect from 7 Jun 2014, Buses-R-Us have suspended their Broken Hill-Mildura and return twice weekly coach service, probably due to falling demand. There are no longer any services operating between these two locations.
26th Aug 2014 - NSW TrainLink
From 30 Jun 2014 NSW TrainLink have rerouted their Canberra-Bombala and return coach services to run via Jindabyne in lieu of Nimmitabel. The village of Nimmitabel still sees daily service provided by the Canberra-Eden coach.
6th Jul 2014 - Integrity Coach Lines
From today, GetAbout Australia includes the services of Western Australian coach operator Integrity Coach Lines. This operator services the north-west of WA and replace the route previously served by Greyhound Australia.
10th Jun 2014 - Greyhound Australia
Effective 10 Jun 2014, Greyhound have dropped their four day per week through service Adelaide to Sydney via Mildura and Wagga Wagga. From that date Greyhound introduced a daily Adelaide to Mildura service.
10th May 2014 - Greyhound Australia
Stonestreets Toowoomba Transit Coaches discontinued their Brisbane-Toowoomba Express coach service effective 28 Feb 2012. From 1 Mar 2012 Greyhound Australia took over their passenger list.
10th May 2014 - Greyhound Australia
Greyhound Australia discontinued their direct Brisbane-Melbourne service with effect 8 Mar 2013.
6th Apr 2014 - V/Line
With the introduction into operation of a section of the Regional Rail Link works between Melbourne and Werribee, since 27 Jan 2014 Geelong trains no longer stop at North Melbourne, but all now stop at Footscray. There has been some minor alterations to timings as a result. The Mon-Fri evening Melbourne-Warrnambool service has been retimed some 16 minutes later and the preceding local service now provides better connections for onward journeys from Geelong.
22nd Mar 2014 - General Notice
Welcome to the latest update of GetAbout Australia. It may look the same but there are enhanced viewing options for the three search types and some bugs have been fixed for journey searches. Feedback is always welcome, and is now available via Facebook (link via our Forums page) or via email to the publisher.
20th Mar 2014 - Greyhound Australia
Greyhound Australia continue to pare back their system and services. The latest casualties have included Emerald to Mackay (Qld) and Brisbane to Melbourne via the inland route. These join the dropping of Perth to Broome (WA) services earlier in 2013. Greyhound are introducing a new fleet of coaches which include the provision of on-board Wi-Fi and more comfortable leather seats.
22nd Dec 2013 - NSW TrainLink
From 16 Dec 2013, as a result of Brindabella Airlines going into receivership with flights remaining suspended indefinitely, NSW TrainLink have put alternative transport arrangements in place for affected communities in Moree, Narrabri, Cobar and Mudgee. These services will link customers with the nearest alternative airports. Customers wishing to book a seat on the special coaches should contact NSW TrainLink on 132 232 before making onward airline bookings. The replacement services include two daily return coaches between Moree, Narrabri and Tamworth to connect customers with flights in and out of Tamworth; two extra coaches between Cobar and Dubbo, complementing existing NSW TrainLink services; and, for Mudgee, customers are encouraged to catch NSW TrainLink services from Mudgee to Lithgow and Sydney.
22nd Dec 2013 - V/Line
From 22 Dec 2013 until 26 Jan 2014 V/Line have slowed some long distance trains (usually by a couple of minutes) resulting in slightly earlier departures from regional origins and slightly later arrivals into regional destinations. Trains affected include Warrnambool, Ararat, Maryborough, Swan Hill, Albury and Bairnsdale long distance services. From 28 Dec 2013 until 19 Jan 2014 Regional Rail Link works means many or all trains on the Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat routes will be replaced by buses. Please allow extra travel time and check with the operator for actual timetables.
16th Dec 2013 - Pursers Coaches
Brisbane Bus Lines announced their intention to cease their Brisbane - Murgon coach services with effect from 1 Feb 2014. Subsequently South Burnett Regional Council has brokered a deal with Brisbane Bus Lines to temporarily retain the coach service until 30 Jun 2014.
15th Dec 2013 - V/Line
From 15 Dec 2013 until 27 Jan 2014 V/Line will provide additional coach services between Geelong and Lorne and Apollo Bay to cater for additional demand. Services depart Apollo Bay 06:05 (Mon-Sat), 06:50 (Sun), 09:30 (Daily), 14:30 (Mon-Fri), 14:45 (Sat-Sun) and 16:35 (Daily). Services depart Lorne 06:55 (Mon-Sat), 07:40 (Sun), 08:25 (Daily), 10:20 (Daily), 13:32 (Daily), 15:20 (Mon-Fri), 15:35 (Sat-Sun) and 17:25 (Daily). Services depart Geelong 06:50 (Daily)(to Lorne only), 10:15 (Daily), 11:15 (Daily)(to Lorne only), 12:05 (Daily), 15:15 (Daily), 17:40 (Mon-Fri), 19:50 (Sat), 20:20 (Sun) and 21:15 (Fri)(to Lorne only). Check with the operator for intermediate timings and stopping places.
4th Dec 2013 - V/Line
Transwa have announced the continuation of the AvonLink and MerredinLink train services until at least 30 Jun 2014. These services were originally due to cease operation at the end of 2013 due to falling patronage. The cessation of a limited number of coach services will still go ahead, although Transwa have announced a replacement operation for the Collie/Boyup Brook service.
21st Oct 2013 - V/Line
Trains resumed operation between Melbourne and Bairnsdale from 31 Oct 2013. Services had previously resumed beyond Traralgon to Sale from 21 Oct 2013. Trains on this route beyond Traralgon had been suspended since 25 March 2013 amidst concerns about activation of level crossing warning equipment.
21st Oct 2013 - NSW TrainLink
The new times for NSW TrainLink changes effective from 20 Oct 2013 have been fully updated in GetAbout Australia.
12th Oct 2013 - Queensland Rail Travel
Queensland Rail have announced that the Tilt Train Services between Brisbane and Cairns will be renamed "Spirit of Queensland" with effect from 28 Oct 2013. However a new timetable using the existing "Tilt Train" name came into effect on 2 Sep 2013. The new train name will use this timetable from the date of its inception on 28 Oct. It is notable that the southbound service will take one hour longer than the current service. From 28 Oct the train also introduces the use of "RailBed" seats that convert to a lie-flat bed for overnight use, similar in styling to a long haul flight business class pod. Also from 2 Sep the Rockhampton and Bundaberg Tilt Trains had their frequency reduced or days altered.
12th Oct 2013 - Queensland Rail Travel
Transwa have announced a number of changes to services from 30 Dec 2013. On that date some six coach services and two train services will cease to operate. The AvonLink train between Northam and Perth is to be replaced with a road coach service, which will operate twice as often as the current train. The MerredinLink service will be incorporated into the Prospector service and timetable which are still yet to be finalised, but will stop at all current MerredinLink service destinations. From the same date six Transwa regional road coach services will stop operating: Boxwood Hill to Bremer Bay, Hopetoun to Ravensthorpe, Quairading to Narembeen, Albany to Ravensthorpe, Northam to Mukinbudin and Bunbury to Collie to Boyup Brook. Related changes to timetables are yet to be finalised.
14th Sep 2013 - Greyhound Australia
A review of Greyhound Australia services indicates they discontinued their Perth-Broome service on 8 March 2013. The Greyhound Australia service between Broome and Katherine/Darwin continues. Since 2 May 2013 Integrity Coach Lines have started operating a twice weekly service on this route.
1st Jul 2013 - NSW TrainLink
From 1 Jul 2013, NSW TrainLink is the replacement entity to operate regional train and coach services that were formerly provided by CountryLink. It also took on the intercity services operating from the Sydney CBD previously operated by CityRail (now known as Sydney Trains). All NSW TrainLink services are provided by the NSW Government. NSW TrainLink operates to destinations across NSW and to Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne, through an extensive train and coach network. It has now added intercity services, for commuters and other travellers who need fast, efficient connections to Sydney. This change will be updated in GetAbout Australia with the new timetable expected to come into effect in Oct 2013.
16th May 2013 - Journey Beyond
Great Southern have announced that as from 7 Aug 2013 they will cease to operate their mid-week (Wed, Thu) Overland service from Adelaide and Melbourne respectively. Service on other days will continue to operate as usual. GSR had previoulsy announced that The Ghan will only operate once per fortnight during December and January.
25th Mar 2013 - V/Line
From 25 Mar 2013 until further notice V/Line are not operating trains between Traralgon and Bairnsdale. Special timetables are in force. Due to level crossing safety concerns between Traralgon and Sale, coaches will replace Bairnsdale trains until further notice. Trains will operate as normal between Traralgon and Melbourne. The suspension of trains is precautionary while an engineering investigation is undertaken.
25th Nov 2012 - NSW TrainLink
From 25 Nov 2012, the twice daily XPT service between Melbourne and Sydney now calls at Seymour and Broadmeadows in Victoria. The timings for all other stations remain unaltered.
18th Nov 2012 - V/Line
From 18 Nov 2012 Sunbury has been served by electrified train services operated by Metro Trains (MTM). As a result V/Line have altered train service on the Bendigo line and V/Line services no longer call at Diggers Rest. A number of services, including the flagship 16:54 train have been slowed by periods of up to 13 minutes compared to the previous timetable.
21st Oct 2012 - Sydney Trains
From 21 Oct 2012, CityRail introduced a new passenger service between Sydney and Bathurst. Operated using refurbished Endeavour sets, the trains provide a day return service between Bathurst and Sydney.
14th Oct 2012 - V/Line
From this date the 12:00 Melbourne to Albury and the 12:45 Albury to Melbourne train have been replaced until further notice by road coaches. Normal service should resume as soon as the Australian Rail Track Corporation has finished track upgrades.
7th Oct 2012 - Greyhound Australia
With the introduction of daylight saving time, a number of Greyhound Australia schedules have been altered. These will be progressively updated in GetAbout Australia.
23rd Oct 2012 - General Notice
Following problems with hacking, the updated site has been re-opened. A new feature means searches can now be performed by using predictive text or selecting from a list.
19th Aug 2012 - V/Line
From 4 Jun 2012, V/Line extended additional services from Lakes Entrance to Orbost and Marlo. At around the same time, Snowy River Bus Lines ceased to advertise services - these schedules are now operated under the V/Line banner.
14th May 2012 - Busways
Since January 2012 Busways have discontinued their express service between Taree and Sydney via Forster. They still continue to provide a connection to and from CountryLink and CityRail trains at Newcastle serving the Great Lakes and Taree areas.
19th Apr 2012 - V/Line
V/Line have again revised timings on many lines and these will be progressively updated in GetAbout Australia. From 22 April 2012 the third and final return V/Line service between Melbourne and Albury is introduced. Times and coach connections have been updated in GetAbout Austrailia.
1st Apr 2012 - Greyhound Australia
Daylight saving ends in Australia, with new timetables issued by some operators including Greyhound Australia. These are being progressively updated in GetAbout Australia.
20th Feb 2012 - South West Coach Lines
From February 2012 Veolia Transport trading as South West Coach Lines has chosen to no longer promote its school services and associated positioning services to the general public. This means there are no longer advertised services to Nannup. South West are extending their range of services to and from Perth Airport with the addition of an early morning FIFO connection for a trial period commencing 1 May 2012.
20th Feb 2012 - SeaSA
From late February 2012, ferry services operated by Sea SA Pty Ltd resumed operation. The company took delivery of its new passenger and vehicle catamaran "Aurora V" in mid February and regular service between Wallaroo and Lucky Bay commenced shortly thereafter. The service has no advertised connections to it at either terminal although regular coach services operate between Adelaide and Wallaroo.
4th Dec 2011 - V/Line
From 30 Oct 2011, V/Line introduced a second round-trip between Melbourne and Albury in lieu of the temporary coach service north of Seymour. From 4 Dec 2011 a number of changes have been made to trains on the Geelong/Warrnambool, Ballarat/Ararat and Maryborough lines, as well as some connecting coach services. This will be updated in GetAbout Australia shortly. Also on 4 Dec 2011 trains on the Maryborough line started to service the reopened station at Clunes.
15th Oct 2011 - NSW TrainLink
From 23 Oct 2011, CountryLink will introduce a number of small changes to services mostly in the north and west, especially where services connect with CityRail trains. These changes, detailed on the CountryLink website, will be shown in GetAbout Australia from that date.
17th Sep 2011 - V/Line
V/Line have announced an additional 85 services per week on the Ballarat route will serve Wendouree station from 9 October 2011. All train times remain the same on the Ballarat line, except with the addition of the new Wendouree services. GetAbout Australia will include the new times shortly.
10th Sep 2011 - South West Coach Lines
In November 2007 Veolia acquired South West Coach Lines in Western Australia. A number of changes to services have taken place and these are now reflected in updates to GetAbout Australia.
27th Jun 2011 - Kyneton Bus Lines
From this time, all Kyneton Bus Lines services that were operated for V/Line (covering Lancefield and district) are now integrated as wholly V/Line services. Services for Kyneton Bus Lines are no longer shown in GetAbout Australia.
20th Jun 2011 - General Notice
Welcome to the "new look" GetAbout Australia website! As well as refreshing the look, it is hoped that more reliable searches will eventuate from changes to some processes at the backend. Existing functionality is retained and the summary table of in the Journey Planner contains more detail. Please feel free to email any comments or suggestions by using our "Contact" link.
6th Jun 2011 - V/Line
V/Line train services will return to Albury and Wodonga on Sunday 26 June. Due to continuing ARTC track work V/Line will only be able to partially return services until the end of 2011. Two train services will operate from Sunday 26 June: the 06:35 Albury to Melbourne Southern Cross; and the 12:00 (noon) Melbourne Southern Cross to Albury. Rail replacement buses will continue to operate all other services until they are progressively returned following the completion of track work. New timetables will be available for download from V/Line on Wednesday 22 June. Times will be updated in GetAbout Australia as soon as possible. The old Wodonga Station (at Elgin Street) will continue to be open until the arrival/departure of the last service on Friday 24 June. V/Line will move to the new Wodonga Station (located at Moloney Drive) from Saturday 25 June. Rail replacement bus services will arrive, and depart, from the new Wodonga Station from Saturday 25 June and will no longer serve the old station.
8th May 2011 - V/Line
From Sunday 8 May 2011, V/Line have changed all their intercity train and coach timetables. There are additional services on some routes. GetAbout Australia is being progressively updated with the new information, check with V/Line for the latest times.
11th Apr 2011 - Journey Beyond
From 11 Apr 2011 the Overland train now calls at Stawell. V/Line passengers can travel between Melbourne and Nhill at V/Line fares and now have a greater number of seats available to them.
4th Apr 2011 - NSW TrainLink
From 4 April - 17 June 2011 CountryLink connecting coach services and the Dubbo XPT and Broken Hill Xplorer will operate to amended schedules due to trackwork. Details of the amendments can be found under "trackwork" and "service changes" on the CountryLink website.
3rd Apr 2011 - General Notice
A reminder that services affected by daylight saving have altered times from 3 Apr 2011. Timetables for Greyhound Australia have been updated.
12th Feb 2011 - NSW TrainLink
From Sunday 13 February 2011, CountryLink coaches travelling to and from Lismore will make an additional stop in the town centre at the Transit Centre on Molesworth Street, as well as Lismore Station on Union Street. In addition, the daily Casino–Gold Coast service, departing Casino at 04:10, will now stop at Lismore providing a day return service to the Gold Coast. This will result in some Brisbane - Casino services departing up to 10 minutes earlier than currently timetabled.
12th Feb 2011 - V/Line
V/Line advise that all passenger services were back to normal by early February following extensive flooding in northern and western Victoria, although some freight lines are still under repair.
12th Feb 2011 - Queensland Rail Travel
While most Queensland Rail lines are open, there is still repair work being undertaken on rail links affected by flooding and Cyclone Yasi. At present, the line from Townsville to Cairns remains closed with extensive repairs required, it is not expected to reopen until late February. Sunlander and Cairns Tilt Train services will commence and terminate in Townsville. Customers travelling to and from stations north of Townsville will be transferred by road coach. The Spirit of the Outback service is operating to Emerald with coach replacement for customers travelling further west. The Toowoomba line (affecting the Westlander) is not expected to reopen until April.
12th Feb 2011 - V/Line
From 14 Feb 2011 V/Line introduces an additional Geelong - Colac coach service with connections from Melbourne. This provides 4 departures on weekdays from Melbourne and Geelong to Colac, the additional coach departs Geelong at 17:30 connecting with the 16:13 train from Melbourne Southern Cross.
27th Jan 2011 - Queensland Rail Travel
Queensland Rail advise that following the devastating floods in South East Queensland and in coastal regions, some long distance rail and coach services will be disrupted until mid March 2011. Check with Queensland Rail for updates on changes to services including coach substitutions.
18th Jan 2011 - NSW TrainLink
From 14 Jan to 18 Jan 2011, flooding disrupted services in the far north coast areas of NSW. From 15 Jan 2011, flooding caused coach services west of Cobar NSW (to Broken Hill) to be cancelled until 23 Jan 2011. Please check with CountryLink for further updates.
18th Jan 2011 - Journey Beyond
Since 3 Jan 2011, Great Southern have altered the timing of the "Overland" service in both directions between Adelaide and Melbourne. The most significant change was to bring forward the Saturday departure from Melbourne to 08:05, bringing it into line with departures on other days.
16th Jan 2011 - V/Line
V/Line advise that some disruption to services in central and western Victoria is occuring due to flooding. Please check their website for updates.
12th Jan 2011 - General Notice
Due to extensive flooding in South East Queensland and in coastal regions, most long distance rail and coach services in these areas have been cancelled or extensively disrupted since 1 Jan 2011. Check with operators for updates.
10th Oct 2010 - NSW TrainLink
From Sunday 10 Oct 2010 minor changes were made to a few services by CountryLink. These have been updated in GetAbout Australia.
22nd Sep 2010 - V/Line
A new timetable affecting V/Line services on the Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Warrnambool, Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines will be introduced on Sunday, 10 October 2010. The times of some connecting road coaches will also change. The changes are being made to align V/Line trains with Melbourne suburban operator Metro Trains. Most services to or from Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Trarlagon will depart or arrive at their destination within three to 10 minutes of their current scheduled time. Warrnambool and Bairnsdale lines have more significant changes, with some services departing up to 20 minutes earlier, or arriving at their destinations later. Changes will appear in GetAbout Australia from 10 October, or you can download updated timetables from V/Line from 27 September.
19th Sep 2010 - Greyhound Australia
From 27 Sep 2010 Greyhound Australia further reduces frequency on the Adelaide - Sydney route from 5 per week to 4 per week, with the dropping of the Saturday departure in both directions.
12th Sep 2010 - NSW TrainLink
From 13 Sep 2010 all north-west Xplorer services will resume their normal operating timetable, however due to track maintenance being carried out by the Australian Rail Track Corporation, services may experience delays of between 20 and 30 minutes. XPT train services between Albury and Melbourne will also recommence on 13 Sep 2010. While ARTC carries out further remedial works, trains will encounter short delays from speed restrictions on track in Victoria.
5th Sep 2010 - Greyhound Australia
From 6 Sep 2010 Greyhound Australia discontinues servicing Coolangatta Airport. Later in September adjustments are being made to the timing of Brisbane - Mount Isa services and Mackay - Townsville/Cairns services.
22nd Aug 2010 - Australia Wide Coaches
Recently Greyhound Australia have added Orange - Sydney to their stable of routes with an interline agreement to promote the express service of Australia Wide Coaches. Australia Wide purchased the coach operations of the Selwood group on 19 Dec 2009. Other parts of Selwoods operations were purchased by Orange Buslines.
22nd Aug 2010 - Greyhound Australia
From 29 Aug 2010, service GX443 Brisbane - Cairns is accelerated by 35 minutes beyond Pialba (Hervey Bay) by dropping the stop at Bundaberg. Services GX660 and GX661 between Perth and Broome reduce to thrice weekly.
17th Aug 2010 - Greyhound Australia
Greyhound Australia continue to reduce frequency on many of their long distance services. From 22 Jun 2010 Services between Adelaide and Sydney went from daily to six days and from 29 Aug 2010 this will reduce further to five days (not Tue and Fri from the starting points).
9th Aug 2010 - NSW TrainLink
From 8 Aug 2010 until further notice, CountryLink suspended all trains between Melbourne and Albury, to allow trackwork to be carried out. Substitute coaches will operate between these points to times similar to train times. Check with CountryLink for amended service times.
6th Aug 2010 - NSW TrainLink
From 6 Aug 2010 until 15 Aug 2010, CountryLink XPT services between Sydney and Melbourne will run to amended temporary timetables whilst trackwork is undertaken. Trains will generally operate later than the normal timetable. Please contact CountryLink for details of the amended timetables.
25th Jul 2010 - V/Line
In addition to minor changes to stopping patterns and times in Maryborough (Vic) associated with the introduction of train services to that city, the 06:50 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat) coach service from Donald to Ballarat via Maryborough will now depart at 06:45. The 11:52 coach service from Geelong to Bendigo (Mon-Fri via Ballarat and Daylesford) will now depart at 11:40 and the 07:00 coach service from Bendigo to Geelong (Mon-Fri via Daylesford and Ballarat) will now depart at 06:45.
10th Jul 2010 - Queensland Rail Travel
From 1 Jul 2010 Queensland Rail was separated into two companies - Queensland Rail and QR National. Queensland Rail in partnership with TransLink will continue to operate Brisbane area suburban and interurban trains. They will also continue to operate long distance trains to regional areas under the Traveltrain banner.
10th Jul 2010 - SeaSA
SeaSA have indicated that they intend to have their car ferry operation back in service by early 2011. According to their web site the construction of the new ferry "Aurora" is well advanced. They are also looking to upgrade their end terminal facilities in time for the reopening.
9th Jul 2010 - V/Line
V/Line train services will return to Maryborough (Vic) on Sunday 25 July, with 14 services running every week between Maryborough and Melbourne (via Ballarat). Early morning departures will be made from Maryborough with mid-afternoon departures from Melbourne, providing a day return facility for users from Maryborough and Creswick. The station at Clunes will open later in 2010.
7th Jun 2010 - V/Line
From Wed 2 Jun 2010 Bunyip (Vic) station is temporarily closed whilst platform reconstruction work is undertaken. A shuttle bus operates between Bunyip (from stop adjacent to the supermarket) and Garfield (railway station). Departures from Bunyip are 10 minutes prior to normal train times. Passengers for Bunyip transfer to the bus at Garfield and should allow an extra 10 minutes travel time. Bunyip station is expected to re-open later this year.
6th Jun 2010 - V/Line
On 6 Jun 2010 V/Line made minor alterations to train services to the North East (Seymour)and Gippsland (Traralgon) areas. Times of some connecting coaches were also adjusted. From this date the times of the daily "Speedlink" coach service between Adelaide and Albury were also adjusted.
24th May 2010 - Greyhound Australia
From 24 May 2010 Greyhound Australia have rationalised service frequency on a number of routes and expanded or simplified code shares with Firefly Express. From 14 Jun 2010 services will operate at reduced frequency between Broome and Perth.
7th Apr 2010 - Greyhound Australia
Updates for the end of Daylight Saving in all states has been completed. Greyhound are also reducing frequency on a number of routes with this change of timetable.
28th Feb 2010 - NSW TrainLink
CountryLink have made minor alterations to their times for the Griffith Xplorer and certain Canberra services.
25th Feb 2010 - NSW TrainLink
Late in 2008 Fearnes Coaches was purchased by a new owner who announced the cessation of the loss-making Wagga Wagga to Sydney and return express coach services, effective 25 Feb 2009. These have now been removed from GetAbout Australia. Local bus services in Wagga Wagga are now operated under the name Busabout Wagga Wagga by the new owner. New timetables came into effect from 2 Nov 2009.
8th Feb 2010 - NSW TrainLink
From 8 Feb 2010 Stonestreet's Coaches have absorbed the operations of the Toowoomba to Brisbane coach service formerly known as Toowoomba Transit Coaches. These services are now shown in GetAbout Australia. Stonestreet's expect to commence a direct Toowoomba - Brisbane Airport service in the near future.
8th Feb 2010 - NSW TrainLink
From 28 Feb 2010 CountryLink are amending the following train and coach times: The 6.58am Sydney to Griffith Xplorer service (Saturdays) will arrive Griffith 16 minutes later at 3.57pm. The Griffith to Sydney Xplorer service (Sundays) will depart Griffith at the earlier time of 7.25am. The midday Canberra to Sydney Xplorer service will depart Canberra at 11.55am daily to arrive in Sydney at 4.21pm. The 6.58am Sydney to Canberra Xplorer service will arrive Canberra 6 minutes later at 11.23am. The evening coach service Canberra to Eden will depart Nimmitable 5 minutes later at 7.15pm. The morning coach service from Eden to Canberra will depart Cooma 5 minutes later at 10.05am.
3rd Jan 2010 - NSW TrainLink
Transwa have altered departure times of the "Prospector" train service from Perth to allow additional loading time at Midland. All other times remain the same.
18th Dec 2009 - V/Line
V/Line have added extra services for Summer, between Geelong and Lorne/Apollo Bay. These services operate from 19 Dec 2009 until 31 Jan 2010.
8th Nov 2009 - NSW TrainLink
From 6 Dec 2009 CountryLink will enhance their Sydney - Canberra services by increasing frequency for certain trains.
8th Nov 2009 - General Notice
From 4 Oct 2009 a number of services that operate across different time zones where daylight saving is observed have had their times altered by operators. Please check departure times with operators when making enquiries or a reservation.
8th Nov 2009 - NSW TrainLink
From 11 Oct 2009 CountryLink have made a number of alterations to times for trains and connecting coach services especially on the North Coast route. These are progressively being updated in GetAbout Australia. Confirm times with CountryLink when making reservations.
8th Nov 2009 - SeaSA
From 23 Oct 2009, SeaSA have suspended their ferry services between Wallaroo and Lucky Bay (across the Spencer Gulf) due to unavailability of a ferry. A new ferry is expected to be delivered in 2010 and services resume.
8th Nov 2009 - V/Line
From 9 Nov 2009 V/Line have made a number of alterations to their coach services in the west, south west and south east regions of Victoria. From this date reservations on trains to and from Sale and Bairnsdale will no longer be required. Changes have also been made to the Speedlink service between Adelaide and Albury, with some stops removed and departure and arrival time changes.
19th Jul 2009 - V/Line
On 19 Jul 2009 V/Line made a number of alterations to their country train and coach services. This included a complete recast of services to and from Cowes and Inverloch. Services on the north east railway line between Seymour and Albury remain suspended whilst works progress on the upgrading of this line. A substitute coach service operates supplemented by CountryLink trains.
19th Jul 2009 - General Notice
GetAbout Australia have discontinued use of online forums until further notice due to spamming issues. It is expected that modified user forums will be reintroduced later in 2009.
29th May 2009 - V/Line
V/Line have announced adjustments to many regional train timetables on most lines from Sunday 19 Jul to coincide with a new metropolitan Connex schedule. The new timetable will operate on the Bendigo, Echuca, Swan Hill, Geelong, Warrnambool, Bairnsdale, Traralgon, Seymour and Shepparton lines. The changes will also affect coach services currently replacing trains to Albury during upgrade works. The majority of services remain unaffected, however some services will depart earlier, depart later, or have different stopping patterns.
28th May 2009 - Greyhound Australia
From 10 Jun 2009 Greyhound Australia will adjust all their Western Australian and many connecting Northern Territory service timetables.
23rd May 2009 - V/Line
On Sunday 14 Jun 2009 a new station will open at Wendouree, a suburb of Ballarat. The station is accessible from Gillies Street, with car parking off Learmonth Road. From this date a new timetable for Ballarat, Ararat and Wendouree trains will operate. It will mean some existing Ballarat train services will depart earlier or later or have different stopping patterns. The new station will be served by 11 weekday and 8 weekend services (including all current Ararat services).
4th May 2009 - Queensland Rail Travel
The Cairns Tilt Train returns to full service from Monday 4 May following formal notification by the Rail Safety Regulator that Queensland Rail has addressed all concerns raised about the safety of the train.
10th Apr 2009 - Queensland Rail Travel
Queensland Rail have announced cancellation of the Brisbane - Cairns Tilt Train service until further notice, due to safety issues. Intending passngers should contact QR for further advice on replacement services.
5th Apr 2009 - General Notice
From this date daylight saving in all timezones finishes. Some times and dates of operation may vary. Check with your service provider when confirming reservations.
7th Apr 2009 - Peninsula Coaches
Since around 11 Sep 2008, Yorke Peninsula Coaches have varied days of operation and made some timing changes to their mid north and Yorke Peninsula, South Australia coach services. These changes are now reflected in GetAbout Australia.
2nd Apr 2009 - LinkSA
Since about Nov 2008, the Murray Bridge Passenger Service, Barossa Valley Coaches and Coorong Coaches have been absorbed into the Australian Transit Enterprises (ATE) Group and rebranded LinkSA. Timetables remain largely unaltered.
15th Mar 2009 - Journey Beyond
Great Southern Rail frequency of operation of the "Indian Pacific" and "The Ghan" trains is reduced during periods of less demand. Dates of reduced operation are now shown in GetAbout Australia.
16th Feb 2009 - Journey Beyond
From 16 Feb 2009, Great Southern Rail have reintroduced Motorail on "The Overland" between Adelaide and Melbourne or vice versa. Passengers can take their cars with them on the train while they relax on the journey. For a limited time GSR are offering a couple of special fare deals with big savings off the regular prices for this service.
19th Feb 2009 - V/Line
All V/Line services have returned to normal following the devastating bushfires, except Mansfield buses. These will continue to operate with an altered stopping pattern until further notice. Contact V/Line for details.
8th Feb 2009 - V/Line
Due to bushfire damage, V/Line services along the Seymour and Warrnambool rail lines will be disrupted until Sunday 15 Feb 2009, with full service expected to resume from Monday 16 Feb. Mansfield coach services will be reduced and diverted until further notice. Please check the V/Line website for updates.
2nd Feb 2009 - SeaSA
From 17 Feb 2009 SeaSA will reduce their ferry service frequency between Wallaroo and Lucky Bay for their off-peak season. Between 2 Feb and 16 Feb some services are curtailed because of ferry maintenance requirements. Check with the operator for details. Recently, this operator has provided a Friday and Sunday return coach service between Adelaide and Port Lincon that utilizes the ferry between Wallaroo and Lucky Bay.
1st Feb 2009 - V/Line
Since 1 Feb 2009 V/Line has made minor timing alterations to Inverloch/Cowes weekday services and tweaked Canberra, Albury, Mulwala to Seymour midday replacement coach services. They have also added new Sale to Traralgon coach services in peak hours.
7th Dec 2008 - General Notice
General update to post changes for Greyhound, CountryLink and V/Line services on a progressive basis. Intending passengers are always reminded to confirm times of services with operators.
9th Nov 2008 - V/Line
New timetables have been issued by V/Line from today, mostly with minor stopping alterations. This date also saw temporary cessation of V/Line train services between Seymour (Vic) and Albury (NSW) whilst major works are undertaken on this line. A replacement coach service will operate until mid 2010. CountryLink trains continue to operate on this route and will convey limited numbers of V/Line passengers on their daytime services. V/Line also introduced a new night service 'Nightlink' between Adelaide and Melbourne.
5th Oct 2008 - Greyhound Australia
As well as making adjustments for daylight saving, Greyhound Australia have also changed services including: the introduction of some code shares with Firefly Express (Adelaide-Melbourne-Sydney); reducing frequencies on some routes; and adding Olympic Dam (SA) and Emerald (Qld).
16th Nov 2008 - General Notice
Since around 13 Nov our web site has returned to normal (following a transition in hosting arrangements). Because of the problems there will be delays in updating GetAbout Australia to reflect summer timetables for operators. Intending passengers are always encouraged to check final details with service operators.
29th Oct 2008 - General Notice
Our apologies for the failure of our search engine. Work is underway to correct the problems and normal service should resume shortly.
29th Oct 2008 - NSW TrainLink
From 13 Oct 2008, CountryLink commenced a temporary timetable in their southern region. Times will be progressively updated in GetAbout Australia.
20th Oct 2008 - Greyhound Australia
Greyhound Australia have altered a number of services from the beginning of daylight saving and these changes will be progressively updated in GetAbout Australia. From 20 Oct 2008 they began codeshare arrangements with Firefly Express for the overnight services between Adelaide and Melbourne.
14th Oct 2008 - V/Line
From 9 Nov 2008 V/Line will adjust a number of regional train and coach times. This date will also see the temporary closure of V/Line train services between Seymour and Albury whilst works take place to upgrade and convert this route to standard gauge. Countrylink trains will be conveying some V/Line passengers and other passengers will be accommodated on replacement coach services. It is expected that services will resume normal operations in 2010. Revised timetables are available from V/Line from 28 Oct 2008 and will be progressively updated in GetAbout Australia.
9th Oct 2008 - Premier Motor Service
The coach services previously operated by Kirklands between Lismore and Brisbane have now been updated to reflect their operation by Premier Motor Service.
9th Oct 2008 - Premier Motor Service
Since announcing on 11 Apr 2008, Kirklands Buslines have sold their Lismore to Brisbane express coach service to Premier Motor Service. All enquires in relation to this service can be directed to Premier Motor Service on telephone 13 34 10.
28th Sep 2008 - Greyhound Australia
Daylight saving time starts in the Eastern states of Australia earlier than previously - Sunday 5 October 2008. A number of services affected, such as those provided by Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Services, have not yet been updated in GetAbout Australia. Customers should confirm schedules when booking.
24th Sep 2008 - Buses R Us
Added Buses R Us small coach services Broken Hill - Adelaide, Broken Hill - Mildura to GetAbout Australia. Removed references to Junction Tours of Dareton.
11th Sep 2008 - Peninsula Coaches
Yorke Peninsula Coaches have updated their timetables, indicating they now operate all "Copper Coast" services that were previously operated by Premier Stateliner. There has been some modification to their local Peninsula schedules including a reduction in service to Point Turton.
8th Sep 2008 - Peninsula Coaches
The "Australind" train morning services are to be operated by coach Mon to Fri from 8 Sep 2008 until Jun 2009. Weekend, Christmas break and public holiday services are operated by trains to the normal timetables.
20th Aug 2008 - Stateliner
From 20 Aug 2008 Premier Stateliner have revised most of their timetables and dropped some routes passing them to Yorke Peninsula Coaches or Greyhound Australia. As at 23 Aug 2008 Yorke Peninsula Coaches have not updated their timetables to reflect additional services to the Yorke Peninsula and Balaklava, so check with them as to service status (Phone: 08 8821 2755). Premier Stateliner has reduced service frequency between Adelaide and Mount Gambier and Whyalla. The overnight services to Port Lincoln have been discontinued and services to Ceduna have been reduced from daily and now require a change of coach at Port Augusta. Services to Roxby Downs have been cancelled, meaning this town no longer has any regularly scheduled services. Operations to the northern Flinders Ranges were cancelled some time ago, resulting in there being no scheduled services north of Quorn.
17th Aug 2008 - South West Coach Lines
Added South West Coach Lines express and local services between Perth and south west Western Australian destinations including Bunbury, Collie, Manjimup and Busselton.
11th Aug 2008 - South West Coach Lines
From 11 Aug 2008, Transwa "Prospector" train services that were being replaced by coach services will return to normal operations and times. The essential trackwork is now complete.
11th Jul 2008 - Murrays Coaches
Added Murrays Coaches express services between Canberra and Sydney, Thredbo and Narooma.
27th Apr 2008 - V/Line
From 27 Apr 2008 V/Line have retimed some country services and introduced additional services on busier routes.
27th Apr 2008 - Journey Beyond
From late April 2008 Great Southern Rail have renamed their Adelaide Keswick Terminal to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal, Richmond Road, Keswick, and completed a renovation of the facility.
4th Mar 2008 - TbX Transborder Express
Since 4 Feb 2008 the Canberra-Narooma 'Surfborder' service ceased to operate and the Canberra-Batemans Bay/Ulladulla services have been retimed. A new Yass-Canberra timetable commenced on 7 Jan 2008.
2nd Mar 2008 - V/Line
A temporary timetable for V/Line services in the Melbourne - Albury corridor was introduced from 25 Feb 2008 until further notice. This is to allow extra time for slow running due to track conditions. For operational reasons, some train services are curtailed at Wangaratta with a substitute coach for remaining sectors. Countrylink services in the same corridor are unaffected.
1st Mar 2008 - V/Line
Since 29 Oct 2007 until 1 Aug 2008, due to essential trackwork, some Transwa "Prospector" train services will be replaced by Coach services, operating to the same times as existing trains.
26th Feb 2008 - Greyhound Australia
Since about 28 Oct 2007, Suncoast Pacific has merged its operations with Greyhound Australia. Greyhound continue to operate local services between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
22nd Feb 2008 - SeaSA
Added SeaSA Wallaroo - Lucky Bay ferry service. Operates 3 times per day weekdays, less at weekends. From 20 Mar operates 4 times per day with less at weekends.
9th Feb 2008 - McHarrys - Bellarine Transit
* Service changes updated for new timetable from 29 Jan 2008.
* Geelong to Leopold and vice versa search results no longer displayed as Leopold is now considered to be a Geelong suburban service. Go to McHarrys web site for details (Routes 75-79).
* Since 28 Dec 2007 the Colac to Apollo Bay and vice versa bus service no longer operates.
14th Dec 2007 - General Notice
From today GetAbout Australia will be using our new site - new graphics, backgrounds and new features. Enjoy!
2nd Sep 2007 - Pursers Coaches
Added Brisbane Bus Lines services to GetAbout Australia.
2nd Sep 2007 - Pursers Coaches
Added Fearnes services to GetAbout Australia.
1st Aug 2007 - V/Line
The Craigieburn rail electrification and other maintenance works on the Seymour line have now been completed. Coaches will no longer replace train services at weekends between Melbourne and Seymour/Shepparton. Current timetables will be effective until 29 September after which a timetable change will add extra weekend services. Changes from 23 Jul 2007 have now been implemented in GetAbout Australia.
1st Aug 2007 - Queensland Rail Travel
From Friday 15 Jun 2007 full Tilt Train service has resumed between Brisbane and Cairns. There are again 3 services per week in each direction. The Sunlander service terminating at Townsville has been discontinued. The Tilt Train between Brisbane and Rockhampton is retimed so most places will see earlier departure and arrival times. From Saturday 16 Jun 2007 the Inlander train from Townsville to Mount Isa will leave 1 hour and 30 minutes later than previously scheduled to improve connections. Changes have been implemented in GetAbout Australia.

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