Department of State GrowthTransport

Changes to bus services

Bus routes and timetables are changing in Southern Tasmania and the West Coast following a detailed review of existing services by the Department of State Growth.

Operators including Metro, Tassielink, Redline and O’Driscoll Derwent Valley Link will provide the services for different regions as contracted by State Growth.

Across the Southern Tasmanian bus network changes that commenced on 20 January 2019 have introduced significant improvements with increased frequency and reach of services to major towns outside of Hobart. Sunday services have also been introduced in many areas where none existed.

A small number of underutilised routes accessed by only a handful of passengers are unviable and have been discontinued or reduced to school term only services, meaning the buses can be redeployed to higher-demand routes. The changes deliver an improved public transport network that provides better access to employment, education and services and improves the overall social connectivity of Tasmanians.

Further changes will come into effect on the West Coast on 10 March 2019.

More information on the changes can be accessed using the links below.

Changes to bus services in Southern Tasmania and the East Coast

Changes to bus services in the North West and West Coast

Changes to bus services in Northern Tasmania