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Westbus History

Westbus is an experienced, safe and reliable bus and coach company servicing the school bus routes in Northern Tasmania from Westbury to Prospect. Westbus also has coaches and buses for hire

Grant & JanIn 1987 Grant Bingley purchased his first large coach, delivering school children to Westbury and Hagley Primary Schools. Over the next 20 years Grant’s business developed into a six bus fleet delivering to Westbury Primary School, Hagley Farm School and Prospect High School. In 2008 Westbus was established and a bus depot was purchased, what is known to locals as the “Gemstone” shed at 61-63 Meander Valley Rd, Westbury.

Jan Bingley worked with her parents in their family business for 10 years before buying the company, Loone’s Rural Services in 2000. Since then Jan has managed the business and now spends most of her time working in Westbus administration and driving occasionally. Jan’s parents, Bob & Olive Loone have had school buses since 1975 and Jan first learnt to drive a large bus at the age of 21 in a twinsteer Bedford bus.


Do You Need A GreenCard ?

Parents with Concession Cards may be eligible for Free Passes for their children.  These students will need to have a Student Greencard For Free Travel on a fare paying bus.

Greencards are not required any longer for fare paying students.

Free Travel entitlements

If you are eligible or think you may be eligible for free travel, please visit Greencard Application.   Greencards with a large EXPIRY date printed on the reverse means the student has FREE travel.

Any full-time student who: is less than 18 years of age or turning 18 during the school year is eligible.