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Bus Operator Positions

Put yourself in the Driver's Seat


Full time, Part Time & Casual positions

•    Are you a safe, confident and experienced driver looking to become a professional driver?

•    Do you enjoy being out and about, providing front line customer services to the public?


State Transit is the largest bus transport provider in Australia and offers fantastic opportunities to forge ahead in a modern and secure work environment.  Getting on board at the driver level is an excellent grounding for a long and successful career.


Permanent and traineeship bus operator positions are available.  Benefits include good pay and conditions including a free travel pass for Government transport services, a staff uniform and a range of work options i.e. full time, part time or casual hours of work. 


Here's the challenge.

You would be required to drive a range of buses with radio communication, video and other security features, along specified routes and according to timetable. You would be responsible for the care, safety and comfort of customers and ensuring buses and other equipment are treated with care.   Some fare collection including checking tickets and travel passes is also required.


When first employed you would complete an intensive 2 - 3 week training program including an upgrade in driver's licence from class C to MR (if required) and in-service training.   After this training you should expect to be out on the road and part of the team providing Sydneysiders with reliable and safe services day after day.  Further training is provided throughout the following 2 years to qualify you for Certificate III Bus Operations (Bus).


After completing the traineeship you would be eligible to apply for other career opportunities in State Transit including Bus Operator Trainer roles, Apprenticeships and study assistance related to promotional opportunities.  State Transit is an agency within the NSW Government Transport Sector and employees have opportunities for promotion not only in State Transit but across all agencies within this sector.


Visit our How to Apply section for instructions on applying to become a bus operator.  All positions are advertised through the website jobs.nsw.gov.au.  If positions are not currently advertised you can register for email alerts from jobs.nsw



Newcastle Buses

Newcastle Buses has limited vacancies and advertising is conducted periodically.


Depot Locations

State Transit operates buses out of 12 depots in Sydney and 2 in Newcastle:


Sydney Buses

Northern Depots - Brookvale, Mona Vale, North Sydney

Eastern Depots - Port Botany, Randwick, Waverley

Southern Depots - Burwood, Leichhardt, Kingsgrove, Tempe (Metrobus)

Western Depots - Ryde, Willoughby

Newcastle Buses

Hamilton, Belmont



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Andrew Morris

Andrew Norris

Bus Operator

"I consider it a challenge
and it is interesting to drive
a large vehicle everyday."

Read Andrew's
Career Profile












Jim Niahos

Depot Manager

"What started off as a job
has turned out to be a
career.  State Transit
provided me with
opportunities to be
trained and developed
so that I could pursue
different roles within
the organisation"


Last updated: Nov 13, 2014
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