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    State Transit is the largest bus transport provider in Australia and offers you a stable job in a leading organisation that delivers service that people rely on.

    Our Bus Operators are the most important part of our business and with benefits including excellent pay and conditions, including a free travel pass for Government transport services, a staff uniform and much more, we can provide you with a satisfying job where your contribution is rewarded.

    With 14 depots located across Sydney and Newcastle and loads of training and support offered, getting on board as a Bus Operator is an excellent way to kick off a long and successful career.

    If you enjoy being out on the road and working with people, then start your journey with us!

    The Job

    So, what's it all about? Our Bus Operators ensure bus services are delivered along specified routes and according to the timetable and are responsible for the care, safety and comfort of our customers. They ensure buses and other equipment on board are treated with care.

    When first employed you would complete an intensive 3 week training program combining on the job and classroom based learning. Upon completing your training and obtaining your MR license, you can expect to be out on the road and part of the team providing our customers with reliable and safe services day after day. This also marks the beginning of your 2 or 3 year traineeship to obtain your Certificate III in Bus Operations and the skills you'll take forward into your exciting career with us!

    For all of your questions answered, download our Frequently Asked Questions or head straight to our Apply for job page for more info on our recruitment process and how to apply.

    Available positions and locations

    Our Bus Operators work on a full time or part time shift basis Monday to Saturday or on a casual basis when needed, usually at least 3 times a week.

    Sundays are worked as voluntary overtime which is a great opportunity for Operators to maximise their earnings.

    Bus Operators are assigned a home depot upon commencement however the geographical mix of locations provides employees with opportunities to move closer to home without having to change their job. After 12 months, you will be eligible to apply for a transfer to one of our other depots located in:

    • NORTHERN REGION – Brookvale, Mona Vale & North Sydney
    • EASTERN REGION – Port Botany, Randwick & Waverley
    • SOUTHER REGION – Burwood, Kingsgrove, Leichhardt & Tempe
    • WESTERN REGION – Ryde & Willoughby
    • NEWCASTLE – Hamilton & Belmont

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    Career Path

    As the largest bus transport provider in Australia and part of Transport for NSW, State Transit provides loads of opportunities for our people to grow their careers both within our organisation and within the NSW Public Sector. Visit the Meet our people page and find out where your career can take you!

    Frequently asked questions

    For all of your questions answered, download our Frequently Asked Questions


    There are a huge range of benefits to working as a Bus Operator with State Transit. Check out our Benefits page to find out what rewards are waiting for you!

    Recruitment Process

    Our recruitment process is designed to get the best out of you! There is an 8 step process that begins with an online application which you can begin by visiting the Apply for job page. For more information on the process and our eligibility requirements, please refer to our Recruitment Process Fact Sheet.

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