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Permanent changes to buses including new routes, timetable upgrades and route changes. For more information about any of these changes, call 1800 800 007 or follow the links below.
From 15 October 2023, Fishermans Bend residents, workers and visitors are set to get a public transport boost with more bus services running more often, over more of the day.
From 15 October 2023, more buses more often will be available for Box Hill, Burwood and Deakin University passengers.
From Sunday 26 June 2023, improvements will be introduced on bus routes 863 and 895 in the City of Casey.
From Sunday 28 May 2023, bus routes 343, 356, 357, 358, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 564, 569, 577, 578, 579, 580 and 582 will have new timetables.
Following community consultation, the Department of Transport and Planning is making improvements to the Yarra Valley bus network.
From Monday 24 April 2023, the 11:37am weekday service from Kilmore East Station to Kilmore will change to depart 7 minutes later.
From 30 April 2023, more services will be introduced on routes 733 and 767.
From 30 April 2023, there will be changes to bus routes 200, 305, 309 and 905 due to the opening of Bulleen Park and Ride.
Route 631 needs to be rerouted. Find out more and let us know how these proposed changes may affect you.
From Monday 30 January 2023, Route 624 will make one AM and one PM route deviation to drop off and pick up students attending Ashwood High School.
From Sunday 29 January 2023, the Bendigo – Shepparton via Kyabram route will have a new timetable.
From Sunday 29 January 2023, Colac Route 3 will have a timetable and minor route change.
From 12 February 2023, extra weekday trips will be introduced on Route 505 Moonee Ponds - Melbourne University via Parkville Gardens.
From Sunday 11 December 2022, there will be permanent access changes to Berwick Station Bus Interchange.
From Monday 21 November 2022, the Alexandra to Eildon bus service will be boosted to operate every weekday.
From 21 November 2022, bus route Ballarat-Snake Valley via Haddon will be transformed to connect residents to Delacombe Town Centre. The service will be called Route C27 Smythesdale-Delacombe via Haddon (Snake Valley On-demand) and will connect Smythesdale, Smythes Creek, Haddon and Snake Valley to Delacombe Town Centre.
From Monday 31 October 2022, improvements will be made to the on-demand bus service FlexiRide Woodend, helping passengers get to shops, schools and public transport services.
From Sunday 23 October 2022, we're introducing a new on-demand bus service FlexiRide to Tarneit North, giving residents a convenient way to get to work, school, the local shopping centre and transport hubs.
From Sunday 23 October 2022, there will be minor timetable changes for Wallan bus routes to provide better connections with the new Shepparton Line timetable.
From Sunday 23 October 2022, a new coach timetable will be introduced along the Shepparton Line.
From Sunday 23 October 2022, the Kilmore Town Service will be expanded to operate on Sundays, with 15 services between 8am and 7pm, replicating the existing Saturday timetable.
From October 23 2022, there will be more buses running on the weekends, making it easier to travel around the Macedon Ranges.
From Monday 31 October 2022, there will be more buses to take you from the city to Fishermans Bend.
From Sunday 28 August, bus Routes 897 and 898 will be extended to Clyde North to provide better coverage and access to schools, shops and train stations.
From Sunday 28 August, all Glenrowan to Wangaratta and Yarrawonga to Wangaratta bus services will terminate at Wangaratta Town Centre.
From Sunday 7 August, Route 390 Mernda Station – Craigieburn Station via Wollert buses will run more frequently helping residents get to work, school and connect with other transport services.
From 26 June 2022, Route 182 will have a minor route change due to the completion of the Hogans Road bridge in Tarneit.
From Sunday 3 July 2022, minor route and stop changes will be made to bus routes 513, 534, 536 and 951 so buses can access the new Glenroy Station bus interchange.
Route 513 will be split into two individual route numbers for an improved passenger experience.
From 3 July 2022, buses between Ballarat Station – Brown Hill will travel via Fussell and Charlesworth Street.
From 26 June 2022, there will be minor timetable and route path changes on bus services across the City of Wyndham. This is due to a V/Line rail timetable change and the new bus interchange at Hoppers Crossing Station.
From Sunday 29 May 2022, the timetable for a number of bus and coach services will change to maintain reliable connections with the adjusted train timetable along the Geelong and Warrnambool lines.
From 5 June 2022, some bus stops across routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 30, 40, 41, 42 and 45 will have minor timetable changes to reduce early bus arrivals and excess journey times.
Feedback on the proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network has now closed
Consultation about the proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network has now closed. A summary of the feedback will be published on this page later in May.
Thank you to all who contributed.
From 24 April 2022, as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project, the Chelsea bus interchange will relocate 270 metres south on Station Street. As a result, minor route path changes will be made to bus routes 706, 857, 858 and 902.
Changes are being made to bus routes around the Craigieburn area to provide passengers with improved service coverage, and better access to shops, schools and other transport services.
From Monday 11 April 2022, changes will be made to Route 511 in line with the opening of a new intersection on Donnybrook Road.
From Sunday 24 April 2022, changes will be made to bus routes 525, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 537 and 544.
Have your say about proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network
We’re making changes to the Yarra Valley bus network to boost services, improve passenger travel choices, and ensure buses are going where they are needed most.
We want the community to have their say by submitting feedback via our online survey, attending an information session or by calling the PTV call centre on 1800 800 007 by Sunday 24 April.
From Monday 21 February 2022, we're introducing the new on-demand bus service FlexiRide to the Mornington Peninsula and making changes to Route 787 and Route 886.
From Sunday 20 February 2022, Routes 781 and 887 will be upgraded to better connect residents and tourists to local attractions, work, education and other transport services.
From Sunday 13 February 2022, the timetable for a number of buses and coaches will change to maintain reliable connections with the adjusted train timetable along the Cranbourne line.
From 31 January 2022, Route 626 will deviate one AM and one PM service via East Boundary Road to provide better transport access to McKinnon Secondary College’s new East Bentleigh campus.
From Sunday 30 January 2022, new bus service Route 881 will run between Merinda Park Station and Clyde North, helping residents get to shopping centres, schools, health services, leisure activities and other public transport.
From Sunday 30 January 2022, there will be minor timetable adjustments for Lilydale bus routes 683, 684 and 685. Route 673 will be discontinued.
From Sunday 19 December 2021, Ballarat bus services will use the new bus interchange off Nolan Street, making it safer and easier to connect with trains. There will also be new bus timetables with extra evening services on weekdays and Saturdays.
From Sunday 12 December 2021, we’re introducing a new on-demand service FlexiRide to Melton South, giving residents of Cobblebank, Melton South, Thornhill Park and Weir Views a convenient way to get to work, school, local shops and train stations.
From Sunday 28 November 2021, new bus Route 816 will be introduced to the network to provide public transport coverage to the growing residential area of south Keysborough. Route 813 will have a new timetable with extended operating hours and improved frequency.
From 28 November 2021, Route 525 will run more frequently, giving residents from Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Kalkallo and Mickleham more options on when to travel and better connections with train services.
From Sunday 14 November 2021, Route 788 Frankston to Portsea will run more frequently giving Mornington Peninsula residents and tourists more options on when to travel.
From Sunday 31 October 2021, new bus service Route 390 will link the growing communities in Mernda and Wollert to Craigieburn and Mernda stations.
From Monday 4 October 2021, additional AM and PM services will be introduced on Route 381 Mernda Station to Diamond Creek Station, making it easier for St Helena Secondary College students to get to and from the school.
From Monday 4 October 2021, new on-demand service FlexiRide will help residents in Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Mooroolbark and Croydon get to work, local shopping centres and transport hubs.
From Monday 20 September 2021, new bus service Route 202 will better connect Victoria Park Station to the University of Melbourne and Parkville’s medical and research precinct. The new route is high frequency limited stops service and will provide students and workers from Melbourne’s north and northeast with more direct access to their jobs and education.
From Friday 24 September 2021, some of our most popular bus routes will expand to a 24-hour weekend service on Fridays and Saturdays. We will also be introducing new bus routes to the Night Network that will operate after midnight on weekends.
From Monday 20 September 2021, changes will be made to the timetables of 19 bus routes in metropolitan Melbourne to make services more efficient and better aligned to passenger demand.
From 29 August 2021, bus routes 511, 525 and Seymour Night Coach will access Donnybrook Station Bus Interchange via an altered route through Cloverton Boulevard and Station Parade.
From Sunday 22 August 2021, the temporary timetable for Horsham bus Route 5 will become permanent, providing reliable connections for Horsham passengers with the Overland rail service. The timetable that has been operating since the Overland rail services recommenced in January 2021 will remain in place.
We're rolling out new information displays on some bus routes. Complete our short survey on your experiences using it to help us shape our projects and services.
We’re upgrading the Croydon Station Bus Interchange to improve pedestrian safety. Works are scheduled to take place over two weeks from Wednesday 16 February 2022.