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Territory Transit (mo 3952) Custom Coaches CB80 bodied Mercedes O500LE at Bay F of the Darwin Interchange.jpg
Territory Transit Custom Coaches CB80 bodied Mercedes-Benz OC500LE in June 2016
Parent Northern Territory Government
Founded 1978
Headquarters Stuart Park
Service area Darwin and Palmerston
Routes 24
Hubs Darwin CBD, Casuarina, Palmerston
Depots 1
Operator Buslink
Territory Transit
Website www.transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus/darwin

Darwinbus is a public bus service which operates in Darwin and Palmerston in the Northern Territory.[1]

Darwinbus is owned by the Northern Territory Government with services operated under contract by both Buslink and Territory Transit (formerly Darwin Bus Service).[1][2][3]

In December 2013 it was announced that Darwin Bus Service would be privatised.[4][5] In July 2014, Transit Systems was announced as the successful tenderer.[6][7][8] In October 2014, Transit Systems took over the former Darwin Bus Service bus operation and is operating as Territory Transit.[9][10]


As at May 2014 the Buslink fleet consisted of 145 buses,[11] and the former Darwin Bus Service fleet consisted of 36 buses.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Darwin Bus Service". Bus Australia. 2 March 2008. Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Public Transport". Northern Territory Government. Northern Territory Transport Group. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ NT Government to privatise Darwin buses NT News 6 December 2013
  4. ^ Darwin bus service to be sold off ABC News 6 December 2013
  5. ^ New Providers for Darwin Bus Service Department of Transport 6 July 2014
  6. ^ Move to NT Bus News 7 July 2014
  7. ^ Transit Systems secures Darwin Urban Bus Services contract - 8 July 2014 Transit Systems website Retrieved 6 November 2014
  8. ^ Transit Systems welcomed to the Top End, Retrieved 2 October 2014
  9. ^ Territory Transit Home Page, Retrieved 11 October 2014
  10. ^ Buslink Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  11. ^ Darwin Bus Service Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to Darwinbus at Wikimedia Commons