Dineen Group

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Dineen Group
ParentBill Dineen
Founded1960s
HeadquartersWarragul
Service areaNew South Wales
Victoria
Service typeBus & coach operator
DepotsCorowa
Diamond Creek
Healesville
Heyfield
Lilydale
Warragul
Cooma
Kempsey
Fleet547 (August 2017)
Chief executiveBill Dineen

The Dineen Group is an Australian owner of bus and coach companies in New South Wales and Victoria.

History[edit]

In the early 1960s Bill Dineen ran a school run in Trafalgar. In 1968 he purchased Workmen's Comfort Coaches of Trafalgar followed by Warragul Bus Lines. Heyfield Bus Lines was acquired circa 1984. In June 1985 Westenport Roadlines was purchased followed in October 1990 by Panorama Coaches from Don Nugent with 13 buses and coaches.[1][2] In May 1991 Hurstbridge Coaches was purchased and later merged with Panorama Coaches.[3] In 2002 Sandringham & Brighton Coaches was acquired.

In September 2006 McKenzie's Tourist Services, Healesville was purchased and in November 2011 Martyrs Bus Service.[4] In November 2013 Cann's Bus Lines, Corowa was purchased.[5]

In January 2017 Snowliner Coaches, Cooma was purchased from Evans Family.

In July 2017, Cavanagh Bus Group [6] Kempsey was purchased from the Cavanagh's.

Fleet[edit]

As at August 2017, the Dineen Group operated 500 buses and coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists under the following brands:Victoria [7] and New South Wales [8]

  • Berwick Bus Lines - 61
  • Martyrs Bus Lines, Warburton - 50
  • Panorama Coaches, Diamond Creek -78
  • Westernport Road Lines, Koo Wee Rup - 71
  • Sandringham & Brighton Coaches, Moorabbin - 18
  • McKenzie's Tourist Services, Healesville - 62
  • Heyfield Bus Lines - 24
  • Warragul Bus Lines - 88
  • Cann Corowa - 28
  • Snowliner Coaches - 11
  • Cavanagh's Bus & Coach - 56
  • Total - 547

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panorama Coaches" Australian Bus Panorama 6/5 January 1991 page 49
  2. ^ "Panorama Coaches" Australian Bus Panorama 6/7 March 1991 page 40
  3. ^ "Hurstbridge Coaches" Australian Bus Panorama 7/1 August 1991 page 34
  4. ^ That's the ticket Mountain Views Mail
  5. ^ Group expands Australasian Bus & Coach 13 November 2013
  6. ^ ,[1] "Cavanagh's Fleet list" 22 August 2017
  7. ^ Dineen Group Vic
  8. ^ Dineen Group NSW