Northcoast Bus & Coach

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Northcoast Bus & Coach
IndustryBus manufacturing

Northcoast Bus & Coach was an Australian bus bodybuilder in Caloundra.


Northcoast Bus & Coach was formed in 1985 by former GBW employees Wayne Smith and Daryl Wells from premises in Maroochydore. The first body completed was on a former Melbourne-Brighton Bus Lines Leyland Leopard for Bellarine Bus Lines. In 1990, the business moved to Caloundra.[1][2][3]

Among some of the larger orders were a batch of Volvo B12Rs for the Australian Defence Force, Scania L113CRLs and L94UBs for Ventura Bus Lines and L94UBs for Metro Tasmania.[3]

It ceased manufacturing operations in 2012 having built over 600 bodies, but continues provide support for its products.[3][4]


  1. ^ Northcoast - Australia’s Bus & Coach Building Excellence Northcoast Bus & Coach
  2. ^ "Recent Deliveries from North Coast Bus & Coach" Australian Bus Panorama issue 5/5 March 1990 page 24
  3. ^ a b c "North Coast Bus & Coach Australian Bus Panorama volume 30 special pages 33-58
  4. ^ "Northcoast Bus & Coach ceases manufacturing" Australian Bus issue 63 May 2014 page 4

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