Southern Cross Transit

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Southern Cross Transit
ParentFrank Oliveri
HeadquartersKarana Downs
Service areaIpswich
Service typeBus & coach operator
RoutesSchool and Charter services/routes
Fleet25 (September 2014)

Southern Cross Transit is an Australian operator of school bus and charter services in the western suburbs of Brisbane and Ipswich in South East Queensland.


Southern Cross Transit was formed in 1980 by former Lowe's Bus Service, Sydney proprietor Wally Horwood. It built up a network of school buses in the western suburbs of Brisbane and Ipswich.[1][2]

In August 2002, Southern Cross Transit was purchased by the Oliveri family, proprietors of Interline Bus Services, Sydney.[3][4] In August 2008, Southern Cross commenced operating a service between Ipswich and Indoorpilly. This ceased in June 2009.[5]


As at October 2014, the fleet consisted of 25 buses and coaches.[3] Fleet livery is white and red.

A full fleet list that is often updated when needed can be found here.

The fleet mainly consists of Volvo B7 Rear Mounted Coaches with the Volgren SC222 body.


Southern Cross Transit operates out of depot in Karana Downs.[3]

Current Operations[edit]

Currently, the company runs numerous school transport services and other charter services, a full list of school services can be seen here.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brisbane's Western Suburbs Bus Routes Southern Cross Transit
  2. ^ Ipswich Bus Routes Southern Cross Transit
  3. ^ a b c Southern Cross Transit Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  4. ^ History Archived 14 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine Southern Cross Transit
  5. ^ Commuter Routes Southern Cross Transit