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Sunstate Coaches

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ParentFred Carah
HeadquartersEagle Farm
Service areaBrisbane
Gold Coast
New South Wales North Coast
Service typeCoach operator
Fleet22 (November 2015)

Sunstate Coaches is an Australian coach operator founded in 1985 by Fred Carah. It operates coach charters in Brisbane as well as operating services under contract to NSW TrainLink.


Sunstate operates services under contract to NSW TrainLink from Brisbane, Surfers Paradise Byron Bay to Casino and Grafton where connections are made with XPT train services to and from Sydney.[1] Sunstate commenced operating variations of these services for CountryLink in January 1997.[2] In July 2016, Sunstate commenced operating a new five-year contract.[3]


As at November 2015 the fleet consisted of 22 coaches.[4] Fleet livery is white with cream and red stripes. Several coaches are painted in NSW TrainLink livery.


Sunstate operate depots in Eagle Farm and Burleigh.


  1. ^ "North Coast timetable". NSW TrainLink. 7 September 2019.
  2. ^ "CountryLink Changes" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/5 April 1997 page 14
  3. ^ Contract Award Notice Detail NSW eTendering 19 July 2016
  4. ^ Sunstate Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists