The company known as Bayside Coaches was established in 1995, initially operating out of an old bus depot in Sandringham. However, with an ever-expanding fleet, Bayside Coaches quickly outgrew the Sandringham depot and moved briefly to a Bentleigh depot before a purpose built depot was established in Moorabbin East. We moved our operations into our new depot in 1999.
Even though it was in 1999, before the green movement had really blossomed and taken the forefront of everyone’s minds, one of the most important considerations with the new depot was ensuring the facility was as environmentally sound as possible. Built as a modern bus depot, the new yard is fully concreted and designed for efficient and safe movement of buses within the lot. Driver facilities were also a consideration in the new depot, with the inclusion of a driver staff room as well as toilets and showers. Since the original construction of the land and buildings, we have constantly improved our facilities with features such as improving the office space, recycling systems for water, cleaning systems for waste water, improved workshop facilities and so on.
Since our inception we have grown to be one of Melbourne’s largest and most respected charter only bus companies and we strive to continue our successful formula of “a quality service for a fair price”.
The majority of vehicle maintenance work is performed on site at the Moorabbin East Depot. Mechanical repairs are undertaken by a team of full-time mechanics, who also oversee the operation of an apprentice program in the company’s workshop. Buses are cleaned and re-fuelled on site on a daily basis so that they are ready for service the following day.
Bayside Coaches is a fully accredited bus operator and adheres to the Department of Infrastructure guidelines of accreditation. Our accreditation number is AO 000851.