Association Services

  • The Association's staff acts on behalf of members in dealings with the Public Transport Victoria, Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Roads Corporation and other Government organisations. This includes the submission of claims for increases in contract rates due to replacement of vehicles, additional distance, fluctuations in operating cost, etc.
  • Full use of the Association's administrative offices and staff is open to members to utilise on their behalf in negotiations with the various public authorities, unions, and other organisations with which they normally come in contact.
  • A "Bulletin" newsletter is issued monthly containing items of importance and interest to members. This is the major communication between the organisation and members, forming a vital link in our relationship.
  • Schedules setting out amendments to the various Awards associated with the employment of staff in the transport industry are sent out as soon as any decision is made to vary an Award.
  • The Association has arranged a special Insurance package for private bus operators who are members. This is an extremely attractive arrangement through Australian Bus & Coach Underwriting Agencies (ABCUA).
  • Finance for new vehicles has been arranged at very attractive interest rates, particularly for smaller operators. BAV Finance is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association and is developing links with the major banks in Australia. BAV Finance will assist members in their finance requirements with price and service our key commitments.
  • The Association runs an Annual Bus Maintenance Conference and Expo covering developments in maintenance, safety and technological developments.This is the largest gathering of bus and coach owners and their staff in Australia.
  • Regular meetings are held in regional areas throughout the State to allow country members the opportunity to network with other bus operators and discuss issues that affect the industry.
  • Bus Parts Plus is owned by BAV, but operated on BAV’s behalf by CMV Truck and Bus. The Company carries a large range of consumable spare parts and in addition handles a variety of other parts and accessories, particulars of which are set out in catalogues and price lists issued from time to time. Through bulk buying, the Company is able to purchase at special rates, the benefits from which are passed on to members.
  • Efficient, cost effective annual bus inspections are provided by Road Safety Inspections Pty Ltd. The Company employs only experienced bus testers with an average of 15 years involvement in this type of work. The equipment used is the most modern of its kind in Australia.
  • The Bus Foundation aims to: acknowledge and recognise an operator’s involvement with their industry representative body and their contribution to the industry; raise awareness of significant bus industry social issues; create a lasting asset for the operator community; make it easy for operators to contribute and see the results of their donations and; provide an opportunity for the industry to plan for its own needs and aspirations. The overriding objective of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance to BusVic’s members and past members who may be in need of assistance due to a variety of reasons.