2019 Bus Expo & Maintenance Conference


Join us for BusVic's 65th Bus Expo and Maintenance Conference, Australia's only Bus Expo in 2019!

Registrations for the 2019 BusVic Bus Expo & Maintenance Conference are now open! We encourage you to register now for this spectacular event being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd October, 2019.

Due to strong demand from industry suppliers the exhibition space has sold out.

This event is the only bus and coach expo being held in Australia in 2019 and will deliver unprecedented quality and value for attendees.

The draft program will be available in April and will focus on matters currently confronting the industry and delegates will be able to take away learnings from the sessions and apply them to their workplace.



 Conference Programme (Draft)



  • 10,500m2 of vehicle and equipment exhibition space as well as trade exhibition booths

  • Technical & management conference sessions delivered within the exhibit. Topics include:

    • Technical - Panel Maintenance & Replacement, Air Conditioning, Collision Avoidance, Fuel, Retrofitting, Fire Suppression, Tyres, Graffiti.

    • Management - The Changing Mobility Landscape, Maximising Technology and Connected Buses, Managing an Ageing Workforce, Casual Employees.

  • 1400 strong industry gala dinner on Tuesday 1st October in the Melbourne Room at Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Entertainment includes The Voices supergroup and comedian Mary Coustas ("Effie").

  • Drinks and canapés on Wednesday 2nd October at Munich Brauhaus, South Wharf.

  • Keynote speakers – former Prime Minister The Hon John Howard will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday 1st October and cricket legend Steve Waugh will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday 2nd October.


The full Conference Programme will be released soon. 

 Delegate Registration Form

 Delegate Handbook (inc. event terms & conditions)


There are several registration options:

1. Online: Quick and easy online registration at https://www.trybooking.com/BAWZT

2. Email completed registration form: mmain@busvic.asn.au
3. Post completed registration form: PO Box 125, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
4. Fax completed registration form: 03 9645 4455
5. Members can phone Mary and register over the phone: 03 9645 3300 or 1800 136 854

Please contact Mary Main should you have any queries. 


 Exhibitor Registration Form

 Exhibitor Handbook (inc. event terms & conditions)

 Gaffney's Quote Request Form

 MCEC Exhibitor Services Guide

Exhibitor queries can be referred to Lisa Muston at lmuston@busvic.asn.au or 0420 234 595.


This year’s Industry Awards will be presented at the annual Bus Expo and Maintenance Conference at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Tuesday October 1.

The Awards aim to recognise and celebrate individual and corporate best practice.

The categories are:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Industry Achiever
  • Best Bus Driver
  • Best School Bus Driver- New category

There are so many great individuals and initiatives being employed exclusively and collectively throughout the membership, this is our chance to recognise them.

The judging process is independent of BusVic and there is no application/nomination fee.

This year we have supplied forms (below) that can be either filled in by hand or electronically. Please make sure to review and address the nomination criteria. Any further supplementary documentation can also be used to enrich the nomination.

 Nomination Criteria

 Apprentice of the Year Award - nomination form

 Industry Achiever Award - nomination form

 Best Bus Driver Award - nomination form

 Best School Bus Driver Award - nomination form

Please submit your nominations to Lisa Muston at lmuston@busvic.asn.au by Friday 13 September 2019.