Rural and Regional Buses

Rural and Regional Bus services from 1 January 2018

In progress
Start Date
Mar 2017
Final Report
Dec 2017

IPART has been asked to determine the maximum fares for rural and regional bus services from 1 January 2018, and provide advice to the NSW Government on the development of on-demand services in rural and regional areas of NSW.

We have released an Issues Paper identifying the key issues on which we seek stakeholder input. 

We invite stakeholders to:

  • participate in IPART’s online passenger and bus operator surveys to help us understand use of public transport services in rural and regional areas. 
  • make a written submission in response to the Issues Paper.

The online survey and submissions will be open until 29 June 2017.

Once we have undertaken our analysis and considered the advice and submissions we receive, we will release a Draft Report in September 2017 that explains our draft determination, findings and recommendations, and seek further submissions. 

We will consider all submissions and comments on the Draft Report before making our final determinations and recommendations, and provide our Final Report to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure in December 2017.

Key contact:
Brett Everett


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