7-8 Seater Mini Bus
Our 8 seater minibus is perfect for smaller groups in and around Warrnambool only as it can be driven with a normal car licence.
Warrnambool and District only.
12-14 Seater Minibus
Our 12 seater is a great vehicle that is popular with small groups for hire. Only a normal car licence is needed to drive the Commuter.
Warrnambool and District only.
21-25 Seater Minibus
Our 21-25 seater minibuses for hire are great for zipping around the city or cruising along the freeway, even with a trailer in tow.
57 Seater Charter Bus
Seating up to 57 passengers our buses are suitable for use during school hours and on weekends to transport groups within Victoria.
You can hire 7, 12, 21 and 25 seater minibuses on a self drive basis. Alternatively, Cole’s Coaches has drivers that can drive your minibus.
Tours from 1 to 100 days can be organised by Cole’s Coaches for your Group. It can be within the local district, Victoria or interstate.
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Schools from western Victoria, Melbourne and interstate have been traveling on Cole’s Coaches tours for many years.
Coaches connect you to some of the most popular events in Australia. Events are predominantly held in Melbourne and taking our tour, allows you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
School Bus Service
Cole’s Coaches carries around 1000 students a day during the school week. Coles operate 32 services throughout south western Victoria with bases in Geelong, Colac, Mortlake and Warrnambool.
Cole’s Coaches operate two scheduled services for the general public.
Cole’s Coaches successfully operate Special Needs services in the Geelong area. The services require an experienced carer and driver, advanced technology for managing the students on board, and for general reporting requirements.
Cole’s Coaches also operate private bus services for local schools and organisations. With nearly 50 years in the bus industry, Cole’s staff use route optimisation software and their extensive experience when developing solutions for their clients. Safety and cost effectiveness are two of the main objectives that Cole’s Coaches strive to deliver on.
Meet your drivers...
Steve brings impressive and extensive coach driving experience having driven coaches for over 35 years. Steve's has experience driving coaches around all parts of Australia, on camping charters and on 4WD tours. When he hasn’t been driving coaches, Steve has also worked on a cattle station in the Northern Territory. His hobbies include camping, travelling Australia and spending time with his family Steve will be driving on our charter jobs and extended tours.
James is our newest member to join the Cole’s Coaches team. James is our loveable Welsh driver. He has worked extensively in the UK and throughout Europe driving coaches for touring rock bands. James and his Australian wife and children now call Warrnambool home. You can find James out and about on one of our school runs, charter jobs and extended tours. In his downtime James likes to spend time with his family, cooking, watching live music and comedy shows.
Alan has worked for Cole’s Coaches for the last 8 years. Alan is one of our regular school bus drivers. You will also find him out about on school/group day trips plus Alan helps out on our extended tours such as the Rock to Reef as our tour cook/driver. In his own time Alan likes to spend time with his family and travelling. Alan travels to all parts of the globe including recent trips to India, Peru and the Easter Islands. Alan is also a keen fisherman and is very knowledgeable about where the best fishing spots are.
Brendan has worked for Cole’s Coaches for the last 8 years. Brendan is one of our regular school bus drivers and you will also find Brendan out and about on school/group day trips and as a tour driver on our extended School tours interstate to the Northern Territory, Queensland and Canberra. Brendan is easy going with a pleasant personality and is professional in his service delivery. In his downtime you can probably see Brendan catching a wave when he’s not spending time with his family.
David works at our Geelong office as Operations Manager and has worked for the company for 5 years. When David is not in the office you will find him out on a school run and or charter. He is also a coach captain on our School extended tours – Canberra and the Rock to Reef. In his downtime David plays golf and tries to barrack for the Collingwood Magpies.
Andrew has worked for Cole’s Coaches for the past 12 years and is located at our Geelong depot. Andrew is one of our regular school bus drivers. However he is mostly out and about with local school groups travelling to Melbourne and around Geelong. Andrew aims to please and offers great service to all types of groups. In his downtime Andrew is a bus nut and loves V8 Supercars.
John has worked for Cole's Coaches for the past 9 years. John is one of our regular school bus and private contract drivers. You will also find John out on charter trips including V/Line runs where the trains are not operating. In his spare time, John will be volunteering and working for local organisations.
Pat is relatively new to Cole's Coaches, however, he has had plenty of heavy transporting driving experience. Pat helps out on school runs, charter trips and has been a relief driver on a couple of interstate tours. In his spare time, Pat likes to keep fit, surfs and follows the Warrnambool Football Club (and St Kilda when they win).