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.

53-57 Seater Charter Coach

Explore Cole’s Coaches wide variety of coach charter hire/travel options. With our coaches you know you will travel in comfort and style.

Industry Experience

With 46 years in the industry, Cole’s Coaches are your expert and competitive bus hire and tour professionals.

Customer Service

Customers come first at Cole’s – it’s the reason our clients choose to travel with us again and again. Understanding your needs is our highest priority.

At Cole's Coaches we are making more environmentally sound choices.

Local Family-Owned

We are a local family-owned and operated business, transporting people all over Australia.

Safety Focussed

Cole’s Coaches go the extra mile in terms of safety for their clients, staff and the general public. Initiatives include ongoing driver training by either external organisations such as Scania, or it is done internally. Regular driver meetings and extra policies and plans are in place to ensure information is communicated effectively. Safety is the main focus at Cole’s Coaches.

Competitive Rates

Cole’s Coaches offer competitive rates for their charter, tour and hire drive services. We all strive in the company to keep costs down

Our Services

Bus Hire

You can hire a Cole's bus for a safer, more cost effective and fun way to travel to your destination.

Our Services

Group Bus Tours

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.

Our Services

Australian School Tours

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Schools from western Victoria, Melbourne and interstate have been traveling on Cole’s Coaches tours for many years.

Our Services

Event Bus Tours

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.

Our Services

School Bus Service

Cole’s Coaches carries around 1000 students a day during the school week. Coles operate 35 services throughout western Victoria with bases in Geelong, Colac, Mortlake and Warrnambool.

Our Services

V/Line Bus Services

Cole’s Coaches operate two scheduled services for the general public.

Our Services

Special Needs Bus Services

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.

Our Services

Private Bus Contracts

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.

Your Drivers

Meet your drivers...

Steve Grindal

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 Jonah

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 Moncrieff

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 Farley

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 Robe

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 Woods

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 Fisk

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 Dwyer

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).

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