7-8 Seater Mini Bus

Warrnambool and District only.

Our 8 seater minibus is perfect for smaller groups in and around Warrnambool only as it can be driven with a normal car licence.

14 Seater Minibus

Warrnambool and District only.

Our 14 seater is a great vehicle that is popular with small groups for hire. Only a normal car licence is needed to drive the Commuter.

21-25 Seater Minibus

Warrnambool and District only.

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

School Excursions

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

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

Regional 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 and Warrnambool regions. 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 an impressive and extensive coach driving experience having driven coaches for over 35 years. Steve has toured all over Australia, on camping, accommodated and 4WD tours. When he has not been driving coaches, Steve has also worked on a cattle station in the Northern Territory. His hobbies include camping, travelling Australia (towing the caravan) and spending time with his family. Steve drives on charter jobs and on extended tours.

James Jonah

James as worked for the company for five years. 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, playing one of his many guitars and seeing comedy shows.

Alan Moncrieff

Alan has worked for Cole’s Coaches for the last 14 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 on our extended tours as our tour cook/driver. In his own time Alan likes to spend time with his family and travelling. to all parts of the globe, including 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 in western Victoria.

Brendan Farley

Brendan has worked for Cole’s Coaches for the last 14 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 out the in the water surfing around Port Fairy. When out of the water, Brendan likes to spend time with his family.

David Robe

David works at our Geelong office as Operations Manager and has worked for the company for over 10 years. When David is not in the office you will find him out on a school run and or charter. In his downtime David plays golf and tries to barrack for the Collingwood Magpies.

Pat Dwyer

Pat has worked for Cole’s Coaches for four years. Pat has had plenty of experience prior to joining our company when he was driving heavy transport around Victoria. Pat helps 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).

Graham Lane

Graham has been with Cole’s Coaches for three years as our main charter and school bus driver. Graham is a ‘happy-go-lucky’ bus driver who has a wealth of experience behind the wheel. Graham has been in the bus industry for more than 15 years and knows his way around Geelong, Melbourne, and regional Victoria. In Graham’s spare time he loves watching the Geelong Cats and other sports if they are being beaten; and spending time with his grandchildren and family. At home in Anglesea, Graham will have a go at golf or grow some vegetables in his backyard.

Rob Johnstone

Rob has been with Cole’s Coaches for six years and is our maintenance manager and charter / school bus driver. Rob has had nearly 25 years of bus driving experience and is used to train some of our new drivers. Rob has a professional attitude and will ensure you have a good day out. In Rob’s spare time he likes to spend time with his family, hitching the caravan and heading away for a few days, or tinkering with his motorcycle. Golf is one of Rob’s latest passions and he is hoping to improve his game over time.

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