Sapphire Coast Buslines - South Pambula & Bega

The following list is of known buses both current and those previously operated by Sapphire Coast Buslines - South Pambula & Bega.

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Accreditation: Deanes Travel Pty Ltd, Acc No. 21952, South Pambula
South Coast Transit Pty Ltd, Acc No. 38747, South Pambula
Depot Address/s: 39 Redfern Close, South Pambula
15 Upper St, Bega
Livery: White with the red and blue strips on sides and across the front
Service Runs: 705 Door to Door on Demand via Tura Beach, Merimbula, Pambula & surrounds
790 Eden - Bega via Wolumla
791 Eden - Bega via Tura Beach & Kalaru
792 Merimbula - Pambula Beach (Loop) via Pambula & Pambula Beach

Deane's Buslines from Queanbeyan established its South Coast operation in December 2001, when it took over Edward's Bus Service Pty Ltd at Eden on 6 December 2001. The company Deane’s Travel Pty Ltd was used to purchase the assets of Edwards Bus Service Pty Ltd, which was was a third generation business established by Richard Edwards in 1924. Edwards Bus Service held a commercial contract operating school and route services on the Bega to Eden corridor via Pambula and Merimbula, out of two depots in Merimbula and Eden. The Canberra to Bombala and Canberra to Eden Countrylink coach contracts were taken over from Edwards, but passed to Transborder Express when new contracts commenced 1 November 2002. The coach side of the South Coast operation is organised through the separate company Soul Quest Travel Pty Ltd, which was purchased by Deane's in 2001.

The South Coast operation consolidated into purpose build, centrally-located depot in South Pambula in December 2005. Ownership of Deane's Travel Pty Ltd and Soutl Quest Travel Pty Ltd passed from Dennis and Susan Deane to their daughter Jamie Klemm and her husband Anton Klemm in 2005.

Deane's Buslines Pty Ltd & Deane's Investments (ACT) Pty Ltd t/a Transborder Express was sold by the Deane family to ComfrotDelGro Cabcharge Pty Ltd on Saturday 1 September 2012 and continues to operate under the Deane's Buslines and Transborder Express banners. Deane's Travel Pty Ltd and South Quest Travel Pty Ltd at South Pambula remains owned by the Klemm family. For a combined fleet total as at sale to the CDC Group, as well as disposals from the South Coast operation prior to this, refer to the Refer to Deane's Buslines historical list.

After 31 years of operation, the Daly family sold Tathra Bus Service to Deane's Travel Pty Ltd with 9 buses on Wednesday 16 January 2013.

Sapphire Coast Buslines was announced as the new trading name for Deane's Buslines at South Pambula on December 18 2012. Andrew Constance MP, Member for Bega, Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services, officially launched the new name in front of invited friends and guests on Friday February 8, 2013. A new company South Coast Transit Pty Ltd was registered 27/8/12 (Acc No. 38747) in conjunction with the name change. It is unclear whether this has superseded Deanes Travel Pty Ltd.

On 21 August 2013, Type A Lines of Route N0465 Eden - Towamba - Burragate & N1222 Pambula - Millingandi were acquired from PR & EA Pincini Pty Ltd t/a Merimbula Bus Lines, Pambula with Ivecos 1106 MO & 6782 MO.

Acquired Lines of Route N1678 Bega - Coopers Gully Rd - Bemboka & N1679 Bega - Bemboka from DB & SJ Whyman, Bega by Term 4 2013 with 1138 MO Volvo B7R. It is unclear whether Whyman’s 1138 MO Mercedes-Benz OH1418 was included in the sale or sold separately.

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