Moving Australia


BIC Policy Statements

Long Distance, Charter and Express

The coach sector of the bus industry comprises long distance and regional, rural, tourism, charter and express intercity services which contribute more than $5 billion dollars to the Australian economy encompassing almost 16 million nights of tourism enjoyed by almost half a million international and more than 1.5 million domestic travellers.

In the coach sector more than 5,000 coaches are in operation nationally, with a rolling stock value of more than $2 billion.

The BIC supports the development and implementation of a National Land Transport Tourism Plan to form an integral part of the National Long Term Tourism Strategy.

BIC proposes the development of this plan in strategic partnership with organisations including the National Tourism Alliance, State Tourism Councils and the Australian Regional Tourism Network.

The Plan will promote the opportunities available to domestic and inbound tourists for land transport based tourism. 

Key aspects of the proposed Plan are:

The BIC recently developed and launched Moving People Across Australia to outline a national policy position for the Coach sector of the bus industry. Read the full policy statement here.

Moving People Across Australia Moving People Across Australia (1443 KB)


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