Read about the history of the G&C Oliveri Group here.
In August 2002 Southern Cross Transit was purchased by the family of the late John Oliveri, who operate buses in Campbelltown and Liverpool, NSW, under the banner of Interline Bus Services south west of Sydney, Since 1954.
Frank Oliveri, John's son, was appointed Managing Director for the newly purchased business and relocated himself and his immediate family to Queensland and is running the business from the depot at Karalee.
Wally Horwood founded Southern Cross Transit in 1980 when he moved his whole family and all their possessions from New South Wales in an old bus he purchased with his life savings to Brisbane's Western suburbs. After emptying the bus of all their possessions (including the kitchen sink!), he virtually immediately commenced operating the bus on school and charter services.
to provide a safe, customer focused, commercially sound bus services for the community we serve
to be a leader in the public transport industry, setting the benchmarks, not following them.
to deliver “value for money” services that can withstand any reasonable challenge brought before it
to strive to keep abreast of the ever-changing social and economic climate that local, state, national and international events have on communities and how they may reflect on demands for services
to react to those demands and set the pace for change.
Our drivers are our most important asset and more importantly, they are the ones that have the front line responsibility of transporting our students, and your children, safely and efficiently to and from school. They therefore must have our and your respect if they are to do this day in and day out without incident or harm. We have too many professional and capable men and women to list but never the less they have our acknowledgment for the task they do so very well. Thank you!
Managing Director - Frank Oliveri
General Manager - John Oliveri
Administration - Supervisor
Manager - Operations
Manager - Charter & Tours
Clerical Assistant - Student Travel
Engineering & Maintenance
Rhys Barclay - Fleet supervisor
Ian Gaddes - Heavy Vehicle Specialist Technician
Rod MacDonald - Heavy Vehicle Fitter
Reg Thew - Body Repairs Technician
Michelle Cook & Kylie Mark - Vehicle Presentation
Our office and depot at 251 Mt Crosby Road, Karalee QLD 4306
Our registered office is located at 66 Atchison Road, Macquarie Fields NSW 2565.
Australia Business Number is 38 159 258 432
We are a Australian Owned and Operated family business that commenced our bus operations in 1954 and today we continue this legacy welcoming the fourth generation of the family into the business.
We are FULLY ACCREDITED with QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT as a BUS & COACH OPERATOR - Accreditation Number: 900310163
We are also proud members of the QUEENSLAND BUS INDUSTRY COUNCIL (QBIC) which has affiliation with the national body in Australia, holding an executive position.
Queensland Transport Contracted services
Southern Cross Transit operates under a Fare Based Perscribed School Contract to the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads to supply limited public transport and school services in the suburbs of BORALLON, PINE MOUNTAIN, MUIRLEA, NORTH TIVOLI, CHUWAR, KARALEE, BARELLAN POINT, KARANA DOWNS, MT CROSBY, ANSTEAD, and school only services in the suburbs of BELLBOWRIE, MOGGILL, PINJARRA HILLS, JAMBOREE HEIGHTS, JINDALEE, MIDDLE PARK, MT OMMANEY, RIVERHILLS, SEVENTEEN MILES ROCKS, SUMMNER PARK, WESTLAKE.
TRANSLink Sub Contracted services
Southern Cross Transit also operates a number of school service under agreement with TRANSLink, Westside Bus Co. and Brisbane Transport. These services operate in the North Ipswich Region and the Centenary Estates region.
Non Contracted Commercial Services
Southern Cross Transit also operate limited NON CONTRACTED COMMERCIAL RESTRICTED SCHOOL SERVICES to and from various private and state schools in Indooroopilly and Brisbane CBD.
Chartered School Services
A number of services are provided to private and public schools on a Charter Hire basis. These services are exclusive to the students of the client school. The route, fares and schedule is chosen by the school.
Charter Bus & Coach Hire Services
Our accreditation with Queensland Transport includes the authority to operate a service to hire buses and coaches with or without drivers to the general public. Our authority extends to any destination through Australia.
CityLink Commuter Service - This service is commonly known as a restricted Village to town service and in this case, it is completely un-funded by any level of government, unlike many other examples in Queensland. Offering limited services from North Tivoli, Karalee, Karana Downs, Mt Crosby and Anstead, Monday to Saturday, to and from popular destinations such as Ipswich CBD, Riverlink, Karalee and Karana Downs Shopping centres, and Indooroopilly shopping centre. Southern Cross Transit regretfully stopped operating any commuter or shopper service in 2009 due to lack of government support and red tape.