Status as at Tuesday January 12 2021 ( 10:30 EST / 11:30 EDST )
Public Transport is an essential service and at present, most metropolitan trams, buses and ferries across Australia are running to regular timetables.
Many airport connection buses have been suspended, though these are now gradually resuming.
Most long distance services are also running to regular timetables but many privately operated services are operating on reduced frequencies.
Service status Indicators:
Services running as normal
Reduced services running OR services suspended but a planned date for return to service is near.
Services suspended and no early return date is advised.
Metropolitan Public Transport Services:
Light Rail Operating normally except after-midnight L1 line trams are suspended.
Trains - Normal timetables
Trams - Normal timetables
Buses - Normal timetables
Skybus Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne City Express running limited services 4:30am-midnight. Avalon airport services resumed December 18. All other Skybus services remain suspended ie (Docklands/Southbank, St Kilda, Eastern, Peninsula, Western)
Ferries St Kilda Ferry - weekends only. Westgate Punt now operating normally.
Trains - Flinders Line re-opened in late December. Gawler line running as buses due to electrification works.
Buses - Normal service running EXCEPT J1X Airport express which is suspended.
Skybus Hobart Airport service - resumed October 26
Ferries - HOPO
Long Distance country and Interstate services:
NEW SOUTH WALES
NSW Trainlink Trains Train services are running as normal EXCEPT the Melbourne XPT will will run ONLY between Sydney and Albury, the Brisbane XPT is running only between Sydney and Casino (with onward bus connections), and the Sydney-Canberra XPT is running only to Queanbeyan (with NO onward bus connections).
NSW Trainlink Buses As normal except cross-border services into Victoria which are truncated at last station in NSW. Broken Hill to Mildura is suspended.
The Indian Pacific Sydney-Adelaide-Perth &vv (bookings available from FEBRUARY)
Greyhound Buses Sydney to Brisbane are CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE from December 21.
Greyhound Buses Canberra to Melbourne RESUMED January 5
Greyhound Buses Sydney to Canberra are CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE from December 21.
Firefly Express Sydney-Melbourne Suspended UFN December 20.
Sid Foggs coaches Newcastle to Dubbo resumed normal services May 13.
New England coaches Tamworth to Warwick and Tamworth to Coffs Harbour resumed (Mon & Fri only) November 30.
Murrays Coaches Canberra-Sydney, limited services resumed 19 June
Premier Motors Sydney to Brisbane and Sydney to Eden services have resumed.
Australia Wide Coaches Express bus services between Orange and Sydney resumed on reduced 4 days p/week from December 4.
Port Stephens Coaches Sydney to Port Stephens express bus service now running daily as normal.
Northern Rivers Buslines
RMS Cross-river ferries operating normally
Clarence River Ferry Yamba to Iluka operating normally.
Byron Bay Train Appears to have resumed following Covid suspension.
Central Coast Ferries Regular service Woy Woy - Saratoga - Empire Bay still running although tourist cruises are suspended..
Skybus Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay
VLine Trains Normal services - Except Albury trains running only Melbourne-Wodonga with NO bus connection Wodonga-Albury.
VLine Buses Services running as normal in Vic and SA, but will NOT run into NSW. All VLine buses that normally run into NSW are stopping at the last station before the border. Mildura buses are NOT running via Euston, NSW.
The Overland Adelaide-Melbourne resumed January 3rd.
Skybus Geelong to Avalon airport bus service resumed December 18.
Gull Geelong to Melbourne Airport bus services resumed December 1.
Ballarat to Melbourne Airport bus service resumed on MODIFIED TIMEABLE December 14
Bendigo Airport Service to Melbourne Airport bus service resumed on MODIFIED TIMEABLE December 14
Balfours Shepparton to Melbourne Airport bus service resumed December 1.
Gippy Shuttle Traralgon to Melbourne Airport bus service has resumed.
Peninsula Searoad Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry regular hourly frequency service resumed November 9th November.
PTV branded private buses Operating normally (cross border travel restrictions into SA and NSW apply).
Westernport Ferries Ferries Stony Point to French Island and Phillip Island returned to regular timetable November 9th November.
Port Phillip Ferries Service on both routes (Melbourne - Geelong and Melbourne - Portarlington) returned to 7 days per week December 24.
Greyhound Buses Melbourne to Canberra RESUMED Januray 5, but they do not yet run through to Sydney.
Firefly Express Melbourne-Adelaide
Firefly Express Sydney-Melbourne buses Suspended UFN from December 20
Sunshine Coast line Trains
Gold Coast Coast line Trains
QR Traveltrain Trains Brisbane - Cairns (Spirit of Queensland), Rockhampton Tilt Train, Bundaberg Tilt Train NORMAL SERVICES from June 13.
QR Traveltrain Trains Brisbane - Longreach (Spirit of the Outback) resumed 23 June.
QR Traveltrain Trains Brisbane-Charleville (The Westlander), Townsville-Mount Isa (The Inlander) and connecting buses resumed running normal twice weekly services 19 September.
NSW Trainlink Trains Brisbane XPT train running only Sydney-Casino with bus connection to and from Brisbane.
NSW Trainlink Buses Services into Queensland have resumed normal services.
Greyhound Brisbane-Cairns services running, but Hervey Bay services suspended Jan 9-11.
Greyhound Brisbane- Toowoomba - Miles and Brisbane-Byron Bay resumes Jan 12 after Brisbane shutdown.
Greyhound Buses Tennant Creek-Mount Isa and Brisbane - Sydney suspended.
Greyhound Buses Longreach-Emerald-Rockhampton resumed full service from August 10th.
Mackay transit Mackay-Emerald was reduced to 4 per week but appears to now have returned to daily operation.
Glasshouse Country Coaches
Premier Motors Brisbane to Cairns are running as normal
Premier Motors Brisbane to Lismore services are suspended.
Premier Motors Brisbane to Sydney services have resumed.
Bus Queensland Services running normally.
Crisps Coaches Limited services (Mon & Fri only) from Toowoomba/Warwick to Moree and Toowoomba/Warwick to Tamworth resumed November 30.
Crisps Coaches Brisbane to Warwick and Stanthorpe - limited services operating.
Trans North Coaches Cairns-Karumba as normal, but Cairns-Cooktown, Cairns-Kuranda and Cairns-Atherton services reduced and rescheduled.
North Burnett Monto-Mundubbera-Maryborough appears to have resumed after suspension.
North Burnett Mundubbera-Bundaberg was reduced to 1 per week but appears to have returned to 3 times weekly.
North Burnett Eidsvold-Mt Perry-Bundaberg, and Monto-Ceratodus running as normal.
Sealink Magnetic Island Ferry.
Skybus Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay
Noosa Ferry suspended March 23, but resumed by July.
Peddells Thursday Island - Seisia ferries
Thursday Island Ferry to Horn Island are running to a revised timetable.
SeaSwift Cairns to Cape York ferries - status not known.
SeaLink Bay Islands ferries
Green Island Ferries to Green Island.
Fraser Island Ferries to Fraser Island running normally.
Daintree Ferry The ferry across the Daintree river is running normally
The Indian Pacific Sydney-Adelaide-Perth &vv (bookings available from FEBRUARY)
The Ghan Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin &vv Services disrupted due to SA Shutdown. Bookings available from January 31
The Overland Adelaide-Melbourne &vv resumed January 3rd.
VLine All VLine buses into SA have resumed normal timetables.
Stateliner Buses Running reduced schedules on most routes but services are progressively being boosted towards normal levels.
LinkSA Buses All route services operating as normal although special services to Monarto Zoo and Footy Expresses and Barossa School buses will not run. Cross-border service from Murrayville appears to have been restored. Cash payments accepted only in plastic bags and no change is given.
Yorke Peninsula Coaches Modified/reduced services
Sealink Kangaroo Island Ferry and connecting buses.
KI Connect Kangaroo Island Connect Ferry (Cape Jervis to Penneshaw) have resumed.
Spencer Gulf Searoad Wallaroo to Lucky Bay ferry service commenced Nov 14.
Firefly Express Melbourne-Adelaide daylight services resumed Dec 9. overnight services from Dec 20.
Tambray Coaches Mildura - Adelaide. SERVICE CANCELLED AND WILL NOT RESUME.
Greyhound Coaches Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin returned to full daily frequency August 2nd/3rd.
Genesis Transport buses Adelaide to Flinders Ranges (Copley) running to reduced timetable - once weekly north on Thursday south Friday only.
TransWA Trains Australind, Prospector and Merredin Link normal timetables. (Australind replaced by buses until 2021 due to technical issues)
TransWA Buses across regional WA normal timetables.
Trans Regional Local bus services in provincial cities on normal timetables.
SouthWest Coachlines As normal but not running to Busselton Margaret River airport.
Integrity Coachlines Normal Timetables
Goldrush Tours Express Kalgoorlie-Leonora-Laverton buses operating as normal.
Rottnest Island Ferries Rottnest Island re-opened June 6 and ferry services resumed then.
The Indian Pacific Sydney-Adelaide-Perth &vv suspended (bookings available from mid February)
Spirit of Tasmania ferry between Tasmania and Melbourne is operating normally
Tasmanian Redline Coaches
Derwent Valley Link
Bruny Island Ferry Operating as normal
Furneaux Freight Passenger travel on ferries from Bridport to Flinders Island and Lady Barron Island suspended March 24 but resumed early June.
Lake St Clair Ferry Cynthia Bay to Narcissus ferry Suspended March 31 but resumed early June.
The Ghan Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin suspended. Bookings available from January 31
Sealink Tiwi Islands ferry resumed service June 5.
Sealink Numbulwar ferry resumed June 12.
Sealink Groote Eylandt bus resumed early June.
Greyhound Coaches Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin, Darwin-Broome running as normal. Darwin-Broome increased from 3 to 5 days per week October 17-19th.
Greyhound Coaches Tennant Creek-Mount Isa Suspended
Tourist railways, tramways and cableways
NSW Rail Transport Museum (Thirlmere - Buxton) - you MUST book and purchase tickets in advance - no sales on site.
Sydney Tramway Museum (Loftus-Royal National Park) - opens SUNDAYS ONLY
Valley Heights Railway Museum - reopens July 12.
Katoomba Scenic Railway and cableway - reopened June 26
Bendigo Tramways - resumed December 9
Ballarat Tramway Museum re-opened 15/11.
Dalesford Spa Country Railway resumed December 27.
Yarra Valley Railway (Healesville) resumed November 29.
Mornington Railway resume December 20.
Portland 'cable' trams
Puffing Billy (Belgrave-Gembrook) resumed November 28. You MUST pre-book in advance.
Walhalla Goldfields Railway - services resumed November 4th.
Bellarine Railway (Queenscliff) - Services resumed December 6
Victorian Goldfields Railway (Maldon) - trains resume November 29. You MUST pre-book a day in advance.
Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola resumed November 28.
Kuranda Scenic Railway - full 7 day per week servces recommenced June 27
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway resumed normal services
Savannahlander (Cairns to Forsayth) - recommenced June 10
Gulflander (Normanton to Croydon) - recommence June 17
Mary Valley Railway (Gympie) - Normal services re-commenced June 13.
Tramway Museum (St Kilda, SA)
Granite Island Horse Tramway (Victor Harbor) Services resumed November 22.
Pichi Richi Railway (Quorn) Resumed November 28.
Steamranger (Goolwa - Victor Harbour) Resumed November 25.
Busselton Jetty train - normal services have resumed.
Bennett Brook Railway (Perth) - Full services resumed July 6.
Whiteman Park Tramway
Hotham Valley Railway (Dwellingup) - Forest Train resumed June 21
Pemberton Tramway - resumed June 29.
Rottnest Railway- resumed July 4.
Don River Railway (Devonport) resumed operation Saturday June 6.
West Coast Wilderness Railway (Queenstown-Strahan) The full timetable, including all departures from Strahan resumed January 2nd.
As soon as we become aware of service changes we will post an alert and update the service status summary here.