Can I hire a bus during COVID-19?
In these uncertain times, there are so many unknowns that planning an event or get together can seem overwhelming.
This is especially so when it comes to travelling together as a group…can I hire a bus?
The answer is YES, yes you can.
There are no restrictions for travel on non-government vehicles, including tour buses, coaches and mini buses. Truck stops, stations, platforms or other facilities do not have any restrictions.
There is no limit to the number of passengers you can have in a vehicle and passengers can sit in any seat. The usual road and safety rules apply.
Passengers do not need to be from the same household to travel together. You can hire a vehicle.
Source: NSW Government
Contact us and we’ll get you going again!
For all bookings, quotes and enquiries please contact us via our website contact form or call 0432 105 773
We are working remotely but continue to check our email regularly and will respond to your enquiry ASAP.
They even came to the closest tram stop and picked us all up.
Van was clean and in perfect condition.
will be using them again. Very happy customer
I had an amazing experience with Sydney Minibus Hire. The bus was incredibly clean, perfectly serviced and the process from initial hire through to pick-up and drop-off was seamless.
But beyond that, I returned to my own vehicle and had some mechanical issues. Daniel, the owner, went above and beyond, rolling my van to the nearest mechanic, and liaising with the mechanic on my behalf the next morning to sort out the repairs. It was incredibly kind, and goes to show that small, family owned business have a heart and soul that is worth supporting!
Highly HIGHLY recommend this company!
Our driver Jeff was brilliant. A seamless day without a hiccup. Value for money!
Couldn't ask for better service, top-notch from start to finish.
We offer 3 different sizes to suit your needs – 8, 12 and 21 seaters.
We guarantee you’ll be impressed with the superior quality of our fleet of mini buses and vans. Our entire fleet of 8, 12 and 21 seater minibuses and mini vans are all late-model vehicles, equipped with all the features you would expect in a modern vehicle.
They are immaculately presented, free from any promotional signage and advertising and expertly cleaned and detailed so your group can arrive at their destination or event in style.
8 Seater Minibus
Seats 8 people
5 door, 2.4 litre Minibus
Standard Driver Licence
Our 8 seater Toyota Tarago mini buses are suitable to carry 8 people, as well as two large and two medium sized pieces of luggage.
They all feature automatic transmission, power-steering, central locking, air conditioning and modern music systems with radio, CD, MP3, AUX, USB and Bluetooth players.
They can be driven by anyone over the age of 21 with a standard car driver licence. You do not require a special licence to drive them.
12 Seater Minibus
Seats 12 people
4 door, 2.7 litre Minibus
Standard Driver Licence
Our 12 seater Toyota Commuter mini buses are suitable to carry 12 people, as well as two large and two medium sized pieces of luggage.
They feature automatic transmission, power-steering, reversing camera (in some models), central locking, air conditioning and modern music systems with radio, CD, MP3, AUX, USB and Bluetooth players.
They can be driven by anyone over the age of 21 with a standard car driver licence.
21 Seater Minibus
Seats 21 people
LR Driver Licence
(or we can provide a driver)
Our 21 seat Toyota Coaster mini buses are suitable to carry 21 people, or 15 people if you require internal luggage space.
Features include automatic transmission, power-steering, reversing camera (in some models), central locking, air conditioning and modern music systems with radio, CD, MP3, AUX, USB and Bluetooth players.
You must hold a valid Light Rigid (LR) Driver Licence (or equivalent) to drive our 21 seat minibuses. They cannot be driven on a standard car driver licence.
Self-Drive Minibus Hire
The self-drive hire option is the way to go if you are happy to do the driving yourself.
Simply collect your vehicle from our Caringbah office in Sydney, drive your group to and from your event/s, then return it at the end of your trip. Depending on the hire, we can also arrange an alternative pick-up and drop-off location if required.
We also offer an after-hours drop off and key return service if you need to return the vehicle after business hours.
You can drive our 8 and 12 seater mini buses or vans on a standard car drivers licence, however you require a Light Rigid (LR) licence to drive our 21 seat minibuses.
International customers can also drive our vehicles. If your driver licence is not in English, you will need to provide either a valid International Driver Licence or an official translation document. In Australia, you can drive an 8 or 12 seat minibus with your Australian or overseas car driver licence.
An Australian LR or higher licence is required to drive a 21 seat minibus. Overseas drivers must be licensed to drive this size vehicle in their home country.
Our charter service is a popular option for sporting teams, school groups, community groups, business and corporate travellers, wedding parties and birthdays, tours and events.
If you don’t want the hassle of driving and navigating around unfamiliar roads or don’t hold the required licence to opt for the self-drive option, we also provide a charter service where we’ll do the driving for you.
With the charter service option, we’ll take care of everything for you. We will provide a professional uniformed driver who is fully licensed and authorised to carry passengers for the duration of your booking.
All we need to know is the time, pick-up location, destination and number of passengers and we’ll take care of the rest.
We can provide a group transport solution to meet your needs, no matter how complex they are. If you need to make multiple stops, have different pick-up and drop-off locations, require a multi-day service or need a service for an extended journey, with our charter service we’ll take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy the ride.
We don’t charge for add-ons
Unlike some other providers, you’ll know exactly how much your hire will cost from the beginning when you choose Sydney Minibus Hire.
Our quotes are all inclusive and we’ll never charge you additional fees, surcharges or taxes. We even include all the extras other companies would charge you for at no extra charge.
We include free travel on all Australian toll roads with your hire so you won’t need to worry about arranging a day pass or about any unexpected bills arriving. Simply drive wherever you need to go and we’ll take care of the rest (not applicable for wholesale/tour companies or long term hires).
If you are travelling in a large group and require extra space for luggage, simply let us know at the time of booking and we’ll provide a luggage trailer at no extra cost.
GPS navigation systems
If you will be driving on unfamiliar roads, we will be happy to provide you with a free GPS navigation system for the duration of your booking to make it a little easier for you.
Baby or booster seats
All our minivans and buses are equipped with three child restraint anchor points (there are six anchor points in the 21 seater) so your little ones can travel in safety. Simply let us know the number and type of baby or booster seats you need and we will supply Australian Standards Approved seats at no extra cost. We will have them allocated and ready for you when you pick up your vehicle.
Emergency roadside assistance
While all our minibuses and vans are regularly serviced and maintained and in excellent mechanical condition, if you do require emergency assistance, we also include free 24-hour roadside assistance with NRMA with your hire for added peace of mind.
You can nominate multiple drivers, provided all drivers are over 21 years of age and meet the licence requirements for that size vehicle, for no extra charge.
Daniel and Jennifer were a pleasure to deal with – very professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire again one of their 12-seaters should the need arise again in the future. Not only will I avail again of their services, I will also recommend them to my family and friends. Thanks again to you both.
Was a very easy and seamless experience. The service was fantastic, the minibus was immaculate, modern and very clean. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to hire a larger people carrier.
I have used Sydney Minibus Hire twice and I appreciate the no stress or hassle. Even being over an hour from home with lots of places I could chose to hire from, I’d rather go with Sydney Minibus. Everyone is so nice to deal with and the buses have been great.
A giant THANK YOU to Ron, our fantastic courteous driver and Daniel and the team at Sydney Minibus Hire! Ron arrived before the set time, he knew where we were going, he got us to our destinations safely and on time, and knew alternative routes when there were unexpected road closures. He also planned our trip in a way that meant he was pulling up on the side of the street that we needed to get out on – no need to cross busy roads. The bus was clean and in great working order (and fitted with safety belts). Thank you for helping make our day a great success. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Amazing service! Friendly staff! The bus was modern, clean and well looked after! The customer care package with lollies and tissues, pad and pen was a really friendly touch. Good old fashioned service. Will definitely use Sydney Minibus Hire again.
Our customers enjoyed themselves and our Team leader said your driver Ron was great to work with. Thank you for providing exceptional customer service from the booking over the phone to the delivery. Keep up the great work.
5 stars in the following areas: Being a foreigner in Sydney, Australia, driving can be difficult. Tony attended to us pleasantly and timely. Superb service. Simple instruction and guideline was given to me and I liked it. Booking made via online was perfect and correct, no hassle during the day of pick up. All my requests were attended to correctly eg. 3 x children car seats were already in the 12 seater commuter and insurance coverage. Perfect. Good hospitality from Tony. The commuter was clean and no breakdown. Returning the car very quick, check on fuel, check the top of roof and around the car, return 3 x children car seats, and done. It was a fast one. Most importantly I manage to transport my family safely. Thank you Tony and Sydney Minibus Hire.
Definitely better service compared to renting from the multinational companies. Rented a 12 seater under the “Snow Package” for a recent trip to Perisher. Great value. The bus and trailer were in excellent condition, the manager, Daniel, was very professional and even dropped me at the train station when I returned the bus.
Why people choose us
It’s simple—we are the specialists in minibus and minivan hire in Sydney.
We only provide premium-quality vehicles. Our mini buses and mini vans feature automatic transmission and are equipped with air-conditioning, power steering, reversing camera (some models only), central locking and modern music systems. They are clean, well-maintained and free from any promotional signage and stickers.
No request is too hard for us to accommodate. We are the ‘can-do’ people—whatever your unique needs and requirements are, we’ll be able to provide a minibus solution to make the logistical planning for your trip or event an absolute breeze.
We are not a booking agency. We own and operate all our vans and mini buses, meaning we can provide a complete end-to-end customised service for our customers. Because we deal exclusively in minibus and minivan hire in and around Sydney, we also have an in-depth understanding of what our customers need and value most.
Our quotes are all-inclusive. You’ll know exactly what your hire will cost from day one. Our quotes include government taxes, comprehensive insurance, free tolls for travel on all Australian motorways and any add-ons you request such as a GPS navigation system, baby seat, booster seat or luggage trailer.
We accept payment by cash, all major credit or debit cards or by direct deposit and don’t charge any additional fees or surcharges for payment processing. Corporate clients can also request to be invoiced for their vehicle hire.
You will need to provide a credit or debit card to secure your booking.