Ventura was founded on the 24th of December 1924 when Henry Cornwall, a war veteran and Victorian farmer, purchased a bus and began to transport customers between Box Hill and Spencer St station.
Today Ventura, a fourth-generation Australian family company, is Victoria’s largest public transport provider, bus operator and charter coach operator. We employee over 1,800 people and our fleet consists of over 900 buses. In total we carry over 42 million customers per year and have accreditation with Bus Safety Victoria and ISO9001. We have 12 depots that are positioned to service customers locally and efficiently.
Ventura is the prime supplier of rail and tram replacement services and will continue to provide exceptional service as Victoria grows through Metro Tunnel works, level crossing removal works, and other major infrastructure works. These major projects are large scope endeavours and can require more than 300 extra buses for 2 weeks between say Flinders Street and Caulfield. We enjoy the challenge that our exciting city, Melbourne delivers every day and always put our customers at front of mind when planning events.
The Ventura workforce are looking forward to our Centenary in 2024 and continuing to evolve to meet the travelling needs of Melbournians.