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PFW584422 viewsNational Bus Co (719) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom “550” wore this livery for Titans Basketball team when new, seen here at Doncaster Depot. Subsequently with Ventura it retained that fleet number but acquired rego1719AO and later was repainted into Smartbus livery.
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1734AO 342 viewsVentura/National Bus Co (734) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom “550” in SmartBus livery. It is ex PLQ095 with National.
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4674AO334 viewsVentura Group/Grenda Bus Service (74) Hino BC114K/Volgren Special needs bus dating back to 1995 ex NLO 903, returning home to the Ventura/Peninsula Seaford Depot in the afternoon peak.
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4676AO276 viewsVentura/Grenda (76) Volgren Volvo B10B, on regional rail.
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2648AO380 viewsVentura/Oakleigh Depot (820) NCBC, Scania L94UB, on Metro Regional Rail.
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9051AO349 viewsVentura/Lilydale Depot (855) Volvo B7RLE/Volgren CR228L ex Grenda on Metro Regional Rail.
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4697AO301 viewsVentura Group/Grenda Bus Service (97) Toyota Coaster HZB50R/Arakawa dating back to 1996, returning home to the Ventura/Peninsula Seaford Depot in the afternoon peak.
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8426AO740 viewsVentura (993) a 2010 ex Stock, Scania K280UB/Custom Coaches "CB80", seen leaving Glen Waverley Station for Eastland.
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1555AC433 viewsDee Decker Tours MAN SL200/Ansair ex 2200AC; ex (250) 1150AO, National Bus Company-(Ventura Bus Lines), Melbourne Vic.; ex (250) 1150AO, FKM346 National Bus Company-(National Express Group), Melbourne Vic; ex (250) MYE250 PTC/MET, Melbourne, Vic, in Sunshine 30/5/2013.
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AZ 68 LM172 viewsUnknown owner Mercedes LO812/Custom Coaches ex Ventura, ex National Bus Co (425) 2425AO, ex FVT 085, at Narrandera 17/6/2011, still showing a National destination. It was deregd 18/10/2015.
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3890 MO860 viewsLBJ Tours 3890 MO Leyland Leopard/Smithfield Euro at Wollongong 3/2/10. It is ex MO 3101, ex Westway, Bankstown Airport m/o 8952; ex Crossley Bus Lines m/o 8952; ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (94) FRW 094; ex APG 794. It was deregd 17/1/2011.
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TV 621325 viewsDewhurst's Armidale Denning Denair ex Ventura VC 0215
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4660AO194 viewsVentura (60) Scania L94UB/CR224L ex Grenda Bus Service, in Dandenong 15/7/2014.
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4660AO233 viewsVentura (60) Scania L94UB/CR224L ex Grenda Bus Service, in Dandenong 15/7/2014.
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4702AO236 viewsVentura (102) Scania L94UB/Volgren CR224L ex Grenda Bus Service, ex QGG084, in Dandenong 15/7/2014
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7502AO231 viewsVentura (293) Scania N310UB/Vp;gren CR228L ex Grenda Bus Service, in Dandenong 15/7/2014.
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7630AO1578 viewsNew for Ventura is (124) 7630AO Coach Concepts Mercedes OH1830 School & Charter Coach. Seen here yet to receive fleet numbers Jan 2010.

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3616AO985 viewsUS Bus # 16 Volvo B6FA/Volgren seen at the Ventura Oakleigh depot shortly after the take over by Ventura, after being cleaned up in preparation for disposal.
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2690AO1364 viewsAustraliner Denning Landseer – GM ex Ventura # 101. Photo taken in Dandenong Road near Carnegie 4/2/2010.

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2666AO1183 viewsVentura 23 Centurion Leyland Tiger being used on a local school charter on Friday 5/3 still in the light blue Mount Dandy colours. It is ex (336), ex EFT212, ex (36) EFT212 Mount Dandenong Passenger Service, Croydon, Vic.
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m/o 7805 494 viewsRevesby Bus & Coach Service Leyland Leopard PSU3C/Ansair, ex Ventura Melbourne (97) IKP897. Withdrawn/sold by Crossley prior to takeover by Connex.
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m/o 287483 viewsRevesby Bus & Coach Service Leyland Leopard/PMCSA ex Ventura Melbourne (102) FRW102 in 1996.
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m/o 150451 viewsRevesby Bus & Coach Service Leyland Leopard/CC ex Ventura (8) BSC 308, rebody ex UK in 1992. It was deregd 11/02.
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m/o 8715338 viewsMosman Coaches Leyland Leopard PSU3E/2R/PMCSA ex Connex (35) m/o 922 - withdrawn 11/02; ex Crossley, Revesby; ex m/o 9200; ex Ventura, Melbourne (100) FRW100; ex BFI 100. Sold non-psv to Austral.
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m/o 6397371 viewsPremier Illawarra Leyland Tiger/PMC ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (72) 2572 AO -/04; ex COV 572; ex FRW 072 (B41D), seen in 2006. Transferred to Nowra Coaches for scrapping by 3/11.
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MO 6344354 viewsPremier Illawarra Leyland Tiger/PMC ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (29) 2529 AO -/04; ex CMU 529; ex FRW 029 (B41D), seen in 2006. Transferred to Nowra by 1/13 & deregd, having been reregd 4777 MO by then.
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FRW 042209 viewsVentura BusLines, Knoxfield (42) Mercedes O305/PMC ex EVA 042, ex STA 1867 taken on a BCSV tour in 2000. It subsequently became m/o 8211 with Crossley Bus Lines, Sydney, Then transferred to Logan Coaches Qld as (51) 005 FXZ, then the same with Cavbus before being withdrawn.
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MO 0342150 viewsBrisbane Water Coaches, Gosford Leyland Tiger/PMC seen at Gosford interchange in 1986. To Peninsula Bus Lines, Umina, then Mount Dandenong Passenger Service, Croydon (54) NXX 607, then Ventura Bus Lines Pty Ltd, South Oakleigh, VIC (6) 2679 AO, then Northland Coach & Travel, Grafton MO 5732 – sold 9/14.
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m/o 9207719 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/PMCSA ex Ventura Buslines(50) FRW 050 ex BDU 650. It was reregd m/o 020 and later became (?) 120-EJZ at Logan Coaches. It is seen besides the new m/o 018 Hino/CC.
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m/o 3401634 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Worldmaster/Newnham ex Ventura Buslines(151) BBY 123, ex Hawthorn B.S, ex Rennie's B.S., rebody ex MTT. It later became (13) 190 EMC at Glasshouse Country Coaches Qld.
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m/o 8934698 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Ansair 3/76 B38D ex Ventura (98) IKP 898 which after a short time became m/o 541. It became a mobile home.
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5018AO117 viewsCardinia Transit (564) MAN 10.180/Volgren seen here at the Arts Centre, an unusual bus to see in the City, November 2007. It also became (564) with Ventura and has since been withdrawn.
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m/o 005218 viewsCrossley Bus Lines/Leisure Coaches Leyland Royal Tiger Cub GM ex m/o 7137 Southtrans rebodied by Menai Bus Service chassis ex Ventura ex Canberra. It operated out of both Helensburgh and Auburn at various times.
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m/o 6417252 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R/ Custom Coaches ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (6) BRP 306; Rebody of 1968 chassis ex Potteries Motor Traction Stoke-on-Trent UK SN1120 TVT120G. It went to Westway 29/1/97 from where it was sold to private buyer, Richmond NSW 31/5/2006 and listed for sale on Ebay 4/08.
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m/o 6419249 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Smithfield "Euro" ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (13) AWM 013; Rebody chassis ex Hammersley Iron, WA. In AOA livery. It saw further service with Westway from where it was sold to LBJ Tours, Wollongong for parts 12/01.
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m/o 7019296 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Domino ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (85) IYI 085. Saw subsequent service with Westway from where it was sold for non-PSV at Naree Warren, VIC 6/01; later noted derelict in Tasmania reg EP 7258.
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m/o 707256 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Smithfield ex Revesby ex m/o 8702 ex Ventura Melbourne (48) AXH648, 1973 Chassis ex Hammersley Iron WA 5-1. Sold as a caravan possibly some 12 months before Connex take over.
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m/o 8211346 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Mercedes Benz O305/PMC ex (42) FRW 042, EVA 042, ex PTC (1867), Sydney, NSW, still in Ventura livery. It was transferred to Logan Coaches Qld as (51) 005 FXZ, then the same with Cavbus before being withdrawn.
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m/o 8234239 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Ansair ex Ventura Bus Lines (41) IKK 041. It went to Westway where it was broken up for parts 8/00 - body shell sold to Simsmetal.
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m/o 8432226 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Smithfield ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (89) IVI 089, in AOA. It retained that rego with Westway where it was being used for parts at the depot by 12/01.
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m/o 9248259 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/PMC ex Ventura Melbourne (61) FRW 061 ex CAY 561. It was reregd m/o 350 before going to Connex as (19). From there it became AC77EF with Gallacher, Brownsville, then AC77EF Yallah Roadhouse then AC77EF Ambush Adventure Tours.
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m/o 78811138 viewsFrom Crossley Bus Lines is this Mercedes O305/PMC, ex (63) FRW063, EWW063 Ventura Buslines, Oakleigh Vic.-ex STA Mark I 1796. It became Connex (145) and was withdrawn April 2004. Sold to the Parker family in 2006. Seen operating a rail bus service - obviously Fleet age wasn't a problem when Crossley's put this bus on Rail Replacement back in 2000.
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9603AO80 viewsDriver Bus Lines (33) Scania K320IB/Higer A30.
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NHM 311111 viewsFrankston Passenger Service (11) Volvo B10B/Volgre which became (311) 2411AO with Grenda and then Ventura, at Frankston Station.
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3499AO96 viewsGrenda/Moorabbin Transit (571) Mercedes O405NH/Volgren at the depot in 2003. Later (571) with Ventura.
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4480AO104 viewsGrenda Corp : Portsea Passenger Service (480) Volvo B10M/Volgren ex (80) CFX029 Peninsula Bus Lines, Seaford, Victoria; ex (12) CFX029 Grenda's Bus Service, Dandenong, Victoria, taken in 2003. Withdrawn since the Ventura takeover.
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4516AO132 viewsMoorabbin Transit (516) MAN SL202/Volgren CR221 doing Rail from Mordialloc to Caulfield on the last weekend in July 2007. It went to Ventura and then to Transdev Melbourne
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4544AO186 viewsGrenda (544) Volvo B10M/Volgren SC221 June 2011. Still carries that fleet number with Ventura.
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4627AO115 viewsGrenda (Ventura) (27) Volvo B10B/Volgren ex OIQ 027, departing Dandenong Station on Pakenham rail replacement 08/12/2012. It was scrapped 5/2017.
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4708AO100 viewsNew November 2007 for Grenda's is (238) Mercedes 0500LE/Volgren Malaysia CR228L, seen here prior to entering service. It went to Ventura with same fleet number and rego in PTV livery.
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4711AO131 viewsGrenda (Ventura) (111) Volvo B10M MkII/Volgren ex CXB 164, on emergency rail at Box Hill 04/10/2012.
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4724AO175 viewsGrenda Group (124) Volvo B10M/Fuji doing Rail from Mordialloc to Caulfield on the last weekend in July 2007. It went to Ventura and was then withdrawn.
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5013AO86 viewsNew November 2007 for Grenda's is (250) Mercedes 0500LE/Volgren Malaysia CR228L, seen here prior to entering service. It went to Ventura with same fleet number and rego in PTV livery.
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6018AO158 viewsGrenda (223) Volvo B7R/ Volgren Malaysia SC222 June 2011. Still carries that fleet number with Ventura.
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1227AO220 viewsMoorabbin Transit/Grenda (606) Volvo B7R/Autobus ex Nuline Charter at MSAC at MSAC 24 June 2011. Has retained fleet number and rego with Ventura.
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TC 689110 viewsHorizon West (9) Leyland Leopard/Freighter ex-TC689 Moore (C A & P S) (Mandurah); ex-TC689 Shoreline Coaches (Rockingham); ex-LLJ090 Ventura Bus Lines (South Oakleigh VIC) (90)
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689 650239 viewsVentura Motors Reo from the 1930’s at Gelenelg at West Beach, Glenelg about to leave for Birdwood c September 2004.
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689 650295 viewsVentura Motors Reo from the 1930’s at West Beach, Glenelg about to leave for Birdwood c September 2004.
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m/o 6436148 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R/Custom Coaches ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (9) BRP 309; Rebody of a 1965 chassis ex Ribble Motors, UK CCK622C, at Tempe Station c 1994. It went to Westway Bus & Coach service then sold to Holiday Bus (Pritchard Management Pty Ltd), Dee Why as m/o 6436 20/1/04, then for a motorhome at Werribee, VIC 11/04.
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9250AO366 viewsMoorabbin (696) Volvo B7RLE/Volgren "CR228L" on Christmas duties at Fountain Gate Shopping Centre on a Cardinia run.
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