Banyule Bus Services – how do the changes affect you?

For the purpose of improving on-time running the Victorian government recently announced permanent changes to route bus services that are regularly accessed by residents of the City of Banyule.

These include timetable changes and, in some cases, variations to routes. The service changes, which took effect on Monday 19 December, involve the following services:

Route 508 (Alphington to Moonee Ponds via Northcote and Brunswick)

Route 513 (Eltham to Glenroy via Greensborough and Lower Plenty)

Route 517 (Northland to St Helena via Viewbank and Greensborough)

Route 562 (Humevale to Greensborough via Whittlesea, Mernda and Bundoora)

Route 563 (Greensborough to Northland via Mill Park, Plenty Road and Diamond Creek Road)

Route 565 (Kinglake to Whittlesea via Humevale)

Route 566 (Lalor to Northland via Plenty Road, Childs Road and Grimshaw Street).

Changes were also announced to route bus service availability for the holiday period  between Wednesday 28 December 2011 and Friday 6 January 2011. The services affected by these changes include:

Route 246 (Elsternwick to La Trobe University)

Route 250 (Port Melbourne to La Trobe University)

Route 251 (Garden City to Northland)

Route 293 (Box Hill to Greensborough)

Route 340 (City to La Trobe University)

Route 350 (City to La Trobe University)

Friends of Banyule made a submission to a bus service review conducted in 2009 by the Brumby government in which we recommended upgrades to route bus services in Banyule and surrounding municipalities. There were no significant upgrades of bus services in Banyule as a result of that review.

Please let us know how these service changes affect your travel routine by replying to this blog post or by sending an email to


About Friends of Banyule Inc

President & Public Officer of Friends of Banyule Inc, a community not- for-profit organisation to enhance and protect the environmental assets of Banyule City. Currently fighting the proposed NE Link freeway through one of inner Melbourne's most ecologically sensitive areas and historical areas.
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