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Premier Queensland is a part of Premier Transport Group employing in excess of 625 staff and operating over500 vehicles along Australia’s Eastern Sea Board.

All companies within the trusted Premier Transport Group brand are family owned and run. The group boasts a range of vehicles, including but not limited to, modern 5 star luxury coaches with wheel chair access, low floor route service vehicles and not forgetting the large range of 4×4 mine vehicles.

In 1988 the King Family bought Nowra Coaches which was a small school, route and charter business. Over the next few years Nowra Coaches expanded necessitating a move to a purpose built depot in South Nowra. Nowra Coaches commenced NCT Tours and Travel, a Chinese travel agency in Sydney that promotes and runs tours throughout Australia.

In 1995 Nowra Coaches expanded with the acquisition of Pioneer Motor Service. Pioneer Motor Service is a company that has been running services between Nowra and Bega since the 1920’s. Soon after a computer booking system was developed and this commenced the move from manual to computerized systems throughout the companies.

1996 circumstances provided the chance for Pioneer Motor Service to grow with the acquisition of Kirlands Bros and soon after Lindsays Coaches Pioneer Motor Service now extended its services from Brisbane through to Eden. Premier / Pioneer Motor Service have since extended to have services that travel from Melbourne along the East Coast to Cairns and return.

Following a court battle in 1997 Pioneer Motor Service changed its name to Premier Motor Service for all services between Sydney and Brisbane and then between Eden and Melbourne.

Premier / Pioneer Motor Service put 1997 behind and looked forward to the future. In 1998 they were the first in the industry to introduce an internet booking system which made lengthy phone calls a thing of the past.

Premier Transport Group continued to expand in 2001 with the purchase of Wollongong based John J Hills and Rutty’s which were combined to form Premier Illawarra. Premier Illawarra conducts school, route and charter services to the Illawarra region.

Over the next few years the Premier Transport Group exceeded all expectations providing further opportunity for growth. In 2005 the Premier Transport Group looked north to the Gold Coastpurchasing Surf City Coaches. Surf City is known for its professionalism and class with all their charter work.

In 2009 Premier Illawarra had out grown its depot in Figtree and moved to a new depot in Unanderra which has helped Premier expand. Premier Transport Group then extended to Strahan in Tasmania with the purchase of Gordon Gateway Motel. Gordon Gateway’s luxury accommodation is set on 2.5 hectares with award winning gardens not to mention the 180 degree views of Strahan and Macquarie Harbour.

Premier Transport Group is continually moving forward and always looking at improvement. In 2012 Premier Transport attained Busit Queensland which is based in Mackay and Moranbah. Busit has recently moved into 2 new depots to accommodate the growth of the business. With a great team of staff on the ground Busit are an integral part of the group.