We started with six 12 seat Mini Buses and two 21 seat mini buses and were fortunate to take on existing clients of a company we had operated with prior to their liquidation which provided the basis for our later success. Our Fleet consisted of Owner Operators and company owned vehicles. In 2009 the original partnership was replaced by a Private Company, Brisbane Charter Bus Pty Ltd trading as Brisbane Mini Bus Charter.
Allan D’Almeida is the Managing Director of the company and his experience in the bus industry dates back to 1994. After completing 20 years of military service, Allan bought into B.C. Mini Buses as an owner operator and continued in this role until an opportunity came about in 2000 when the company B.C. Mini Buses went into liquidation. Allan secured the client base and continue the Charter Bus Service, which enabled the group of owner operators to continue in their roles under the new business. Allan continues to to manage the business abley supported by his daughter Kylie and together they are extremely proud of the services provided over many years to different organisations of which many still utilise our services. We continue to provide opportunities to Owner Operators to participate with us along our journey and enjoy the successes of our business.
Brisbane embraced the services provided to schools, corporate businesses, government departments, inbound tour operators, weddings, sporting groups, and to the general public. We have provided our mini buses to organisations undertaking major redevelopment such as The State Library of Qld, South Bank Institute of TAFE, Queensland Health, BP Australia and for projects such as the Ipswich Motorway upgrade. One thing we have learnt over the years was the need to adapt to the changing landscape of our industry, whilst some things remained constant others changed. From a slow down in tourism to an increase in the mining projects, we adapted from charters to our tourist attractions, to providing site tours for companies setting up in the Surat Basin, to driving in/out workers to the camp sites of major projects. This required some changes to our fleet and whilst we still maintain the mini bus as our core work, we have now included mid size coaches to enhance our fleet. Our fleet now includes 9 x 14 seat, 3 x 21, seat 1 X 25 seat Mini Buses and 1 x 33 seat and 1 x 37 seat Luxury Coaches.
Brisbane Charter Bus Pty Ltd is an Accredited Operator with Queensland Transport & Main Roads and a member of QBIC, our industry association. We are compliant with National and State Legislation and all our drivers are QLD Government authorised drivers.. Our business operates close to the CBD in Herston and this places our services within 8 minutes of the Brisbane CBD and only 12 minutes from the Brisbane Airport and the Cruise Terminals.