Kerry’s Bus Service – Atherton Tablelands

April 11, 2021


Business Overview
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a true lifestyle business on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland.

Kerry’s Bus Service is a long established school bus run on the Tablelands. Established for 25 years and owned by the current owners for the last 15 years, the business operates 40 weeks of the year during the school terms and services all the schools from Ravenshoe to Atherton to Herberton. The owners only work a few hours each week and all driving us done by the following long term employees:

  • 3 x casual drivers (25 hours each per week)
  • 1 x casual driver (20 hours per week)

Schools Serviced
The business services the following schools:

  • Mount Saint Bernards College Herberton
  • Jubilee Christian College Atherton
  • Atherton State High School
  • Atherton State Primary School
  • Malanda State High School
  • Malanda State Primary School
  • St Josephs Catholic Primary School Atherton
  • Mount Garnet State Primary School

The sale includes a fleet of 4 well maintained buses:

  • 2003 Mitsubishi Rosa (24 seater)
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Rosa (24 seater)
  • 2014 Higer Munro (28 seater)
  • 2017 Mitsubishi Rosa

Opportunities for Expansion
There are many opportunities to expand the business and further increase the profit such as introducing charter work in the local area (eg weddings, parties, race days, school excursions), increase passenger service including during school holidays, or the buyer could take a more active role in driving and maintenance of buses (eg mechanically handy person could do regular servicing themselves).

Areas of Competitive Edge
Many areas of competitive edge exist including:

  • Very well established business for 25 years
  • The perfect lifestyle business on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands
  • Little competition in the region
  • The business is operated from home with low overheads
  • Ample room to expand the services into charter work and a passenger service
  • Reliable employees do all the driving for the business
  • Owners only work a few hours each week in the business
  • Very easy business to operate
  • Fantastic reputation
  • Fleet includes 4 well maintained buses
  • Ideal business for a couple

Business Price
Kerry’s Bus Service is being sold for $395,000 wiwo (neg).

Confidentiality Agreement
To receive a Sale Proposal, please complete our online Confidentiality Agreement form at

Business Broker
Susan Butler – 0419 905 463