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					           The voice of the
      NSW Bus and Coach Industry




Representation   Industrial   Assistance   Training   Suppliers
About the BCA
The Bus and Coach Association is the peak body of the private      The objectives of the BCA are to provide quality professional
bus and coach industry in NSW.                                     services to members via business development, industry
                                                                   leadership, advocacy, promotion and innovation, and to promote
The BCA was founded in 1942 to represent the interests of
                                                                   the benefits of bus and coach transport to the community.
the private bus and coach industry and to foster the efficient
                                                                   To achieve this, the BCA employs a dedicated team of staff
and sustainable growth of bus and coach transport in NSW.
                                                                   that represent and assist members on a range of industrial,
Currently the BCA represents around 700 members that employ
                                                                   regulatory and operator revenue issues.
15,000 staff and operate approximately 6,500 vehicles.




                                                                                      Historic George Gourley House - Home to the BCA




How the BCA works                                                  Types of Membership
BCA's greatest resource is its members who dedicate their
time and expertise to advancing public transport. The BCA          Full Members
is divided into 21 Branches organised primarily according          Full Membership is open to accredited bus and coach
to region. Each Branch elects a number of delegates and            operators in NSW. Members are able to attend local Branch
these delegates in turn elect the BCA Board of Management          meetings, conferences and seminars held at various
which controls the work program of the BCA and appoints            times throughout the year. Coach operators have their
an Executive Director to run a small team of staff.                own Branch and meet regularly to address their needs.
Delegates from each Branch meet at delegates' forums               Members vary considerably in size and structure, ranging
throughout the year to identify issues and priorities. These       from multinational corporations to small, family owned
are progressed through Board committees serviced by BCA            businesses.
staff, including industrial, technical, marketing and operations
committees. Members through the Board determine the work           Associate Members
program of the BCA.                                                Associate Membership is available to non bus operators,
                                                                   such as suppliers of goods and services, who support the
To apply for membership of the BCA,                                industry in one way or another. Associated members are
                                                                   invited to forums and conferences held throughout the
complete the attached Membership or Associate
                                                                   year. Associate Members also receive our monthly Bulletin
Membership form and send to Locked Bag 13,                         and have access to the Members' section of our web site.
North Parramatta NSW 1750.                                         Associate members do not have any voting rights.
What you receive as a member of the BCA
The BCA offers a wide range of services to its members. These include both
individual services (e.g. representation of individual operators on industrial
matters) and services on behalf of the industry (lobbying the Government on
particular issues). Services include:

• Negoitiating Government payments to operators (which also cover BCA fees)

• Representation in State and Federal industrial courts/commissions

• Problem solving and dispute resolution (e.g. with the Ministry of
  Transport, RTA)

• Access to conferences, workshops, seminars, events and key
  decision makers

• Industry-wide work on industrial awards, contract and
  funding negotiations

• A quality monthly journal outlining the latest industry information and issues

• Access to essential information, fact sheets and guidelines - hard copy
  and electronic (including members-only section of website)

• Quality Partnerships - access to (in some cases discounts on) insurance,
  training, legal, IT services

• Interpretation and advice on industry issues/government regulation

• Training programs (drivers, operators, supervisors)

• Forums to discuss/resolve local transport issues

• 20% discount on bus signs, safety equipment, tacho cards, etc

• Industry Superannuation Scheme

• Organisation/presentation at key forums to promote the image of bus and
  coach industry

• Advocacy and political lobbying

• Special Interest Group meetings ie. coach/tourist vehicle sector, small
  operator forums

• A dedicated BCA team committed to providing quality outcomes for members

• Workshops on selected topics like bus contracts

• Membership / Access to other bodies: tourism, employment,
  infrastructure, Bus Industry Confederation

• Regular reports on key or new issues/opportunities




BCA into the Future
The bus and coach industry is facing considerable challenges          core business. In the emerging industrial and regulatory
including the move to performance-based contracts and                 environment the BCA will continue to strongly advance the
increasing accreditation conditions. The BCA assists                  interests of its members and promote the benefits of the
members to meet these challenges and takes the lead role in           industry as a whole. New payment models and contract terms
negotiating with government on these reforms. This greatly            are key priorities for the BCA.
benefits operators, allowing them to concentrate on their
                           APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

I/We the undersigned hereby make application for Associate Membership of the Bus and Coach Association.



  The Board of Management may determine that any person, partnership, firm, company or corporation not engaged in the
  business of road passenger transport in the State of New South Wales shall be eligible to be admitted as an Associate Member
  of the Association under such terms and conditions as it may from time to time determine. Associate Members shall not be
  entitled to vote at any meeting of the Association or to have any voice in the conduct of its affairs.




Company Name:


Street Address:


Postal Address:


Contact Name:


Phone Number:                                                           Fax Number:


Mobile Number:


E-mail Address:


ABN Number:


Type of Operation :        Tourism / Hospitality / Retail           Vehicle / Equipment supplier            Financial / Insurances

                           Consulting Services                      Advertising Media        Other


As part of your membership you will receive a copy of our Bulletin magazine (11 issues per year)
Do you require any additional Bulletins @ $44.00. pa ?               Yes                     No


If yes please provide the recipient(s) name and address:




Upon approval, Membership Fees will be charged - See insert for details. Fees are normally due 30/11( pro rata if you join through the year)




Signature                                         Title                                           Date




Forward completed application form to the Bus & Coach Association (NSW)
Locked Bag 13, North Parramatta NSW 1750
                                               APPLICATION FOR FULL MEMBERSHIP
     I/We hereby apply for membership of the Bus & Coach Association (NSW) and agree, if accepted by the Board of Management,
                                                       to abide by its Rules.
I/We attach to this application, a copy of our accreditation certificate issued by the NSW Ministry of Transport, applicable to the services
                     operated. To the best of my knowledge, the information supplied hereunder is true and correct.
        Upon approval by the Board of Management a Subscription notice for Membership fees will be sent based on the number of
         buses / coaches you operate. Membership Fees, normally due 30/11, can be charged pro rata if joining through the year
                                                      (see insert for details).




        Business Name:.......................................................................................................................................................................…


        Street Address: ............................................................................................................................... Postcode: ……...........……


        Postal Address :................................................................................................................................ Postcode:……...............….


        Phone No: Business (                  ) ....................................... Home(        ) ...................................... Fax (      ) ......................................


        E- mail Address…………………………………………………… Website Address: …………………………………………………


        Contacts Name:..........................................................................................ABN Number………….......................………………..


        MoT Contract Number/s:………............….………Full / Interim ( cross out )                                               Accreditation Number……......................………


        Type of Operation (Please Tick):                     Commercial                                     Non Commercial                                       Coach/ Charter


               List all buses registered to your business that operate in NSW or ACT. (List all vehicles owned, including spares)
   Date of First Registration                          Registration No.                        Make                      Bus Capacity                             Main Usage:
                                                                                                                                                                     School
                                                                                                                                                                  Route Service
                                                                                                                                                                     Charter
                                                                                                                                                                     Tourist
   Month                    Year                                                                                      Seated              Standing




 Is this a new venture or transfer of business?.....................................................Previous owners name.....................................................
Total Number of Buses operated:……......................
(Separate list if more than 5 buses)

                                                      If non - commercial provide Bus Category details as follows:
Number of Category 1 Buses.................... Category 2 Buses.................... Category 3 Buses.................... Category 4 Buses...................


Any other trading/business name(s) by which your company/firm/partnership is known:.......................................................................................


Included in your membership you will receive one copy of each issue of the BCA BULLETIN
Do you wish to order additional copies of the BCA Bulletin @$44.00 per annum (11 issues) How many?………...............................…….


Signature:………….....………………….Name:…………..………………………….Position…….....……………………….Date:………...............
Bus & Coach Co-operative Society
Bus Signage
Safety Equipment
Tachograph Cards
& much much more




                         BCA Members receive 20% discount off marked prices.
                     Catalogue Available - Contact the BCA or visit the BCA Website



                                          BCA Website
             The BCA website gives members access to a large volume of information as well as a special
  “Members Area” that contains numerous reports, manuals and other vital information, including BCA Membership lists.


                               www.bcansw.com.au

                                                Contacts
                                         Bus & Coach Association (NSW)
                                                 27 Villiers St
                                          North Parramatta NSW 2151

                                              Correspondence to
                                         Bus & Coach Association (NSW)
                                                 Locked Bag 13
                                          North Parramatta NSW 1750

                                            Phone: (02) 8839 9500
                                              Fax: (02) 9683 1465
                                     Email: bcansw@bcansw.com.au

				
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