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Registration/Fleet Numbers
Number plates on Canberra buses are from the block of plates allocated to the Commonwealth Government. Buses carry number plates commencing with the letters ‘ZIB’ – Z for Commonwealth, I for Interior and B for Bus. Canberra buses do not carry fleet numbers – the numeral portion of the number plate is official regarded as being the fleet number. In the fleet list the registration number for any vehicle can be obtained by prefixing the fleet number with ZIB.

Depots
Stephen Street, Ainslie
Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

Colour Scheme
Coffee/Arctic Green/Carnation Red Band (Standard)
Golden Yellow/Arctic Green/Calipso Green Band (Experimental)

Tickets
Setright

Fleet

15 Type
Chassis: Leyland Leopard L
Body Freighter: B43D
Built: 1962
Fleet Numbers: 015

36 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470, 2HMU3RA
Body: ComEng B43D
Built: 1960-61
Fleet Numbers: 036, 038 – 053

37 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470, 3HMU3RA
Body: ComEng B43D
Built: 1960
Fleet Numbers: 037

54 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470, 2HMU3RA
Body: Freighter B43D
Built: 1962
Fleet Numbers: 054 – 064

65Type
Chassis: Leyland Leopard L1
Body: ComEng B43D
Built: 1963
Fleet Numbers: 065

66 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470 2HMU3RAE
Body: ComEng B43D
Built: 1963
Fleet Numbers: 066 – 069

70 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470, 2MU3RAE
Body: ComEng B43D
Built: 1964
Fleet Numbers: 070 – 073

74 Type
Chassis: Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R
Body: ComEng B43D
Built: 1964
Fleet Numbers: 074 – 075

76 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470 2MU3RAE
Body: PMC B43D
Built: 1965
Fleet Numbers: 076 – 078

79 Type
Chassis: Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R
Body: PMC
Built: 1965
Fleet Numbers: 079 – 081

82 Type
Chassis: Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R
Body: PMC B43D
Built: 1965-66
Fleet Numbers: 082 – 084, 090

91 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470 2MU3RA
Body: PMC B43D
Built: 1966
Fleet Numbers: 091 – 099, 101 – 108

100 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH470 2MU3RAE
Body: Freighter C45F
Built: 1965
Fleet Numbers: 100

109 Type
Chassis: Bedford VAM5
Body: PMC B54F
Built: 1966
Fleet Numbers: 109 – 110

111 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH505 6MU3RE
Body: Hedges B43D
Built: 1967
Fleet Numbers: 111 – 120

121 Type
Chassis: AEC Swift AH505 MP3R
Body: Hedges B43D
Built: 1968
Fleet Numbers: 121 – 123, 125

124 Type
Chassis: AEC Reliance AH505 6MU3RE
Body: Hedges B43D
Built: 1968
Fleet Numbers: 124, 126 – 142

143 Type
Chassis: Morris LD5 YJER5
Body: Wright B21F
Built: 1969
Fleet Numbers: 143 – 144, 155

145 Type
Chassis: AEC Swift AH505 MP3R
Body: Hedges B43D
Built: 1969
Fleet Numbers: 145 – 154

156 Type
Chassis: AEC Swift AH505 3MP2R
Body: CVI B43D
Built: 1970-71
Fleet Numbers: 156 – 185

186 Type
Chassis: AEC Swift AH505 3MP2R
Body: Freighter B43D
Built: 1971-72
Fleet Numbers: 186 – 206, 209-215
Notes: 214-215 delivered prior to 31/12/72 but not issued to traffic at that date.

207 Type
Chassis: Volvo B58/50
Body: Freighter B43D
Built: 1972
Fleet Numbers: 207 – 208

Source: ‘Australian Government and Municipal Buses’ by L J Pascoe (ISBN: 0858290073)

Categories: Fleet History