About Keolis Downer

Keolis Downer is Australia’s largest private provider of multi-modal public transport. We are the largest light rail operator in Australia and one of the nation’s most significant bus operators.

Our operations combine world-leading expertise and deep local knowledge, drawing on the experience of Keolis, international operator and integrator of all mobility modes, and Downer, one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading providers of services to customers in markets including Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Industrial Engineering, Utilities Communications and Facilities.

Together Keolis Downer’s commitment to safety, operational performance, innovation, and customers enable to deliver success.

Keolis Downer is the largest light rail operator in Australia, operating and maintaining Yarra Trams in Melbourne and G:link on the Gold Coast. Keolis Downer is also the largest private multi-modal transport operator in the Southern Hemisphere with significant bus operations in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland, and is the operator of the new integrated public transport system in Newcastle. We also develop new forms of shared and customised mobility to answer local needs, such as demand responsive transport services and autonomous vehicles.

More About Keolis Downer

Keolis Downer has a long-term commitment to Australia and New Zealand and aspires to be the partner of choice for public transport authorities by delivering on our commitment to think like a passenger. At the heart of this approach, we work closely with our clients, the community and our customers to understand their objectives. We then work in partnership to deliver a shared vision for a city or region.

Through our unique knowledge and experience in service development and network design, we are able to pair the needs of the community with a tailored transport solution that efficiently matches their demand, land use and economic activity.

Keolis Downer is committed to the development of integrated transport solutions that provide seamless connections for people while supporting modern lifestyles and shaping urban environments.

Fast Facts & Figures

Million Passenger Journeys
Light Rail Vehicles
Locations in five states in Australia

Keolis Downer employs 4,000 staff and is headquartered in Sydney. We provide transport services to people across Australia, including Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Leading the way in public transport, Keolis partners with public decision makers to make shared mobility an asset for cities and local communities. Internationally recognised as the leading operator of trams and automated metros, Keolis operates all transport modes and develops new forms of shared and customised mobility to answer local needs. With operations in 16 countries across four continents, Keolis operates and maintains more kilometres of light rail network and carries more passengers than any other company.

Downer is a leading provider of services to customers in markets including Transportation, Mining, Energy and Industrial Engineering, Utilities Communications and Facilities, with over 150 years’ experience across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. Downer’s technology and partnerships offer innovative solutions that bring increased availability, improved reliability and reduced costs.

“Our success is built on our ability to integrate all mobility modes and to partner with local transport authorities to deliver solutions that are adapted to community needs and that encourage the use of public transport.”