Public Transport Authority (Western Australia)


The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is a statutory authority that oversees the operation of all public transport in Western Australia.

Public Transport Authority
Public Transport Authority logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed1 July 2003
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionWestern Australia
HeadquartersPublic Transport Centre
Employees1,654 (June 2015)
Annual budget$1.27 billion (2014/15)
Agency executive
  • Peter Woronzow, Chief Executive Officer
Parent agencyDepartment of Transport


The Public Transport Authority was formed on 1 July 2003 in accordance with the Public Transport Authority Act 2003[1] as the body overseeing the provision of public transport in Western Australia.[2] It operates bus, ferry and train services in Perth under the Transperth brand, regional road coach and train services in regional Western Australia under the Transwa brand and manages school bus services.[3][4]


The Public Transport Authority runs many services. They are:[4]


The Public Transport Authority and Transperth introduced a smartcard, SmartRider, to replace MultiRiders from January 2007. This can be used on Transperth, TransAlbany, TransBunbury, TransBusselton, TransGeraldton and TransGoldfields services.

Chief Executive OfficersEdit

The head of the Public Transport Authority is the Chief Executive Officer. From 2010, the PTA CEO position has been held by the Director General - Transport.[5]

  • Reece Waldock (1 July 2003 – 29 July 2016)
  • Richard Sellers (July 2016–?)
  • Peter Woronzow (November 2021–)[6]


  1. ^ Public Transport Authority Act 2003 Government of Western Australia
  2. ^ New PTA to provide better planned and integrated services Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 30 June 2003
  3. ^ Review of the Public Transport Authority Act 2003 (PTA Act) Required under Section 70 of the Act Parliament of Western Australia
  4. ^ a b Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2015 Public Transport Authority
  5. ^ O'Brien, Simon (21 April 2010). "New transport boss appointed". Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Executive team". Public Transport Authority. Retrieved 2 August 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Public Transport Authority website