Public Transport Authority
Agency overview
Formed1 July 2003
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionWestern Australia
Employees1,654 (June 2015)
Annual budget$1.27 billion (2014/15)
Agency executive
  • Richard Sellers, Chief Executive Officer
Parent agencyDepartment of Transport

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


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 Officers

The head of the Public Transport Authority is the Chief Executive Officer.