1500 Series – Mercedes-Benz O405NH / OC500LE CNG

This page features my collection of 1500-Series buses.

This series consists of buses operated in Perth by Swan Transit and Path Transit, and has Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNGs, OC500LE CNG midis and 0405NH diesels. This series also has a number of regional NHs in a number of places operated by a variety of operators.

While I’ve made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information presented here, sometimes I make mistakes and cannot guarantee that this information is 100% accurate. And as always, expect these photos to update from time to time as I take better ones while out and about!


1599 2019.11.11 AdelaideTce

  • 1599
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Adelaide Tce, Perth
  • Photo taken 11th November 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’06
  • Depot: Southern River

1598 2019.03.24 OptusStadium

  • 1598
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Optus Stadium
  • Photo taken 24th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’06
  • Depot: Southern River

1597 2019.03.05 ArmaholeStn

  • 1597
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Armadale Station
  • Photo taken 5th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’06
  • Depot: Southern River

1596 2019.10.12 AdelaideTce

  • 1596
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Adelaide Tce, Perth
  • Photo taken 12th October 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’06
  • Depot: Southern River

1595 2019.11.18 VicPark

  • 1595
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Victoria Park Transfer Station
  • Photo taken 18th November 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’06
  • Depot: Southern River

1594 2019.06.29 FreoStn

  • 1594
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Fremantle Station
  • Photo taken 29th June 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’06
  • Depot: Southern River

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  • 1593
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’06
  • Depot: ex-Southern River (withdrawn Oct ’13 – written off)

1592 2019.11.20 MountsBayRd

  • 1592
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
  • Photo taken 20th November 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’06
  • Depot: Welshpool
  • Note: Path Transit

1591 2019.07.12 AdelaideTce

  • 1591
  • Mercedes-Benz OC500LE CNG
  • Adelaide Tce, Perth
  • Photo taken 12th July 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’06
  • Depot: Welshpool
  • Note: Path Transit

1590 2019.07.31 CollegeAve

  • 1590
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • College Ave, Busselton
  • Photo taken 31st July 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jul ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton
    • At Bunbury until ~Jun ’19

1589 BlairSt 19.12.18

  • 1589
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 19th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Jul ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton
    • At Bunbury until ~Jun ’19

1588 2019.04.12 BlairSt

  • 1588
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 12th April 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jul ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton
    • At Bunbury until ~Jun ’19

1587 BunburyStn 19.12.18

  • 1587
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Bunbury Station
  • Photo taken 19th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Jun ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton
    • At Bunbury until ~Jun ’19

1586 2019.04.12 BusseltonDpt

  • 1586
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Busselton Depot
  • Photo taken 12th April 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton
    • At Bunbury until Mar ’19

1585 BunburyStn 19.12.18

  • 1585
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Bunbury Railway Terminal
  • Photo taken 19th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1584 2019.02.05 BunburyStn

  • 1584
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Bunbury Bus Station
  • Photo taken 5th February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1583 2019.07.31 BlairSt

  • 1583
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 31st July 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1581 2019.02.05 SymmonsSt

  • 1581
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Symmons St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 5th February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jan ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1580 2019.02.05 SymmonsSt

  • 1580
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 5th February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jan ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1579 2019.07.31 SpencerSt

  • 1579
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Spencer St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 31st July 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jan ’02
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1578 2019.02.05 BlairSt

  • 1578
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 5th February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Dec ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1577 2019.04.12 BlairSt

  • 1577
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 12th April 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Dec ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1576 2019.02.05 v2 BlairSt

  • 1576
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 5th February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Dec ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1575 2019.04.12 BlairSt

  • 1575
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 12th April 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Dec ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1573 2019.04.12 BlairSt

  • 1573
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Blair St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 19th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Nov ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1572 2019.02.05 SymmonsSt

  • 1572
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Symmons St, Bunbury
  • Photo taken 5th February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Bunbury

1571 2019.02.01 MountsBR

  • 1571
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
  • Photo taken 1st February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1570 2019.11.11 MountsBayRd

  • 1570
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
  • Photo taken 11th November 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1569 freostn 31.12.18

  • 1569
  • Mercedes-Benz O405NH
  • Fremantle Station
  • Photo taken 31st December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1568 2019.11.08 AdelaideTce

  • 1568
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Adelaide Tce, Perth
  • Photo taken 8th November 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’01
  • Operator: Path Transit
  • Depot: Kalamunda

1567 2019.10.25 KarrakSt

  • 1567
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • University Blvd, Bentley
  • Photo taken 10th January 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’01
  • Operator: Path Transit
  • Depot: Kalamunda

1566 2019.05.13 Causeway

  • 1566
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Adelaide Tce, Perth
  • Photo taken 13th May 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’01
  • Operator: Path Transit
  • Depot: Kalamunda

1565 2019.03.15 HampdenRd

  • 1565
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hampden Rd, Nedlands
  • Photo taken 15th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

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  • 1564
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Kalamunda (Withdrawn Jul ’10 – written off)

1563 2019.05.13 HaySt

  • 1563
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hay St, Perth
  • Photo taken 13th May 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1562 2019.08.26 HospitalAve

  • 1562
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hospital Ave, Nedlands
  • Photo taken 26th August 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1561 2019.05.07 HaySt

  • 1561
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hay St, East Perth
  • Photo taken 7th May 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1560 2019.08.02 HospitalAve

  • 1560
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hospital Ave, Nedlands
  • Photo taken 2nd August 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1559 ElderPl 17.12.18

  • 1559
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Elder Pl, Fremantle
  • Photo taken 17th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1558 2019.05.13 HaySt

  • 1558
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hay St, East Perth
  • Photo taken 13th May 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1557 2019.04.09 MonashAve

  • 1557
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Monash Ave, Nedlands
  • Photo taken 9th April 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Shenton Park
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1556 2019.11.11 FreoStn

  • 1556
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Fremantle Station
  • Photo taken 11th November 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn Dec ’19)
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1555 2019.07.23 HospitalAve

  • 1555
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hospital Ave, Nedlands
  • Photo taken 23rd July 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Feb ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn Nov ’19)
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1554 freostn 9.1.19

  • 1554
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Fremantle Station
  • Photo taken 9th January 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Feb ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn Nov ’19)
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1553 2019.01.22 freostn

  • 1553
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Fremantle Station
  • Photo taken 22nd January 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Feb ’01
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn Nov ’19)
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1552 2019.05.13 RiversideDr

  • 1552
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Riverside Dr, Perth
  • Photo taken 13th May 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Nov ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn Nov ’19)
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1551 2019.08.02 HospitalAve

  • 1551
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Hospital Ave, Nedlands
  • Photo taken 2nd August 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Nov ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn Sept ’19)
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1550 MonashAve 17.12.18

  • 1550
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Monash Ave, Nedlands
  • Photo taken 17th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Nov ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Canning Vale (returned to service)
    • Shenton Park until Aug ’19 (withdrawn)
    • North Fremantle until Jul ’19

1549 2019.07.02 PlainSt (2)

  • 1549
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Plain St, Perth
  • Photo taken 2nd July 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Nov ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Karrinyup (returned to service)
    • At Beckenham until Nov ’19
    • At Shenton Park until Aug ’19 (withdrawn)

1548 2019.11.11 BarryMPde

  • 1548
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Fiona Wood Rd, Murdoch
  • Photo taken 11th November 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Nov ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Canning Vale (returned to service)
    • At Shenton Park until Jun ’19 (withdrawn)

1547 LemnosSt 5.12.18

  • 1547
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Lemnos St, Shenton Park
  • Photo taken 5th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Nov ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn Dec ’18)

1546 2019.03.22 HelenaSt

  • 1546
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Helena St, Midland
  • Photo taken 22nd March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Oct ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Midvale (withdrawn Mar ’19)
    • Shenton Park until Nov ’18

1545 2019.03.19 MidlandStn

  • 1545
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Midland Station
  • Photo taken 19th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Oct ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Midvale (withdrawn Mar ’19)
    • Shenton Park until Nov ’18

1544 2019.03.20 HelenaSt

  • 1544
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Helena St, Midland
  • Photo taken 20th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Oct ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Midvale (withdrawn Mar ’19)
    • Shenton Park until Nov ’18

1543 2019.04.05 MurdyStn (2)

  • 1543
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Murdoch Station
  • Photo taken 5th April 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Sept ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Canning Vale (withdrawn May ’19)
    • Shenton Park until Sep ’18

1542 2019.05.07 MurdyStn

  • 1542
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Murdoch Station
  • Photo taken 7th May 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Sept ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Canning Vale (withdrawn May ’19)
    • Shenton Park until Sep ’18

1541 2019.03.27 v2 KarrinyupDpt

  • 1541
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Karrinyup Depot
  • Photo taken 27th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Sept ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park (withdrawn mid-2018)

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  • 1540
  • Ex-Shenton Park, withdrawn Aug ’18
  • Currently owned by Purple Coaches (Comfort Delgro Swan), rego CVL3578

1539 WilliamSt 13.02.18

  • 1539
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • William St, Perth
  • Photo taken 13th February 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Aug ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park

1537 2019.02.11 BarryMPde

  • 1537
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Barry Marshall Pde, Murdoch
  • Photo taken 11th February 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jun ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Canning Vale (withdrawn Feb ’19)
    • Shenton Park until ???

1536 2019.03.05 CVDepot

  • 1536
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Canning Vale Depot
  • Photo taken 5th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jun ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Canning Vale (withdrawn Feb ’19)
    • Shenton Park until ???

1534 2019.01.23 cvdpt

  • 1534
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Canning Vale Depot
  • Photo taken 23rd January 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jun ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park

1533 2019.03.05 CVDepot

  • 1533
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Canning Vale Depot
  • Photo taken 5th March 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park

[1529-1532]

  • Ex-Shenton Park, withdrawn Feb-Apr ’18
  • 1529 returned to service briefly in mid-2018 at Southern River

1528 2019.08.13 Manheim

  • 1528
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Manheim
  • Photo taken 13th August 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): May ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Southern River

[1526-1527]

  • Ex-Path Transit, currently stored at Malaga

1525 CurtinUni 29.05.18

  • 1525
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Curtin University Bus Station
  • Photo taken 29th May 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Southern River

1524 MurdyStn 4.04.18

  • 1524
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Murdoch Station
  • Photo taken 4th April 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Mar ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Southern River

[1519-1523]

  • Ex-Shenton Park, withdrawn Nov ’17 – Jan ’18
  • 1519 currently owned by Adams coachlines, rego 1GQP110 (B93)

1518 2019.08.13 Manheim

  • 1518
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Manheim
  • Photo taken 13th August 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jan ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park

1517 2019.08.13 Manheim

  • 1517
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Manheim
  • Photo taken 13th August 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jan ’00
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park

[1515-1516]

  • Ex-Shenton Park, withdrawn ~Nov ’17

1514 2019.08.13 Manheim

  • 1514
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Manheim
  • Photo taken 13th August 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Dec ’99
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: ex-Shenton Park

[1509-1513]

  • 1510-1513 Ex-Shenton Park, withdrawn ~Aug ’17
  • 1509 Ex-Buswest (TransGeraldton), withdrawn Jun ’19
  • 1510 currently owned by Adams Coachlines, rego 1GQI496 (B89)

1508 2019.06.01 CVDepot

  • 1508
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Canning Vale Depot
  • Photo taken 1st June 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Sept ’99
  • Operator: Buswest
  • Depot: ex-Geraldton

1507 2019.06.01 v2 CVDepot

  • 1507
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Canning Vale Depot
  • Photo taken 1st June 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Sept ’99
  • Operator: Buswest
  • Depot: ex-Geraldton

[1503-1506]

  • 1505-1506 Ex-Buswest (TransGeraldton), withdrawn May ’19
  • 1504 currently Busy Blue Bus (TransEsperance)
  • 1503 currently Swan Transit (TransAlbany)

1502 MidvaleDpt 4.12.18

  • 1502
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Midvale Depot
  • Photo taken 4th December 2018
  • Bus entered service (new): Jun ’99
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton

1501 2019.04.12 EilijahCir

  • 1501
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Elijah Circle, Vasse
  • Photo taken 12th April 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Jun ’99
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton

1500 2019.07.31 BusseltonDpt

  • 1500
  • Mercedes-Benz 0405NH
  • Busselton Depot
  • Photo taken 31st July 2019
  • Bus entered service (new): Apr ’99
  • Operator: Swan Transit
  • Depot: Busselton