The RAC Intellibus® is Australia’s longest-running automated vehicle trial and we’re bringing you along for the journey. Since launching in 2016, the Intellibus® has operated in South Perth, Busselton and Geraldton.

Experience the future today

Join us onboard the driverless and electric RAC Intellibus® to experience a unique glimpse into the future.

Operating Thursday to Sunday, passengers will see how the driverless bus interacts with other road users, whilst learning how this technology could be integrated into our transport network for a safer, more sustainable and better-connected future.

Passengers can hop-off at one of Perth’s oldest landmarks, the recently refurbished Old Mill, to explore the grounds, climb to the top floor or join a guided tour of the 185-year-old building.

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About the experience

Starting at the RAC Intellibus® Hub at the eastern end of South Perth Esplanade, the free 3.5km journey will take you west along the picturesque South Perth foreshore to take-in views of the City’s skyline across the Swan River.

Passengers can stay onboard or opt to hop-off at one of Perth’s oldest landmarks, the Old Mill, to explore the grounds or join a guided tour of the 185-year-old building. Built in 1835 and operating until 1859, the Old Mill is our oldest physical link to the pioneering days of the colony of WA. The Old Mill produced 680kg of flour per day at its peak. It has also been used as a hotel, a residence, a wine saloon and a poultry farm. After careful restoration, the top floor of the Old Mill is now open to visitors for the first time in almost 20 years.

Pre-registered passengers can jump back onboard the RAC Intellibus®, subject to seating availability, to head back to the Intellibus® Hub.


South Perth:
Rides depart the RAC Intellibus® Hub every 30 minutes. 

Thursday and Friday*
9:30am - 3:30pm

Saturday - Sunday
12:30pm - 3:30pm

*On weekdays the shuttle does not operate between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. During school holidays, the shuttle also operates on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Book now

Masks are mandatory onboard the RAC Intellibus®


Participation terms and conditions (PDF 210KB)

If you require wheelchair accessibility please email to make a booking. Participants must be over the age of seven to ride the Intellibus® due to seatbelt requirements.

RAC Imagine Program™:
Run Tuesdays and Wednesdays during school term (September to May). For school bookings, visit

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Did you know...

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Passengers have been onboard for a ride
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33,338 kms

Have been travelled on public roads
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97% of passengers

Rated their participation in the Intellibus® trial as positive to extremely positive