Note: Council will cease operating the community bus service from 30 June 2013. Bookings will be accepted for any use prior to 1 July 2013.
The community bus is a 24 seat bus (including driver seat) available to registered users from community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations based in the Moreton Bay region.
Use of the bus is restricted to within South East Queensland, see map of approved areas [55KB].
Become a registered user
To become a registered user, complete the community bus application form.
Make a booking
Bookings can be made at any customer service centre or contact Council.
The bus is available 7 days per week except when undergoing regular maintenance. Tentative bookings are not accepted.
- Organisations are only permitted 6 bookings per calendar year
- Maximum period per booking is 12 hours
Bookings will only be accepted on receipt of a valid bond and administration fee.
Bond, fees & E-Toll
A bond and administration fee are required prior to each use, and may be paid by cash, cheque or credit card:
- Bond - $165.00
- Administration fee - $57.00
The administration fee is non-refundable, but is transferable to another booking date within the same calendar year. The bond may be carried over to future bookings. The administration fee must be paid when bookings are made.
Organisation must advise Council at time of application if the bus will be taken through an E-Toll tolling point (including Clem7 tunnel), as E-Toll fees will be charged at time of booking. E-Toll fees are non-refundable.
Failure to fully refuel the bus or to clean out and wash down the bus will result in an invoice being forwarded to the organisation.
Complete the community bus bond request form.
Drivers must hold a current LR, MR, HR, HC or MC licence.
- Drivers must have current licence and complete a
community bus driver accreditation form
- Drivers must be 25 years or over
- The bus is fuelled by diesel
- The bus has a 6-speed manual gearbox
- The driver must complete and sign the ‘out checklist’ prior to taking the vehicle and on return, must complete and sign the ‘in checklist’. Failure to complete the in/out checklist or log book will result in disqualification of future use of the bus
Picking up the keys
Keys can be collected at the Strathpine Customer Service Centre (between 8.30am and 5.00pm) by the accredited driver on the day the bus is required.
The driver must also sign a driver loan agreement form (available at the Strathpine Customer Service Centre) prior to taking the bus.
If a booking is for a weekend, the keys must be collected and the driver loan agreement form signed on the last working day prior to the booking.
It is each organisation's responsibility to hold it's own public liability insurance for any accident that may occur outside the bus.