The search is on for Queensland’s BEST bus driver!

It’s official Queensland… the hunt is on for the state’s BEST bus driver, so if you know someone who goes the extra mile to put a smile on the face of their passengers, here’s your chance to say thank you!

TransLink has joined forces with the Queensland Bus Industry Council to launch the TransLink People’s Choice award.

The award is open to all bus drivers working on public passenger services in Queensland and will recognise the huge contribution drivers make to ensuring customers travel safely and conveniently.


Transport and Main Road Minister Mark Bailey said the award would celebrate bus drivers who went above and beyond to deliver excellent service for their customers.

“We’ve heard incredible stories of singing drivers, poets behind the wheel, and even drivers who have helped save people’s lives while on the job,” Mr Bailey said.

“This is a chance for those drivers to be recognised.”

To nominate a deserving driver for the TransLink People’s Choice Award, go to

The winning driver will take home a trophy as well as a $1000 cash prize!

Nominations close on 31 January, 2018 and finalists will be announced on April 3.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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