From August 2012, TransLink transitioned into the Department of Transport and Main Roads as TransLink Division responsible for the delivery of passenger transport services across the whole of Queensland.
TransLink services operate in the Greater Brisbane (including Ipswich), Sunshine and Gold Coast regions as well as Cairns.
Within South East Queensland, TransLink Division operates across 23 zones and 7 regions. The network stretches from Gympie in the north to Coolangatta in the south and west to Helidon.
In the north, TransLink Division manages the Cairns bus network which stretches from Palm Cove in the north, south to Gordonvale and west to Redlynch as well as incorporating Cairns City and the surrounding suburbs.
South East Queensland
This region is defined by the Brisbane City Council government boundary and comprises the Brisbane East, North, South, West and Central sub-regions. Small urban parts of Moreton Bay Regional Council that neighbour the Brisbane City area (such as Ferny Hills and Eatons Hill), are also included.
This region is defined by the Moreton Bay Regional Council boundary, and includes urban areas such as Bribie Island, Redcliffe and Caboolture. However, some parts of the region, such as Ferny Hills and Eatons Hill, are included in the Brisbane City section because the Ferny Grove rail line and Brisbane Transport provide public transport.
This region is based on Logan City local government boundary and the far northern section of Gold Coast City around Beenleigh. It includes the areas of Beenleigh, Loganholme, Loganlea, Browns Plains, Logan Central, Slacks Creek, Woodridge and Springwood.
This region is based on the Redland local government boundary, and covers Capalaba, Cleveland, Redland Bay and Victoria Point. This region has strong links to areas in Brisbane City (including Brisbane CBD, Carindale, Garden City, Wynnum and Manly) and in Southern Region (Logan Hyperdome and Beenleigh).
This region is based on the urban areas within Ipswich local government boundary, including Goodna, Springfield, Ripley, Ipswich, Rosewood and Helidon.
This region is defined by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council boundary and includes the urban areas of Caloundra, Maroochydore, Noosa, Landsborough, Nambour and Cooroy in the west.
This region is based on the urban areas of Gold Coast City, and stretches south to Coolangatta, west to Nerang and north to the developing areas of Coomera and Ormeau. The urban areas around Beenleigh are included in Southern Region.
This region is defined by the Cairns Regional Council area and stretches from Palm Cove in the North, south to Gordonvale, west to Redlynch as well as incorporating Cairns City and the surrounding suburbs.
qconnect is a Queensland Government initiative providing improved public transport and greater connectivity and accessibility of services throughout regional, rural and remote Queensland. In addition to qconnect, there are a range of options for getting around towns and around Queensland.
Regional qconnect bus services operate in:
- Airlie Beach
- Hervey Bay
- Magnetic Island
- North Stradbroke Island
Declared service contract areas
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has declared that a service contract is required to provide certain types of public passenger services for specified areas and lines of route.