Queensland Bus Driver of the Year Awards

Nominate your exceptional driver to win!

Show appreciation for your bus driver by nominating them for the Queensland Bus Driver of the Year Awards.

Your nomination not only recognizes their outstanding efforts but also gives them the chance to win an award.

Plus, you could win one of ten $100 gift cards. Nominations close at 11.59pm on Monday, December 11, 2023.

Learn more and nominate a driver

Past winners 

Thank you to everyone who entered our Caloundra Music Festival giveaway. Congratulations to the winner of the double weekend pass for Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October. 

  • Yasmin Zierk

Thank you to everyone who entered our Dolphins v Warriors giveaway. Congratulations to the winners the double passes to the Dolphins v Warriors game at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 2 September.


  • Cassie Caragay
  • Ebrahim Keriwala
  • Jarrod August

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Queensland Bus Driver of the Year Awards who were crowned for their drive, commitment, and compassion to customers:

  • South East Queensland Bus Driver of the Year - Sue Bishop (Transdev, Capalaba)
  • Regional Queensland Bus Driver of the Year - John Shackell (Wide Bay Transit, Hervey Bay)
  • Queensland School Bus Driver of the Year  - Deb Porter (Stonehenge Action Group)

Thank you to everyone who nominated a bus driver for the 2022 Bus Driver of the Year Awards. We loved hearing your positive stories about our drivers. The winners of the $100 gift cards for 2022/23 were:

  • Melanie O'Brien
  • Heather Kroesen
  • Breno Lago
  • Siliva Blanco Gonzalez
  • Lexi Liu
  • Anand Gudimanchi
  • Hayle Gronfros
  • Nadiia Iermolaieva
  • Kristen Hurst
  • Leanne Roberston

Thank you to everyone who entered our golden go card giveaway. Congratulations to the winners of year of unlimited free travel:

  • Norman Anderson, Middle Park
  • Rob Weyman, Wooloongabba
  • Shirley Arcayera, Buderim
  • Sharon Sims, Beachmere.

Congratulations to our winner of the double pass (valued at $278 to see Frozen the Musical at Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC) on Wednesday 9 March 2022.

  • Zelda Fischer

Congratulations to our winners of a double pass (each valued at $50) to see The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Design exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art until 21 April 2021.

  • Russell Kerrison
  • Sandra Paxman
  • Rachel Garraway
  • David Hopper
  • Stacey King

Congratulations to the two winners of our Instagram Photo Competition! It was a tough choice to decide the winners, with many amazing photos submitted.

Our winners have both won a two night stay at a Queensland Accor Hotels resort or hotel of their choice for up to a family of four!

Amateur winner: Kerrie Tullipan (Instagram @kerrietullipan) Kerrie's winning photo

Professional winner: Kirsten Adamson (Instagram @kirstenadamsonphotography) Kirsten's winning photo

Congratulations to our Instragram winners who posted their photo and won a free go card worth $50. The lucky winners were:

  • Jianming Yu
  • Jordan Morley-Buchanan
  • Samantha Walker
  • Tiffany Darlington
  • Helen Alker
  • Sook Yan Mak
  • Jason Wu
  • Pamela Tickner
  • Shannon Ponting
  • Nicole Disbrey

The following person is the lucky winner of a double pass (valued at $128 each) to see Model Citizens performance at QPAC at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017:

  • Karen Anderson, 4005

The winners of iPads were:

  • Briana Goodchild
  • Maree Doonar

The winners of double passes to the Spirit of Christmas performance at QPAC were

  • Becker Law
  • Aron Bibby

Congratulations! The following people have won a double pass (valued at $150 per double) to attend the BIGSOUND Festival in Fortitude Valley 7-9 September 2016:

  • Matthew Price
  • Sally Wilkinson
  • Kelly Bertolaccini
  • Darren Brake

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