Bus Queensland was formed in April 2009 when the Pulitano Group purchased both the Garden City Sunbus and Kynoch Coaches operations.[1][2][3]

Bus Queensland
ParentPulitano Group
FoundedApril 2009
Service areaToowoomba
HubsToowoomba CBD
Toowoomba Hospital
University of Southern Queensland
Fleet80 (October 2021)

Kynoch Coaches was a family-owned business, previously owned by Jason Ward, operated urban, school and long-distance services from its base, in Stephen Street, Toowoomba.

Garden City Sunbus was a division of Sunbus and formed in September 2003 after Hagan's City Bus handed back its licence due to Queensland Transport rejecting requests for higher subsidies.[4]

Bus Queensland operated a network of long-distance coach services from Toowoomba to Cunnamulla, Lightning Ridge and Rockhampton.[5] In January 2015, further contracts commenced for services from Brisbane to Charleville and Mount Isa and from Townsville to Mount Isa.[6][7]

On 10 December 2021, Bus Queensland's contracts passed to the operators listed below:[8]

Bus Route New Operator
Brisbane to Charleville via Toowoomba, Miles and Roma Greyhound Australia
Brisbane to Mount Isa via Toowoomba, Roma and Charleville Greyhound Australia
Toowoomba to Rockhampton via Miles Greyhound Australia
Mount Isa to Townsville Greyhound Australia
Toowoomba to Cunnamulla via St George (via Moonie Hwy) Murrays
Toowoomba to Lightning Ridge via St George (via Gore Hwy) Murrays
Townsville to Charters Towers Trans North Bus & Coach



As at October 2021, the fleet consisted of 80 buses and coaches.[9]


  1. ^ Kynoch Coaches and Sunbus Toowoomba sold to Pulitano Group Archived 17 March 2023 at the Wayback Machine Australasian Bus & Coach 16 March 2009
  2. ^ New bus company for city Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Toowoomba Chronicle 2 April 2009
  3. ^ Bus Qld Takes Toowoomba Operators Australian Bus Panorama issue 24/6 May 2009 page 24
  4. ^ Transit wins Toowoomba tender[permanent dead link] Australasian Bus & Coach
  5. ^ New qconnect contract boost Qld long distance bus services Archived 26 April 2022 at the Wayback Machine Queensland Government 5 February 2008
  6. ^ Long distance coaches Archived 10 May 2021 at the Wayback Machine Department of Transport & Main Roads 19 December 2014
  7. ^ Bus services start with short notice Archived 25 June 2022 at the Wayback Machine North West Star 15 January 2015
  8. ^ Service Updates Archived 11 December 2021 at the Wayback Machine Bus Queensland
  9. ^ Bus Queensland Archived 6 March 2023 at the Wayback Machine Australian Bus Fleet Lists