Become a bus operator

Bus driver

Brisbane City Council bus operators play a vital role in our community. To keep our city moving, Council employs a dedicated team of bus operators who come from a diverse range of career backgrounds and experiences.

Why should you join our team?

  • On the job training
  • A rewarding career with flexibility
  • No driving experience necessary
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • A role that makes a difference in your community
  • Competitive pay with applicable penalty rates and allowances.

Casual bus operator roles are currently being advertised. Council also offers traineeships as part of this process for bus operators, including completing a Certificate III in Driving Operations. If you complete the traineeship and meet required performance standards, Council may offer you a permanent position.

To apply for the role of a bus operator you will have:

  • a passion for customer service and a keen awareness for safety
  • be flexible and committed to working available shifts on at least three weekdays
  • take pride in your driving and have a good traffic history*
  • hold an open C class (or HR, MC, MR) drivers’ licence (for three years continuously)
  • be available to commit to a full time eight-week training course.

*If your licence has been suspended (except due to unpaid fines) or if you have had a good behaviour period in the last four years or if you have lost more than four points in the last three years – you are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

Visit Council’s career opportunities web page and add 'bus operator' as a keyword in the search field and apply.

We also recommend you sign up for job alerts to receive an email notification when we advertise a bus operator job. You can also register with our talent pool by emailing your contact details.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

More information

For more information, phone the recruitment centre on 07 3403 4998.


Last updated: 8 June 2022

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