Kenilworth Community Transport Service
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2020
COVID-19 - as the situation changes the service will adjust its procedures in line with advice from Queensland Health to keep drivers, passengers and the community as safe as possible. Please keep checking this page for up to date procedures.

Restrictions

The following arrangements are in place to help protect the health and wellbeing of our community:

  • Hand sanitiser will be available and the hard interior surfaces and door handles will be wiped down before and after each trip; 
  • Drivers may choose to wear a mask and passengers are encouraged to do so;
  • A booking will not be accepted if you are unwell or have symptoms.

Being CovidSafe is everyone’s responsibility. When using this service, we remind you to observe social distancing requirements which includes:

  • stay home if you are sick
  • keep 1.5 metres away from others
  • wash or disinfect hands regularly
  • avoid touching high use areas.

For a symptom checker and more information visit Queensland Health.

The service

The Kenilworth Community Transport Service (KCTS) provides services to residents of the following localities of the Sunshine Coast Region: Belli Park, Cambroon, Conondale (part), Coolabine, Eerwah Vale, Gheerulla, Kenilworth, Kidaman Creek and Obi Obi. See a map[1021KB] showing these localities.

The community-run service offers pre-booked return services to Nambour, Mapleton, Maleny, Eumundi and Yandina, during daylight hours, Monday to Friday. Trips to Sunshine Coast University Hospital can also be arranged on request.

All drivers are volunteers. The service endeavours to have drivers available on at least 3 days every week and is normally able to provide drivers on other days if required. It is important to note that all trips are dependent on drivers being available. If you might be interested in becoming a driver please contact the Committee at KCTSKworth@gmail.com.

Supported by the Transport Levy, the Kenilworth Community Transport Service provides affordable, reliable and accessible community transport options to residents of the Kenilworth region who have limited transport options.

Becoming a user

To access the Kenilworth Community Transport Service you need to reside in one of the localities mentioned above. 

You first need to register as a user by completing the user registration form[123KB] or you can contact the sub-committee at KCTSKworth@gmail.com.

You can return your form in person at the Kenilworth Post Office or via email to KCTSKworth@gmail.com.

Once a user registration form is received, the Kenilworth Community Transport Service sub-committee will verify the user meets all necessary requirements. The user will be informed if their application has been successful.

Booking a trip

If you haven't travelled with the KCTS before, you must register before you can make a booking.

To make a booking call or visit the Kenilworth Visitor Information Centre on 07 5446 0122 or at 9 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth.

During COVID-19 times, the service will endeavour to schedule drivers three days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The approved destinations are Mapleton, Nambour, Yandina, Eumundi, Maleny and Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Passengers may meet the car at the Kenilworth Information Centre or at their home. Please check with the Information Centre for the schedule.

Bookings must be made by 2pm the day prior to travel. Unfortunately, your booking cannot be guaranteed if insufficient notice is given.

Please have the following information handy when you call to make a booking:

  • date of your trip
  • your pick-up address (if not meeting at the Kenilworth Post Office)
  • approximate time you will be ready to return.

Additional trips can be organised to meet the needs of the community by arrangement with the sub-committee, subject to driver availability and passenger demand. Please provide one week notice where possible.

Cost

All passengers (including children*) must pay $8, one-way or return.

*Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Please note:

  • trips to Sunshine Coast University Hospital are charge at $25, one-way or return
  • two separate trips may be charged where trips extend over 5 hours in duration

Feedback

The Kenilworth Community Transport Service is supported by council, operated and administrated by the Kenilworth Community Transport Service sub-committee of the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce.

We would like to know what you think about the Kenilworth Community Transport Service. Please send your feedback to KCTSKworth@gmail.com.