Kenilworth community transport service
The Kenilworth community transport service is an affordable, reliable and accessible community transport service trial for Kenilworth residents.
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 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 (PDF, 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 [email protected].
Supported by the transport levy, the KCTS 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 KCTS you need to reside in one of the localities mentioned above.
You first need to register as a user by completing the online form, the user registration form (DOCX, 125KB) or you can contact the sub-committee at [email protected].
You can return your form in person at the Kenilworth post office or via email to [email protected].
Once a user registration form is received, the KCTS 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.
All passengers (including children*) must pay $12, one-way or return.
*Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult.
- trips to Sunshine Coast University Hospital are charged at $30, one-way or return
- two separate trips may be charged where trips extend over 4 hours in duration.
The KCTS is supported by council, operated and administrated by the KCTS sub-committee of the Kenilworth chamber of commerce.
We would like to know what you think about the KCTS. Please send your feedback to [email protected].