There are a range of options for travelling across the Sunshine Coast
Council Link transport services
Council Link is a council-funded transport service available to:
- people aged 60 and over
- people with a disability or mobility impairment (DSP concession card holders)
- carers and minors accompanying people (carers card or companion card holders).
Council Link services run in designated areas across the region one day per week. A fare is only $2 per person (one-way trip). For more information go to the Council Link page.
Most buses on the Sunshine Coast allow easy access for the elderly and people with prams or mobility difficulties. For wheelchair accessible service enquiries contact Sunbus phone (07) 5450 7888.
If you require a portable ramp or assistance from guards when disembarking a train, please wait at the assisted boarding point near the guard’s cabin when the train stops.
Queensland Rail has more information on accessibility services across the Citytrain network.
Disability parking permits
The Department of Transport and Main Roads can issue a disability parking permit to people if their ability to walk is severely restricted.
Find out more about disability parking permits and how you can access parking concessions.
A series of mobility maps that create a more accessible and inclusive community are available for the following locations:
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters, a guide for safe travel in Queensland provides all the information you need to know about safe use of wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
The RECHARGE SchemeTM supports people who use electric mobility scooters or wheelchairs. The scheme includes locations to safely recharge scooters or wheelchair batteries free of charge. The Sunshine Coast has five locations.
TAFE Queensland East Coast Region - 34 Lady Musgrave Drive Mountain Creek
Walk on Wheels Nambour - 26 Ann Street Nambour
Walk on Wheels Kawana - 11/10 Capital Place Birtinya
Kawana Shoppingworld - 119 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina
RECHARGE Scheme Australia has up-to-date information on all locations of the RECHARGE SchemeTM If your group or business would like to discuss how to get involved by offering a RECHARGE SchemeTM on the Sunshine Coast, please email [email protected] or phone (07) 5441 8261.