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Bus Driver Safety Scheme

On 8 June 2018 the Queensland Government released the Bus Driver Safety Review. The Review was broadly aimed at improving the safety on public transport with a particular focus on minimising the impact of violence for bus drivers.

The plan announced funding for safety measures to be implemented under the Queensland Bus Driver Safety Scheme. The scheme funding includes $3.93 million for driver safety barriers and $1.54 million for anti-shatter film.

The Queensland Bus Driver Safety Scheme provides rebates to eligible bus operators to offset the costs of fitting bus driver barriers and anti-shatter film on nominated buses providing eligible bus services.
QRIDA is delivering this Scheme on behalf of the Queensland Government, and considers applications and makes payments in accordance with the scheme guidelines.

Invitation notice

QRIDA invites eligible bus operators to apply for rebates under the Queensland Bus Driver Safety Scheme. The Scheme is now open to applications and will close to applications on 31 March 2019.

To be eligible for the Scheme, applicants must hold an eligible contract with the Department of Transport and Main Roads. For full eligibility details view the Guideline, Eligible Queensland Bus Services and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

How to apply

Using records provided by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, QRIDA will send invitations and application packs to eligible bus operators via email.
For further information or assistance with your application, Freecall 1800 623 946 or email

Providing feedback

If you are a driver and want to provide feedback about the scheme, please contact your operator directly. Your operator will compile driver feedback in their risk assessment as part of the application process.

Last updated
24 November 2018