Queensland Bus Industry Recognises Brisbane Bus Lines's Efforts

Our family business has been servicing the South-East Queensland community for just over 50 years and has been recognised for some of our achievements at a ceramony held in Cairns on Saturday April 11th.

We were awarded the Industry "Employer of the Year" award for our commitment to driver training.  Thanks to the joint QLD Government and Brisbane Bus Lines Funding, eligible drivers have completed or are currently in the process of completing, a Certificate III in Driving Operations.  These members account for 45% of the Brisbane Bus Lines driving team.  We were also recognised for a Defensive Driving training program which has seen a positive outcome with a reduction of vehicle altercations. Our past training schemes along with our commitment to the ongoing training of our team members, is a great benefit to the Brisbane Buslines family culture.

The second award we have received is an Industry 50 Years of Service Award.  We are a third generation family business incorporated in 1965 by the late Bill Mitchell who grew the business till 1985. Then the company continued to expand under the Direction of his two son’s Ian & Jeff Mitchell.  Today, Ian continues the business along with his daughter Lara-Jane and son James. Our belief is that a Family business is a great culture to work in and is an important part of our country's economy.