A proud Queensland history, connecting people and places since 1999.
CDC Queensland (formerly Buslink) has been providing large-scale bus transport services to local communities in the Sunshine Coast and Gladstone regions for more than 20 years.
As part of one of the country’s leading transport providers, ComfortDelGro Australia (CDC), CDC Queensland’s local experience and knowledge is backed by the expansive national and international networks of our parent company, ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited – one of the world’s largest land transport companies.
Expansion into Queensland
In 2018, ComfortDelGro Australia (CDC) acquired the Buslink group of companies, which delivered the company’s first Queensland and Northern Territory operations, and expansion into the regional city areas of Mildura, Victoria, and Broken Hill, NSW.
The Buslink acquisition delivered a substantial national footprint for CDC, with operations now spanning six States and Territories.
Our growth history
From humble beginnings as a three-bus operation in Darwin in 1988, over the course of the next 30 years, the family-owned Buslink group would grow to become one of the largest bus operators in the Northern Territory.
In 1999, Buslink entered the Queensland market with the opening of Buslink Gladstone and reached a fleet landmark of 100 vehicles across the two states. The following year, Buslink hit another milestone, establishing operations on the Sunshine Coast. By 2002, the fleet had doubled in size to 200 vehicles.
Fast forward two decades, and Buslink Sunshine Coast was running a large-scale school bus operation, serving more than 50 schools in partnership with TransLink. Buslink had also entered the charter market, had a local fleet of 120 buses, had expanded depot facilities at Kunda Park, and had opened satellite depots in Noosa, Coolum, and Caloundra.
In Gladstone, well-established local public transport and school bus services were now complemented by a growing charter bus operation including a proven track record in the delivery of workforce transport solutions within the region’s burgeoning resources sector.
Our next chapter
In October 2020, we entered a new era, aligning our Queensland businesses to the branding of our parent company, ComfortDelGro Australia (CDC).
Following two years of CDC ownership, Buslink has adopted the business name of CDC Queensland in Queensland. The Sunshine Coast operation has been renamed to CDC South East Queensland Pty Ltd, and the Gladstone operation is now named CDC Gladstone Pty Ltd.
Locally, our same friendly drivers now wear new-look uniforms bearing the CDC Queensland logo. Our buses proudly display our community identities of CDC Sunshine Coast, and CDC Gladstone, and feature the renowned bright orange and blue livery of the CDC transport brands.
2021 – Central Queensland expansion
October 27, 2021 saw CDC acquire the largest bus operator in the Rockhampton region. Established in November 1949, Young’s Bus Service became part of the group’s expanding regional bus portfolio, complementing its other operations in regional Australia.
The acquisition brings 42 additional buses and two depots under the control of CDC along with the delivery of route, school, and charter bus services in the area. It boosted CDC’s Queensland fleet size to 197 buses, while the total number operated in Australia became close to 2500 buses.