Don’t forget to travel free this NYE
  • Tuesday 29 December 2015
Free bus travel is available on New Year

Welcoming in 2016 at the New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba celebration doesn’t have to mean traffic congestion with Sunshine Coast Council providing free bus services across the region.

The free buses will operate on all routes from 3pm on New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31) until 5.30am on New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1).

There will be free park and ride services operating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Shoppingworld and Maroochydore Bus Station on Horton Parade.

Transport Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the free public transport on New Year’s Eve would encourage people to try the bus services and provide a safe, convenient option for people to get to and from the festivities.

“With New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place across the Coast, I encourage everyone to travel safely, leave the car at home and jump on a free bus,” Cr Baberowski said.

“For example, New Year’s Eve celebrations in Mooloolaba will attract around 45,000 people so providing the free buses helps increase safety, convenience and manage traffic and parking in the area.

“The additional return services after each of the fireworks, at 8.30pm and midnight, will help get people home sooner.”

For more information on the free New Year’s Eve bus timetables visit Translink and Sunbus websites.

Visit council’s website for more details on the event including traffic and road closure information.

Sunshine Coast Council gratefully acknowledges its New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba supporters – Sea FM, Mix FM and Mooloolaba Surf Club.