Queensland Bus Industry Council

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ABOUT QBIC

QBIC represents Bus and Coach Operators throughout the entire State. From the Cape to the Coast and west to Mt Isa, QBIC has strong metropolitan and regional bases. QBIC also has an excellent network of Branches where Members have the opportunity to meet and discuss critical issues with other Operators in their areas. These regional Branches are a key advantage QBIC has to ensure all Members have a forum in which to voice their concerns and seek solutions to their problems.

QBIC’s representation is achieved through a well balanced sector Committee structure consisting of the following Committees, School Services Committee, Commercial Contracts Committee and Long Distance, Tour and Charter Committee.

The general control and management of the Association is the responsibility of the Management Committee, which consists of a President, Vice President and Treasurer elected at a General Meeting of the Members and six other representatives drawn from the elected sector Committees.

QBIC was incorporated on the 27th of April 2000 following the amalgamation of the Bus & Coach Association (QLD) Inc and the Bus Operators Association (QLD) Inc.

VISION

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MISSION

To represent the collective interests of our members and assist them in promoting the long term sustainability of public passenger transport in Queensland.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

In conducting all aspects of our business, we commit to:

    • present a united front
    • secure a fair and equitable return
    • provide a professional, accessible and affordable passenger transport service
    • promote full and active membership
    • provide open forums where the interests of all members are effectively represented
    • improve and promote the profile and standing of the industry
    • provide effective leadership and management
  What does QBIC do?
    • Negotiates and lobbies at all levels of Government while preparing submissions that influence legislation and regulations that impact upon the Bus and Coach Industry
    • Participates in Local, State and Federal government advisory groups, parent groups, the media, environmental councils and general community ensuring Member views and concerns are heard
    • Maintains affiliation with relevant Federal bodies and has input on national issues
    • Works closely with other transport Associations such as the Taxi Council of Queensland and Queensland Trucking Association on similar agendas
    • Enlists the assistance of Partners and Associate Members, as suppliers to the Industry, to provide valuable information and support in policy development as well as offering benefits to individual Members
    • Publishes the “QBIC Flash” and QBIC News and hosts the QBIC Website, which provides Members with up to date Industry information
    • Holds the bi-annual QBIC Conference and Exhibition which provides Operators face to face contact with Government representatives, Industry suppliers, topical speakers and Operators from throughout the State. The conference sessions are designed to address concerns and to discuss topics of interest to Operators within the Bus and Coach Industry
  How does QBIC work?
    • All Member Operators have the opportunity for input/involvement in policy formation and topics relevant to their business and providing expertise on specific issues
    • All Member Operators are invited to nominate for Committee positions and become involved in the decision making process
    • Regional Branches are used as an avenue to discuss local concerns and provide contact with other Operators in that region

  Regional Branches provide:

    • A forum through which common issues can be identified and communicated to the Committees
    • A group where local issues can be resolved
    • Coordinated engagement with regional Government offices and Agencies
    • A forum by which the local community can be engaged


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