Calling all grey nomads and pensioners! Work while you travel!

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If you are travelling around Australia, we have short and long-term work that allows you to arrive knowing you have work ready to go and time to enjoy the location.

Perfect for grey nomads or pensioners in regional areas, you can work for CDC without impacting your pension. We’re hiring bus drivers, mechanics and more.

Get started with a new driving career today and work while you travel.

Do you love socialising and being in the heart of your community? Or do you want a lifestyle that allows you to travel? If that sounds too good to be true – don’t fret, you can have your cake and eat it too at ComfortDelGro Australia (CDC).

We’re on the hunt for ambitious, caring and reliable like-minded people to join our growing operations across the country. All you need are great customer service skills, a car licence, and a good driving record, and we’ll help you with the rest.

There are many reasons why driving a school bus is the perfect career move – here’s a few reasons why now is the perfect time to get started! 

Life as a bus driver means split shifts – morning and afternoon driving and the rest of the day is yours! These kinds of shifts are great because you can spend the rest of your time doing what really matters to you.

Meeting new people can be very rewarding for people who love interacting with others. You’ll need to have strong communication skills, but you’ll often have some great and interesting conversations with people both young and old.

Oh, the places you’ll go! With depots in spots like Alice Springs, Darwin, the Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland and the coast of New South Wales (think Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour), you’ve got even more chances to explore our amazing country.

If children bring you joy, working as a bus driver can be very rewarding. The duties of a school bus driver aren’t just confined to picking them up and dropping them off. You can be a great role model in young children’s lives and help them get the day started off right. 

Being behind the wheel of a large, powerful vehicle might be intimidating to some, but to others, it’s a wonderful challenge! If spending the day in a coach on the road excites you, this is the perfect job for you. Prefer to downsize? We’ve got minibuses too!

There’s a multitude of factors that could potentially stress you out on the road – bad weather, road construction and difficult passengers. But if you’ve got plenty of patience and don’t lose your cool you’ll be great.

Our drivers are from all walks of life and levels of education. At a minimum, you’ll need a car licence and a good driving record, and we’ll train you for free!

How do I receive the payment for the fuel incentive?

After six weeks of continuous employment, you simply complete a form and once approved you’ll be paid. Read the full Terms and Conditions here.

Will I be able to keep my hours low so it doesn’t affect my pension?

You are able to seek a flexibility agreement, which can manage your hours to ensure this is not an issue.

What experience do I need?

The minimum requirement is to hold a car license. You also need to hold (or have the ability to obtain) a working with children’s approval and a public driver authority.

Is training provided?

Yes, and it’s free!  We welcome new employees, with or without bus driving experience and, if you don’t have the right licence, we’ll help you navigate your way. We train to the high standard required, and best of all you’ll earn while you learn!

Can I move between locations?

When another place on the map takes your fancy, and it has vacancies, we will happily support you and can assist in the management of this process. Once trained as a professional driver, your newfound skills and great customer service abilities will be highly-valued across our national network.

When does CDC have the most work available?

As one of the country’s largest school and urban bus operators, year-round casual, part-time and full-time opportunities are plentiful, however, the peak opportunities are when our school buses are on the road during school term. Opting for extra work on special charters such as weddings, sporting events or school excursions is also a great way for part-time and casual drivers to increase their hours in accordance with their lifestyle.

What are the hours like?

It varies depending on location (think Jabiru with a few school mini buses traversing the Kakadu National Parl region to drivers on our 200 daily school services covering the length and breadth of the Sunshine Coast and its hinterland). School driver shifts are typically about 20+ hours a week, 2-3 hours early morning and later in afternoon Monday to Friday during school term. Our charters operate 7 days a week, subject to bookings, providing the option of extra hours for those looking to top up their earnings. We also operate public transport in most of our locations for those seeking weekly continuation of work throughout the year.

What is it like to work at a bus depot?

Our community of drivers enjoy a flexible lifestyle and there’s a strong sense of belonging and camaraderie amongst the team. As the face of our business, good customer service skills are a must – by nature, our are a friendly lot!  They often describe the pride they get in providing a safe and reliable service to the local community. In fact, many have been serving the same students and families throughout their school journey.

How do I apply or get more information? Who can I speak to?

You can reach us by email at or call our recruitment team on 07 3741 7920.

  • The NSA Recruitment Fuel Incentive is available to Eligible Employees in respect of fuel costs associated with travel to commence work at the RAD entity depots.
  • A one-off payment, capped at $200.00, will be paid to Eligible Employees who provide receipts for fuel used in travel to a RAD entity depot.
  • There is no limit on the number of incentive payments an Eligible Employee can claim however, only one payment can be claimed at each RAD entity depot.
  • The NSA Recruitment Fuel Incentive is available to any Eligible Employee who successfully completes driver training (if required) and is employed as a bus driver by a RAD entity for a minimum period of 6 weeks.

If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to get in touch! We’re offering full-time and part-time jobs, but if you are just looking for a sea change for three to six months, we will welcome you with open arms.

Whether you’re looking for a long-term career with guaranteed income as an essential worker, a grey nomad on a working holiday, or seeking a few extra dollars as you approach retirement, you’ll join a family of drivers and carers of all ages and stages who love what they do. And we know you’ll love it too.

We have a range of incentives to make working for CDC more attractive. If you are a grey nomad or pensioner then consider our work while you travel campaign! With fuel incentives to drive from town to town that won’t impact your pension, it’s an offer too good not to explore.

ComfortDelGro Australia (CDC) is one of the country’s leading passenger transport operators, providing safe and reliable travel to millions of customers every year. Our metropolitan and rural services run across New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia.

With more than 4,600 staff and 2,700 buses, we’re growing our reach through acquisitions and service expansions, helping local communities and economies to thrive.

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