We operate our transports and tours using a Toyota Hiace Commuter bus with the occupancy of ten seats excluding one driver. We run our services Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday during winter timetable(01 April 2018 to 30 November 2018) and summer timetable( 01 December 2018 to 31 May 2019) when we increase days of operations to five a week. Please note that the same vehicle is used for the Southbound service Brisbane to Yamba and the Northbound Service Yamba to Brisbane. We strongly advise you to book your flights or train arrangements around our schedule in a way that allows you to complete your check-in at all airports in all comforts.

Please make sure that you allow at least five hours between our bus run times and your flight departure time; this is particularly applicable to the Northbound Service Yamba to Brisbane direction. We have logistically planned these schedules for you to arrive and board from Brisbane airport Virgin Australia flights, Qantas, Jet Star, Malindo airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar airlines via Perth. The arrival times at Gold Coast airport has been planned for you to arrive and board flights with Emirates airline, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Thai Airways, Hawaiian airlines Eva air China airlines, Air Asia and Air New Zealand.

Our timetable can change according to demands and busy periods, if unsure of times, schedules and pick up and drop off points; please contact us if you need any clarifications.

Our bus departure point from Yamba is just outside the Yamba YHA hostel 26 Coldstream Street and our final arrival point in Brisbane is Roma St Bus stop 125, outside Brisbane Transit Centre. Please check all the locations and bus points at the time of booking your service.

Baggage policy

We don’t charge extra for your check-in baggage on the bus, but we kindly ask you to follow all requirements regarding luggage under BAGGAGE LIMITS by reading on Terms and Conditions.

If you have special requirements regarding baggage allowance please contacts us to seek alternative arrangements before booking your service.

Children travelling alone:

We do not accept unaccompanied minors as we are not permitted to carry underage passengers without a guardian or a parent.

Brisbane to Yamba Tours hold an Operator Accreditation Certificate with number 900503241, and it is classified as a General Passenger Service Provider and Long Distance Scheduled Service Provider. Our operations are regulated by Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, all of our drivers must hold a driver authorization license, and we receive strict auditing twice a year. Our vehicle must comply with all safety rules, and it is fully insured.


LIVIA:  Founder, Tour guide and Driver

Diploma of Travel and Tourism &International Retail Sales, Diploma IATA/UFTAA TAFE Brisbane
Diploma of Classical studies, Grammar School Cicognini Prato Italy

Brisbane to Yamba Tours is the brainchild of Livia Palmieri a seasoned travel agent, resort guest officer and customer service guru.

Livia has worked in the last twenty-four years for a relevant number of organizations in Italy, North-Africa, Spain, Greece and Australia to name a few Alpitour, Flight Centre, Infinity Holidays, STA travel, CTM, ILSC English Language School and Canale Travel service.

Livia is the passionate heartbeat of this operation, and her focus is to deliver a  personalized and boutique style experience to any customer booking service with Brisbane to Yamba Tours. On our bus, we also speak Italian and French!

Benvenuti a Yamba, Bienvenue a Yamba!


CARLOS: Driver 
Degree in Business Administration UPAO University Peru’
Post-graduate certificate in Business Administration & Management QUT University Brisbane

Carlos is a native Spanish Castilian speaker who has spent most of his life in Peru living in a quaint surfing town Pacasmayo.

Carlos is our dedicated driver, and jack of all trade and his passion for customer service and jokes all around makes the transfer and tour experience for any customer a pleasant memory.

Carlos has worked with relevant organizations mainly in the banking and financial field in Peru before migrating to Australia.

Carlos is currently completing an MBA at QUT in Brisbane and in between transfer’s breaks bodyboards the waves of Yamba.

Bienvenidos a Yamba!


DAVID: Mechanic and our Bus “doctor.”

David Murtas is the dedicated mechanic of Brisbane to Yamba Tours. Before and after each transfer, David monitors our commuter bus ensuring all goes well and safety is guaranteed at all times.

David Murtas also own and operate DMM Auto Mobile Car: www.dmmmobilemechanic.com.au mechanic services that includes all Australian and European model car, vans, SUVs and 4WD.  David has accrued more than twenty-five years in the mechanic and automobile industry and is our trusted technician.