Following flooding in the Tweed area, Surfside Buslines services are back on track with free travel on selected routes to access the Recovery Centre in Murwillumbah from today.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the NSW Government was ensuring these services were available to help residents move around the flood-stricken region and reach support services to help them recover from this natural disaster.

“We know free travel is essential to ensure Tweed residents can move around their neighbourhoods as easily as possible right now,” Mr Farraway said.

“Getting these buses back on the road means residents can not only access flood recovery services but can also access travel for their immediate grocery and medical needs.”

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said free travel would be available on the 603, 605, 608 and 609 routes until the end of the month, with Surfside also extending the 609 route into Chinderah.

“Apart from Chinderah this free travel will benefit residents in Tumbulgum, Condong, Cabarita, Hastings Point, Pottsville, Kingscliff TAFE, Murwillumbah and Bilambil Heights areas,” Mr Provest said.

“The services are running every day except Sunday at this time, as Surfside’s drivers are also flood-affected and the company is operating with reduced staff.

“This service will continue to be reviewed and we will keep the community informed of any additions or changes.”

For up-to-date information about services across the area residents are encouraged to visit