Sunbus operation manager John Cadamy and administrator Skye Palmer show off some of the lost property left on buses that needs claimed, including a laptop, wallets, soft toys, shoes, skateboard, golf clubs and a light reflector. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
Sunbus operation manager John Cadamy and administrator Skye Palmer show off some of the lost property left on buses that needs claimed, including a laptop, wallets, soft toys, shoes, skateboard, golf clubs and a light reflector. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

Collection of unusual items left on buses

HOW do you lose a guitar on a bus?

Big object, confined space, hard to miss, right?

Sunbus head of operations manager Brett Lee thinks a guitar would be too obvious to lose, but trust him, it happens.

Guitars and other musical instruments are among the weird and wonderful items that fill the lost property boxes of the Sunshine Coast's bus service.

Bags of money, a briefcase full of signed cheques, golf clubs, and a set of false teeth have all been found on the buses.

Mr Lee said wallets, phones, iPads, skateboards, and bicycle helmets were also left behind.

He said it was hard to understand how people managed to leave some of these items behind.

"We had a customer leave one walking crutch on board, which is strange because they would have hopped off the bus without it," he said.

Mr Lee said efforts were made to return items to their owners but it was not always possible to find them.

The lost property is donated to the Salvation Army if unclaimed after a month.

Mr Lee said most items left behind on Coast buses did make their way into the lost property storage. Anyone who took an item which did not belong to them could be captured on CCTV, he said.

TransLink deputy director-general Matt Longland said students were the main culprits, but adults also left things behind.

Anyone who might have lost something on a Sunbus service should phone the depot on 5450 7888.



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