CityCat and ferry service changes from this weekend

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise that Transdev Brisbane Ferries, the operator of Brisbane ferry services, will be introducing additional coronavirus social distancing measures in line with the increasing number of passengers returning to using the city’s ferry services.

There is also anticipation of an expected increase in ferry patronage this long weekend in response to the State Government’s announcement about loosening of coronavirus restrictions.

The changes from tomorrow include:

  • the introduction of ‘staff only’ areas on vessels 
  • additional signage and messaging onboard to encourage safe travelling practises
  • limiting passenger numbers on a service if passenger volumes are such that they are considered a transmission safety issue.

Passengers are encouraged to continue to practise safe hygiene when travelling on any Brisbane public transport, such as social distancing and washing and/or sanitising hands.

Council is working closely with the Australian Government and Queensland Health and is following their directive and expert advice to help minimise the transmission of coronavirus. Council will continue to be guided by these agencies on all matters of public health. 

For more information visit or call Council on (07) 3403 8888. 

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Last updated:1 May 2020
Topics: coronavirus