CityCat features and accessibility

Brisbane City Council's fleet of CityCats has been operating along the Brisbane River since 1996. The CityCats have become more fuel efficient, reduced their engine exhaust and noise emissions and improved onboard facilities.


All 21 CityCats currently provide space for six wheelchairs (four spaces in the cabin and two spaces on the deck). At the Master's discretion, a CityCat may carry additional wheelchairs based on safety and current vessel passenger loading.

For more information, view the wheelchair-accessible ferry terminals.

Staying connected

The entire CityCat fleet is fitted with Wi-Fi allowing access to:

  • UQConnect and EduRoam
  • TransLink timetable information
  • Brisbane City Council's website.

CityCat names and meanings

Twenty of our 21 CityCats have Indigenous Brisbane place names.

CityCat names and meanings.
CityCat namePlace referred to or meaningSpecial features
BanerabaToowongBaneraba was wrapped in February 2017 in a special design commemorating the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens.
BarrambinBowen HillsBarrambin was wrapped in November 2016 with a special design commemorating 20 years of CityCat services in Brisbane.
Beenung-urrungHighgate HillThis CityCat was wrapped in August 2015 in the theme of Brisbane's AFL team, the Brisbane Lions. 
BinkinbaNew FarmBinkinba was wrapped in August 2018 in the theme of Brisbane's basketball team, the Brisbane Bullets.
GilwunpaNundahThis CityCat was wrapped in June 2015 in the theme of Queensland's netball team, the Queensland Firebirds.
GootchaToowongArtist Judy Watson's shoal (1998) forms a net that wraps Gootcha, the sixteenth CityCat. This work relates to passages of water, the pulsating heart of the city, and what is within the net: eel, Brisbane River cod, crab, turtle, mullet, guard fish, shellfish. The lines, like the scales of a fish or the reflection of light They also mirror the water as the currents sweep along the river.
KurilpaWest End 
MahreelSpring HillMahreel was wrapped in April 2017 to celebrate the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games. 
MeeandahSpike of land below HamiltonMeeandah was wrapped in September 2018 to celebrate the upcoming INAS Games 2019.
MianjinGardens Point 
MirbarpaIndooroopillyMirbarpa was wrapped in a Brisbane Broncos themed wrap in July 2015.
MooroolbinHamilton SandbankThis CityCat was wrapped in February 2016 in the design by Debra Hood. Debra won the Team Brisbane CityCat Design competition with her submission. It depicts Brisbane as a vibrant and colourful city. It shows a collection of iconic Queenslander style homes that bound and embrace the Brisbane River. 
MudherriMurarrieMudherri features a decorative wrap honouring the Queensland Reds, the state’s rugby union team. The design features the Queensland Reds’ distinctive red and white colouring. The ceiling montage depicts the club’s success. 
Nar-dhaNudgee, place of black ducksThis CityCat features a distinct G20 livery to celebrate the G20 Leaders' Summit held in Brisbane in 2014. The design was by the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Spirit of BrisbaneCommunity spiritDedicated to Brisbane's community spirit during one of its toughest periods. Distinctive colours decorate the Spirit of Brisbane. Blue for the sky and river, green for new growth after the floods, maroon for the Queensland spirit and yellow in recognition of the way the sun shone through the clouds to help dry up the flood waters.
TugulawaBulimbaThis CityCat was wrapped in October 2015 in the theme of Brisbane's baseball team, Brisbane Bandits. 
TunamunPetrie BightThis CityCat was wrapped in April 2016 in the theme of Brisbane's soccer team, Brisbane Roar. 
WalanHerstonAnzac-themed CityCat which honours Brisbane's First World War diggers and commemorates the centenary of Anzac. This CityCat depicts a squad of soldiers marching to the front as the sun rises. This is a representation of the Rising Sun Anzac badge and a poppy for remembrance. Inside the catamaran there is a black and white commemorative photo collage. On the front deck there is a depiction of the Ode of Remembrance.
WilwinpaObservatoryThis CityCat was wrapped in December 2015 in the theme of Brisbane's cricket team, Brisbane Heat. 
Ya-wa-garaBreakfast CreekThis CityCat was wrapped in January 2016 in the theme of Brisbane's annual tennis event, the Brisbane International. .

Note: the translation and spelling of the Aboriginal names are as recorded by first European settlers.

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Last updated:13 May 2019