CityCat features and accessibility

Brisbane City Council's fleet of CityCats has been operating along the Brisbane River since 1996. 

The CityCats have new and improved onboard facilities.

Council has delivered five of nine NextGen double-decker CityCats:

  • Yoogera, commenced service in November 2019
  • Neville Bonner, commenced service in August 2020
  • Mianjin II, commenced service in April 2021
  • Barrambin II, commenced service in October 2021
  • Mooroolbin II, commenced service in May 2022.

This is all part of our plan to deliver a modern public transport network with a further four NextGen double-decker CityCats joining the fleet before June 2025.

These new vessels provide additional features and accessibility to enhance the passenger experience.

Accessibility

All 23 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.

The new NextGen double-decker CityCat features include:

  • the ability to carry a total of 170 passengers
  • an upper deck, providing seating for 20 passengers
  • rear deck seating for 16 passengers and space for 10 bikes
  • an open front deck with a clear viewing pane below the handrail
  • up to six dedicated wheelchair and mobility scooter areas
  • lower windows in sections of the main cabin, allowing passengers in mobility devices and children to enjoy the view
  • table and lounge seating options including USB device charging ports
  • hearing augmentation loops
  • all CityCats have toilet facilities available onboard for customer convenience.

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

CityCat names and meanings

21 of our 23 CityCats have Indigenous Brisbane place names.

CityCat names and meanings.
CityCat name Place referred to or meaning Special features
Baneraba Toowong This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Barrambin II Bowen Hills The fourth double-decker CityCat introduced to the fleet in October 2021, named after one of the original first-generation CityCats, Barrambin
Binkinba New Farm This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Gilwunpa Nundah This CityCat sports Council’s corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Gootcha Toowong This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Kuluwin Wooloowin This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Kurilpa West End This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Mahreel Spring Hill This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Meeandah Spike of land below Hamilton This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Mianjin II Gardens Point The third double-decker CityCat introduced to the fleet in April 2021, named after one of the original first-generation CityCats, Mianjin
Mirbarpa Indooroopilly This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Mooroolbin Hamilton Sandbank This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Mooroolbin II Hamilton Sandbank The fifth double-decker CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white and a shade sail on the upper deck.
Mudherri Murarrie This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Nar-dha Nudgee, place of black ducks This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Neville Bonner In honour The second double-decker CityCat, named in honour of Australia’s first indigenous parliamentarian, was introduced to the fleet in August 2020.
Spirit of Brisbane Community spirit This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white. Dedicated to Brisbane's community spirit during one of its toughest periods, the 2011 Brisbane River flood event. 
Tugulawa Bulimba This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Tunamun Petrie Bight This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white. 
Walan Herston This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white.
Wilwinpa Observatory This CityCat sports Council’s corporate colours of blue, yellow and white. 
Ya-wa-gara Breakfast Creek This CityCat sports Council's corporate colours of blue, yellow and white. 
Yoogera Breakfast Creek at mouth The first double-decker CityCat was introduced to the fleet in November 2019.

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

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Last updated: 5 October 2022

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