Council's plan to return ferry services

Brisbane City Council is working to deliver our prioritised roadmap to recovery for our terminals and services.

Council has a three-stage plan to return ferry services to the Brisbane River.

Under stage one of the plan, Council successfully reinstated the Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River service on Monday 4 April. A new, temporary cross river service between West End and Guyatt Park commenced Monday 11 April.

Stage two of Council’s plan commenced on Monday 2 May, with a triangular cross river service between New Farm Park, Hawthorne and Teneriffe.

Stage three commenced on Thursday 19 May, reconnecting CityCat services to all available terminals, including West End, Guyatt Park, South Bank, Riverside, Mowbray Park, New Farm Park, Hawthorne, Bulimba, Teneriffe, Bretts Wharf, Apollo Road and Northshore Hamilton.

CityHopper services recommenced between South Bank, Riverside and Howard Smith Wharves and the Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River service continues to operate on a revised 15 minute frequency.

The temporary Guyatt Park to West End Cross River and Hawthorne Cross River services ceased with the reinstatement of other ferry services.

Works are continuing as part of stage three to return the remaining terminals to service. Further updates will be provided as more terminals become operationally available.

While terminals have been made operational and safe, Council will need to return to some terminals to finalise ultimate repairs and will minimise disruption to operating ferry services. These works will not affect the safety or accessibility of the terminals for the community.

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  • Bulimba-Teneriffe cross river, commenced 4 April 2022
  • West End-Guyatt Park cross river, commenced 11 April 2022
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  • New Farm Park/Hawthorne/Teneriffe, commenced 2 May 2022
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Stage three works to date include:

  • Extend CityCat services to West End/Guyatt Park/ South Bank/Riverside/ Mowbray Park/New Farm Park/Hawthorne/Bulimba/Teneriffe/Bretts Wharf/Apollo Road/Northshore Hamilton, commenced 19 May 2022
  • CityHopper services between South Bank, Riverside and Howard Smith Wharves, commenced 19 May 2022
  • The temporary Guyatt Park to West End Cross River and Hawthorne Cross River services ceased with the reinstatement of other ferry services.
  • The Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River service continues to operate on a revised 15 minute frequency.

Council is working with the ferry operator, maritime engineers and technical experts to restore all services as soon as possible and restore terminals to pre-flood condition.

Council has gathered comprehensive information on the condition of each terminal and has used this information to inform a prioritised recovery plan for our terminals. Council is prioritising the terminal repair jobs based on those which were least affected by the floods and are safe to work on.

The table below highlights the current status of the Brisbane ferry terminals.

Ferry terminal status following the February 2022 flood event
Terminal Status
Apollo Road Open
Bretts Wharf Open
Bulimba Open
Guyatt Park Open
Hawthorne Open
Holman Street Procurement for operational repairs
Howard Smith Wharves Open
Maritime Museum Procurement for operational repairs
Milton Procurement for operational repairs
Mowbray Park Open
New Farm Park  Open
North Quay Finalising scope for operational repairs 
Northshore Hamilton Open
QUT Gardens Point Procurement for operational repairs
Regatta Finalising scope for operational repairs 
Riverside Open
South Bank  Open
Sydney Street Procurement for operational repairs
Teneriffe Open
UQ St Lucia Procurement for operational repairs
West End Open

Temporary public transport services ceased Friday 27 May 2022

Temporary bus route P233 and Personalised Public Transport (PPT) services between Northshore Hamilton and Teneriffe ceased on Friday 27 May, with the return of ferry services.

Plan your journey via the Translink website, the Journey Planner app or call Translink on 13 12 30. For more information on Council's plan to return ferry services, visit Council's website

Last updated: 9 June 2022
Topics: severe event

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