Ferry terminal upgrades

Brisbane City Council is committed to providing safe, efficient and accessible transport networks across the city. As part of this commitment, Council’s ferry terminal upgrades program aims to ensure all future upgrades and delivery of new public transport assets, where possible, meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT) and the Disability Standards 2010 (Premises Standards). 

These documents establish minimum accessibility requirements to be met by providers and operators of public transport conveyances, infrastructure and premises. They relate to elements such as ramps, access paths, manoeuvring areas, handrails and boarding devices.

Council’s investment since 2011 has already improved accessibility, connectivity and flood resilience of the River City’s ferry terminal network. Some of the milestones reached in this time included delivering new terminals, upgrading existing terminals and delivering terminals following the January 2011 floods under the joint Australian Government-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Current and upcoming projects include: 

Ferry terminals that are currently closed include:

  • Dockside 
  • Eagle St Pier

Permanently closed ferry terminals include:

  • Thornton Street 
  • Norman Park 

Find more information about these closures. 

Current maintenance works

Maintenance works are being undertaken at ferry terminals across the network. These works will be staggered from mid-2021 until late 2022.

Maintenance works will be undertaken at the following terminals from mid- to late-2021:

  • Bretts Wharf
  • New Farm Park
  • Sydney Street
  • Holman Street
  • QUT Gardens Point
  • Maritime Museum
  • North Quay
  • Milton
  • Regatta
  • UQ St Lucia

The works are anticipated to take several days at each terminal.

Works will be undertaken between 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday. River-based works often require particular tidal conditions in order to be completed safely, which can sometimes occur after normal working hours. Where works are required to be completed after hours to align with tidal conditions, Council will endeavour to avoid disruption to neighbours wherever possible.

Council does not anticipate any changes to ferry services during these works. To accommodate the works, there may be minor impacts to passenger movement on the terminal, with some areas cordoned off for safety. One gate at the ferry terminals may be temporarily closed, but passengers will be able to embark and disembark at an alternative gate.

Passengers and nearby pedestrians may experience some noise associated with the use of a generator for water pumping and handheld tools.

For your safety, please follow the direction of workers and ferry masters.

View all locations of existing CityCat and ferry terminal locations

More information

If you would like to find out more about Council's current ferry terminal upgrade projects: 

  • phone Council on 1800 884 681
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Ferry Infrastructure team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

If you would like to find out more about Council's completed ferry terminals or future planning of ferry terminal upgrades:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Transport Planning and Programs team
    Transport Planning and Operations 
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 16 August 2021