South Bank ferry terminal upgrade - South Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is in the planning stages for the a future upgrade of the South Bank ferry terminal (current South Bank 1 and 2 ferry terminals).

Project summary

This table includes project summary information for the South Bank 1 and 2 ferry terminals upgrade including address, ward, project outcome and latest news.
Address South Bank Parklands, 153A Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Ward Gabba Ward
Project outcome The upgraded ferry terminal will feature improved accessibility for all passengers and increase the terminal capacity to cater for current and future demand.
Latest news Development approval for the future upgrade was lodged with Council in September 2019.

About the project

Council has identified the South Bank ferry terminal for an upgrade to meet the requirements of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT) (2002) and Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

The existing terminal, consisting of two separate pontoons, caters exclusively for CityCat vessels and has been operational since 1996. The terminal is an important piece of infrastructure providing access to the South Bank Parklands precinct and greater South Brisbane area.

The proposed upgrade will result in a change from two separate pontoons, to a single, larger pontoon with a large waiting area on the facility. The upgraded South Bank ferry terminal will consolidate future CityCat and CityHopper services.

Council is working closely with South Bank Corporation to progress the designs of the South Bank ferry terminal.

The project will form part of Council's commitment of more than $70 million over the next four years to upgrade existing ferry terminals across the city to improve accessibility for all users.

View the artist impressions for the project in the slideshow below. If you'd prefer, you can view these images in the South Bank ferry terminal album in Flickr.

South Bank ferry terminal

Project timing

Council is progressing the design for the terminal and is committed to keeping the community updated about the project as it progresses.

More information

If you would like more information about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Ferry Infrastructure team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:11 December 2019