CityCat features and accessibility | Brisbane City Council

CityCat features and accessibility

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


All 21 CityCats currently provide space for six wheelchairs (four spaces are located in the internal cabin area, and two spaces are located on the outer deck). Additional wheelchairs could be carried at times at the Master's discretion 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 and Brisbane City Council's website.

CityCat names and meanings

Twenty of our 21 CityCats have Indigenous Brisbane place names.

CityCat name Place referred to or Meaning Special features
Baneraba Toowong Baneraba was wrapped in February 2017 in a special design commemorating the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens.
Barrambin Bowen Hills

Barrambin was wrapped in November 2016 with a special design commemorating 20 years of CityCat services in Brisbane. 

Beenung-urrung Highgate Hill This CityCat was wrapped in August 2015 in the theme of Brisbane's AFL team, the Brisbane Lions. 
Binkinba New Farm  
Gilwunpa Nundah This CityCat was wrapped in June 2015 in the theme of Queensland's netball team, the Queensland Firebirds.
Gootcha Toowong Artist Judy Watson's shoal (1998) forms a net that wraps Gootcha, the 16th CityCat. This work relates to passages of water, the pulsating heart of the city, and what is caught 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, also mirror the water as the currents sweep along the river.
Kuluwin Wooloowin  
Kurilpa West End  
Mahreel Spring Hill Mahreel was wrapped in April 2017 to celebrate the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games. 
Meeandah Spike of land below Hamilton  
Mianjin Gardens Point  
Mirbarpa Indooroopilly Mirbarpa was wrapped in a Brisbane Broncos themed wrap in July 2015.
Mooroolbin Hamilton Sandbank This CityCat was wrapped in February 2016 in the design by Debra Hood, who won the Team Brisbane CityCat Design competition with her submission which depicts Brisbane as a vibrant and colourful city and shows a collection of iconic Queenslander style homes that bound and embrace the Brisbane River. 
Mudherri Murarrie Mudherri 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, as well as a ceiling montage that depicts the club’s success. 
Nar-dha Nudgee, place of black ducks This CityCat features a distinct G20 livery to celebrate the G20 Leaders' Summit held in Brisbane in 2014 and was designed by the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Spirit of Brisbane Community spirit Dedicated to Brisbane's community spirit during one of its toughest periods, the Spirit of Brisbane is decorated in distinctive colours, 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.
Tugulawa Bulimba This CityCat was wrapped in October 2015 in the theme of Brisbane's baseball team, Brisbane Bandits. 
Tunamun Petrie Bight This CityCat was wrapped in April 2016 in the theme of Brisbane's soccer team, Brisbane Roar. 
Walan Herston Anzac-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, 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 and on the front deck, a depiction of the Ode of Remembrance.
Wilwinpa Observatory This CityCat was wrapped in December 2015 in the theme of Brisbane's cricket team, Brisbane Heat. 
Ya-wa-gara Breakfast Creek This 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.

Service feedback

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17 December 2018