Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

Delivering the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal 

Port of Brisbane is an economic powerhouse for Queensland. But we’re not all about cargo – we’re also playing a big role in growing Queensland’s cruise industry!

The new, world-class $177 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is due to open later in 2020 and around 180 cruise ships are scheduled to call during its first season in 2020/21.

The new cruise terminal has been designed to cater for the biggest cruise ships in the world and give passengers a world-class experience. It will become a gateway to the richness of our region, helping to showcase all that south-east Queensland has to offer, and a vital pillar of Brisbane and Queensland’s tourism economy.

It will also deliver a major, long-term economic and tourism boost. Within 20 years, it will potentially triple Brisbane’s cruise industry to:

  • support 3,750 jobs

  • bring over 760,000 visitors annually

  • contribute $1.3 billion in net expenditure into the Brisbane economy

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  • $177 million investment by Port of Brisbane

    $177 million investment by Port of Brisbane

  • Supporting more jobs

    Supporting more jobs

  • More cruise passengers for Brisbane

    More cruise passengers for Brisbane

A world-class cruise experience

When it opens, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal will be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world. We’ve also worked with the cruise lines to ensure it will offer a seamless experience for passengers with:

  • a two-level terminal building that includes a café and light retail

  • onsite paid car parking for around 900 cars

  • access for coaches, taxis and rideshare

  • luggage collection and drop-off areas

  • designated arrivals, check-in, security and quarantine areas

  • public open spaces, including a plaza area and waterfront promenade.

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Supporting local jobs

It’s fair to say we’re pretty busy right now - construction of the new cruise terminal is well underway!
The terminal building & civils Principal Contractor is Hindmarsh Construction Australia, a leading Australian construction company. 

The wharf Principal Contractor is Brady Marine & Civil, a specialist marine infrastructure and engineering contractor headquartered in Brisbane. 

The $177m Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is supporting, on average, approximately 245 jobs during each year of construction. This includes many local contractors and consultants, suppliers and manufacturers. 


Boosting the economy

Cruise tourism is a shining star of Queensland’s tourism industry – nationally, the CLIA reported the sector to be worth $5.2 billion to Australia’s economy in 2018/19.

More locally, the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is going to generate long-lasting economic and tourism benefits for our region and for Queensland. 

In 2020/21, the new terminal will welcome around 180 cruise ships. More cruise ships will bring more visitors to our city, open-up new itineraries for travellers, and support more economic growth in our region.


The world’s biggest cruise lines are calling!

When the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal opens later in 2020, you can look forward to the world’s biggest cruise lines departing from Brisbane. Check out the Cruise Shipping Schedule to see who is calling when!