Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

In October 2017, Port of Brisbane reached an agreement with the State Government to build the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) at Luggage Point.

Open to all cruise lines, the $158 million facility will be able to cater to cruise vessels of all sizes including the largest ocean-going cruise ships in the world.

The opportunity

Globally, vessels are increasing in size and by 2020 it is estimated that around 60% of the cruise vessels calling in Australia will be mega cruise ships.

Currently, there is no dedicated cruise facility in south-east Queensland able to accommodate mega cruise ships – these vessels have to call at Brisbane’s main cargo port.

The BICT is the ‘missing link’ in Brisbane’s tourism infrastructure needed to ensure the city can attract and support the world’s largest cruise ships, and will act as a gateway to the south-east Queensland region.

The benefits

On average, the project will support 245 jobs during each year of construction. Within 20 years it will potentially triple Brisbane’s cruise industry to:

  • support 3,750 jobs
  • bring 766,260 visitors annually
  • contribute $1.3 billion in net expenditure into the Brisbane economy*.

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal will act as a gateway to the great south-east, bringing economic and tourism opportunities for the region.
* Source: Ninesquared and Cadence Economics 2015

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