Traffic Alert – New Years Eve road closures

28 December 2018

Revellers heading to the city for New Year’s Eve should leave the car at home to avoid being stuck in traffic when the clock reaches midnight.

night image of New Years Eve in Treasury Gardens Melbourne

Parts of the CBD, East Melbourne and Southbank will shut down to make way for pedestrians, including Flinders Street, Collins Street, St Kilda Road, Batman Avenue and Wellington Parade.

Most road closures begin at 6pm Monday 31 December, with all roads re-opening by 3am Tuesday.

With the huge crowds expected, we suggest people travelling to the city use public transport where possible.

The use of buses, trains and trams, including regional services, will be free from 6pm New Year’s Eve to 6am New Year’s Day.

Metropolitan trains and trams will run every 5-10 minutes from midnight to 2am, the busiest time on the roads.

VicRoads wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year.

For the latest traffic information around the state visit VicTraffic or download the VicTraffic app via your app store. 

If you see any hazards on our roads, please report them to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre on 13 11 70, open 24/7. In an emergency, call Triple Zero.

Road closures

Location Between From   To 
Swanston Street / St Kilda Road Lonsdale Street and Linlithgow Avenue
6pm 3am
Flinders Street William Street and Exhibition Street
6pm 3am
Collins Street Russell Street and Elizabeth Street 6pm` 3am
Exhibition Street Collins Street and Flinders Street
6pm 3am
Southbank Boulevard Sturt Street and St Kilda Road
6pm 3am
Flinders Lane Russell Street and Elizabeth Street 6pm 3am
Little Collins Street
Russell Street and Elizabeth Street  6pm 3am
Flinders Street (Westbound)
Exhibition Street and Spring Street 6pm` 1am
Batman Ave Extension (Tollway)
Flinders Street and Swan Street
6pm 1am
Flinders Street (Eastbound)
Exhibition Street and Spring Street
6pm 1am
Queensbridge Street
Flinders Street and Power Street
9:30pm 2am
Boathouse Drive
All 12noon 2am
Brunton Ave / Jolimont Road
Punt Road and Wellington Parade
5pm 1am
Harbour Esplanade
Bourke Street and La Trobe Street
7pm 2am
Wellington Parade South
Wellington Parade and Flinders Street
6pm 1am
Wellington Parade (Eastbound and Westbound)
Punt Road and Flinders Street
6pm 1am
Lansdowne Street and Treasury Place
St Andrews Place and Wellington Parade
6pm 1am
Spring Street Flinders Street and Collins Street 6pm  1am





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