Melbourne New Year's Eve
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NEW YEAR'S EVE IS A MAJOR EVENT - EXPECT DELAYS

Due to large crowds, long delays should be anticipated, especially in the central CBD area. If choosing to travel in the city the best way to travel is by public transport however patrons are advised to avoid Flinders Street Station, utilising City Loop stations to access live sites. To plan your journey, visit the PTV website or call 1800 800 007 (open all night on New Year’s Eve).

TRANSPORT CHANGES
ON NEW YEAR'S EVE

People attending the celebrations are strongly encouraged to use public transport services, which run all night. All services will run to a normal Saturday timetable with special services.

TRAINS

All services will run to a normal Saturday timetable with additional special services. See the PTV website for details.

Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations will be open all night.

All City Loop stations including Flagstaff and Parliament stations will close at 11.45pm. After the midnight fireworks, patrons are advised to walk to Southern Cross Station or Flinders Street Station.

All Official Midnight Live Sites are located near major transport hubs in the city. Please see the Midnight page for details if travelling into the CBD.

TRAMS

Trams will run to a standard Saturday timetable with additional services. Exceptions include tram routes 24, 30, 82 and the City Circle, which ceases at 6pm, and routes 78 and 82, which operate as per a normal Saturday timetable. Services operating along Swanston Street and Flinders Street will be disrupted between 5.30pm and 2am.

There are multiple changes to tram services on NYE.

Check the PTV website for more information.

V/LINE

V/Line train and road coach services will run to a special timetable on New Year’s Eve. Call 1800 800 007 or check the PTV website for more information.

BUSES

Metropolitan bus services will run to a normal weekend timetable. After 7pm, changes will apply to some central city bus routes. Check the PTV website for more information.

TAXIS

On New Year’s Eve, people attending the celebrations are strongly encouraged to use the public transport services, which run all night. If you are planning to catch a taxi, please note that it is very difficult for vehicles to get in and out of the city due to road closures.

Taxi ranks are recommended as a safer option as they are staffed by a security officer in a distinct uniform and monitored by security cameras. A Safe City taxi rank will be located on Queen Street between Bourke and Little Collins streets, with another in Bourke Street, between Swanston and Russell streets.

ROAD CLOSURES

Please take note of changes to parking restrictions and traffic access at city locations on Saturday 31 December. Click the locations below to reveal details of road closures and tow-away zones.

CLOSURE: Swanston St / St Kilda Rd
Lonsdale St & Linlithgow Ave
6pm
3am
CLOSURE: Flinders St
William St & Exhibition St
6pm
3am
CLOSURE: Collins St
Russell St & Elizabeth St
6pm
3am
CLOSURE: Exhibition St
Collins St & Flinders St
6pm
3am
CLOSURE: Southbank Bvd
Sturt St & St Kilda Rd
6pm
3am
CLOSURE: Flinders Ln
Russel St & Elizabeth St
6pm
3am
CLOSURE: Flinders St (Westbound)
Exhibition St & Spring St
6pm
1am
CLOSURE: Batman Ave Extension (Tollway)
Flinders St & Swan St
6pm
1am
CLOSURE: Flinders St (Eastbound)
Exhibition St & Spring St
8pm
1am
CLOSURE: Queensbridge St
Flinders St & Power St
9.30pm
2am
CLOSURE: Swan St (Eastbound lane)
Bridge only
8pm
2am
CLOSURE: Boathouse Dve
All
12pm
2am
CLOSURE: Brunton Ave/Jolimont Rd
Punt Rd & Wellington Pde
5pm
1am
CLOSURE: Harbour Esp
Bourke St & La Trobe St
6pm
2am
CLOSURE: Wellington Pde South
Wellington Pde & Flinders St
6pm
1am
CLOSURE: Wellington Pde (Eastbound & Westbound)
Punt Rd & Flinders St
6pm
1am
CLOSURE: Lansdowne St & Treasury Pl
St Andrews Pl & Wellington Pde
6pm
1am
CLOSURE: Spring St
Flinders St & Collins St
6pm
1am
TOW AWAY: Flinders St
Spring St & Williams St
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Collins St
Russell St & Elizabeth St
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Swanston St
Collins St & Princes Bridge
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Princes Bridge
All
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: St Kilda Rd
Princes Bridge & Linlithgow Ave
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Market St
Collins St & Flinders St
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Whiteman St
Clarendon St & Queensbridge St
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Boathouse Dve
All
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Alexandra Ave
Princes Bridge & Swan St Bridge
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Batman Ave
Flinders St & Spring St
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Wellington Pde
Simpson St & Swan St
3pm
3am
TOW AWAY: Harbour Esp
La Trobe St & Bourke St
3pm
3am

Please note that traffic disruptions may also occur at Yarra River crossover points, such as Swan Street Bridge, during the evening.