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PLAN AHEAD

NO FIREWORKS DISPLAY

In the interest of public safety and in line with Covid restrictions, there will be no 9pm or midnight fireworks displays and mass outdoor gatherings are prohibited. The safest way to celebrate in the city is to make a booking to visit a hospitality venue.

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Free public transport
All train, tram and bus services will be free from 6pm on 31 December until 6am on 1 January. More detailed transport information below.

  • Trains

    One New Year’s Eve, all services will run to a normal weekday timetable with additional special services. See the PTV website for details.

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

    On 1 January, trains will run to a public holiday timetable with night network running.

  • Trams

    On New Year’s Eve trams will run to a standard weekday timetable.

    On 1 January, trams will run to a holiday Saturday timetable with the City Circle running up to 9pm only.

    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 normal weekday timetable. Call 1800 800 007 or check the PTV website for more information.

  • Buses

    Metropolitan bus services will run to a normal weekday timetable.

    Check the PTV website for more information.

  • Taxis

    On New Year’s Eve, people attending any celebrations are strongly encouraged to use the public transport services. 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.

  • Road closures

    Please take note of changes to parking restrictions and traffic access at city locations on Thursday 31 December and Friday 1 January.

    Location Between From To

    Little Bourke Street

    Spring Street and Exhibition Street

    9am, 31 Dec

    11.59pm, 1 Jan

    Little Bourke Street

    Elizabeth Street and Queen Street

    9am, 31 Dec

    noon, 1 Jan

    Flinders Lane

    Spring Street and Exhibition Street

    7am, 31 Dec

    10am, 2 Jan

    Flinders Lane

    Exhibition Street and Russell Street

    7am, 31 Dec

    11.59pm, 1 Jan

    Flinders Lane

    Russell Street and Swanston Street

    7am, 31 Dec

    2pm, 2 Jan

    Little Collins Street

    Coates Lane and Mcilwraith Place

    9am, 31 Dec

    11.59pm, 1 Jan

    Domain Road

    Park Street and Hope Street

    7am, 30 Dec

    2pm, 2 Jan

    Russell Place

    Little Collins Street and Bourke Street

    7am, 31 Dec

    1pm, 2 Jan

    Melbourne Place

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    10am, 2 Jan

    Liverpool Street

    Bourke Street and Little Bourke Street

    9am, 31 Dec

    11.59pm, 1 Jan

    Crossley Street

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    2am, 1 Jan

    Warburton Lane

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    noon, 1 Jan

    Warburton Alley

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    noon, 1 Jan

    Kirks Lane

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    2am, 1 Jan

    George Parade

    Flinders Lane and Collins Street

    7am, 31 Dec

    noon, 1 Jan

    ACDC Lane

    All

    7am, 31 Dec

    1am, 2 Jan

    Duckboard Place

    All

    7am, 31 Dec

    1am, 2 Jan

    Ridgeway Place

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    1am, 1 Jan

    Ridgeway Place

    All

    9am, 1 Jan

    11:59pm, 1 Jan

    Meyers Place

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    noon, 1 Jan

    Hosier Lane

    Access from Flinders Street only

    7am, 31 Dec

    2pm, 2 Jan

    Cohen Place

    All

    7am, 31 Dec

    11.59pm, 1 Jan

    Market Lane

    All

    9am, 31 Dec

    10am, 2 Jan

    Smythe Lane

    All

    7am, 31 Dec

    noon, 2 Jan

  • Tow aways

    'Tow Away' Zones are in place at the following locations from 7am Sunday 27 December 2020 to 2pm, Sunday 3 January 2021 inclusive.

    Location Between From To

    Little Bourke Street

    Spring Street and Exhibition Street

    7am, 27 Dec

    2pm, 3 Jan

    Little Bourke Street

    Elizabeth Street and Queen Street

    7am, 27 Dec

    2pm, 3 Jan

    Flinders Lane

    Spring Street and Swanston Street

    7am, 27 Dec

    2pm, 3 Jan

    Little Collins Street

    Spring Street and Exhibition Street

    7am, 27 Dec

    2pm, 3 Jan

    Domain Road

    Park Street and Hope Street

    7am, 27 Dec

    2pm, 3 Jan