Due to large crowds, long delays should be anticipated, especially in the central CBD area. If choosing to travel into 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).
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 Sunday timetable with special services.
All services will run to a normal Sunday 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 will run to a standard Sunday timetable with additional services.
Exceptions include the City Circle Tram, which will cease at 5.30pm, and routes 78 and 82, which operate as per a normal Sunday timetable.
Services operating along St Kilda Road, Swanston Street and Flinders Street will be disrupted between 5.30pm and 2am.
The Art Centre Tram stop will be closed between 6pm and 2am.
There are multiple changes to tram services on NYE. Check the PTV website for more information.
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.
Metropolitan bus services will run to a normal weekend timetable. After 6pm, changes will apply to some central city bus routes. Check the PTV website for more information.
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 at 131 Queen Street, with another in Bourke Street, between Swanston and Russell streets.
Please take note of changes to parking restrictions and traffic access at city locations on Sunday 31 December. Click the locations below to reveal details of road closures during NYE.
Please note that traffic disruptions may also occur at Yarra River crossover points, such as Swan Street Bridge, during the evening.
‘Tow Away’ Zones are in place at the following locations from 3pm Sunday 31 December 2017 to 3am Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive: