Road Closures and Tow Away Zones

Remember, the best way to travel to the city on New Year’s Eve is by public transport as it’s one of the busiest and most crowded times of the year with long traffic delays expected. If you need to travel by car, see below for important road closure and tow away zone information.

Road Closures

Location Between From To
Swanston Street/St Kilda Road Lonsdale Street and Southbank Boulevard/ Linlithgow Avenue 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Flinders Street William Street and Spring Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Collins Street Elizabeth Street and Russell Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Flinders Lane Elizabeth Street and Russell Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Exhibition Street Collins Street and Flinders Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Elizabeth Street Collins Street and Flinders Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Elizabeth Street (tram shunt closure) Little Lonsdale Street and Lonsdale Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Wellington Parade South Closed at Flinders Street. Soft closure at Jolimont Road to provide access to local traffic only. 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Batman Avenue Flinders Street and Swan Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Boathouse Drive All 12pm,
31 Dec
2am,
1 Jan
Linlithgow Avenue (westbound only) Approx 100 metres west of Alexandra Avenue 8am,
31 Dec
2am,
1 Jan
Linlithgow Avenue Linlithgow Avenue (east-west section) and Government House Drive 8am,
31 Dec
2am,
1 Jan
Birdwood Avenue Government House Drive and Dallas Brooks Drive 6am,
29 Dec
5am,
1 Jan
La Trobe Street Harbour Esplanade and Spencer Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Harbour Esplanade Docklands Drive/Dudley Street and Bourke Street 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Docklands Drive (eastbound only) From Pearl River Road 5pm,
31 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
North Wharf Road Collins Street and dead end 6pm,
31 Dec
1am,
1 Jan

Tow Away Zones

Location Between From To
Swanston Street/St Kilda Road Little Collins Street and Southbank Boulevard/ Linlithgow Avenue 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Flinders Street William Street and Spring Street 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Collins Street Elizabeth Street and Russell Street 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Flinders Lane Elizabeth Street and Russell Street 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Little Collins Street Elizabeth Street and Russell Street 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Elizabeth Street Collins Street and Flinders Street 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Batman Avenue Flinders Street and Swan Street 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Boathouse Drive All 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Birdwood Avenue Anzac Avenue/Government House Drive and Dallas Brooks Drive 11.59pm,
28 Dec
3am,
1 Jan
Harbour Esplanade Docklands Drive/Dudley Street and Bourke Street 11.59pm,
30 Dec
3am,
1 Jan