Driving & Parking
It is recommended that all motorists avoid roads in the Southbank area including West Gate Fwy (westbound) and Olympic Park Precinct between 5:00am and 1:30pm. Participants in the event are encouraged wherever possible to catch public transport to the event.
If you do have to drive to the event, aim to arrive at your chosen car park by 6:00am to avoid most of the road closures and to give yourself plenty of time to get from your car parking location to the start.
Road Closures and Re-opening Times. (times are approximate and subject to change)
|Road||Section||Direction Closed||Road Closed|
|Boathouse Dve||West of Alexandra Avenue||Both Directions||12:01am||8:00pm Sunday|
|Alexandra Ave/City Rd||Southbank Blvd to Swan St Bridge||Both Directions||4.30am||11:15am|
|Alexandra Ave||Linlithgow Ave to Swan Street Bridge||Both Directions||4.30am||11:15am |
|Alexandra Ave||Swan St Bridge to Anderson St||Both Directions
|Swan St Bridge||Alexandra Ave to Batman Ave||Both Directions||4.30am||11:15am|
|Batman Ave||Swan Street to Punt Road||Outbound||4.30am||12.30pm|
|Monash Fwy to Swan St||Inbound||4.30am||12:30pm|
|Domain Tunnel||Monash Fwy to West Gate Fwy||Westbound||From 10pm Saturday||12pm|
|West Gate Fwy||Domain Tunnel to Bolte Bridge||Westbound||6am||11.30am|
|Bolte Bridge||From West Gate Freeway (Outbound)||Northbound||5.30am||11.30am|
|From West Gate Freeway (Inbound)||Northbound||5.30am||11.30am|
|Footscray Rd ||Bolte Bridge to Pearl River Road||Westbound (Restricted Access)||3.30am||12pm|
|Pearl River Rd||Footscray Rd to Waterfront City Promenade||Both Directions (Restricted Access)||5.30am||12pm|
|Docklands Drive ||West of Pearl River Rd||Both Directions (Restricted Access)||7am||12pm|
|Harbour Esplanade||Bourke St to Dudley St||Northbound||6am||12pm|
|LaTrobe St to Bourke St||Southbound||6am||12pm|
|Bourke St||Harbour Esplanade to Batmans Hill Dve||Both Directions||6am||12pm|
|Batmans Hill Drvie||Bourke St to Collins St||Both Directions (Restricted Access)||6am||12pm|
|Waterview Walk||Bourke St to Batman Hill Dve||Both Directions (Restricted Access)||6am||12pm|
|Collins St||Batman Hill Dce to Spencer St||Both Directions||6am||12pm|
|Spencer St||Collins St to Flinders St||Both Directions||6am||12pm|
|Clarendon St||Flinders St to Whiteman St||Southbound||6am||12pm|
|Flinders St||Wurundjeri Way to King St||Both Directions||6am||12pm|
|Charles Grimes Bridge||Wurundjeri Way to Navigation Dve||Northbound||6am||12pm|
|Queensbridge St||Power St to Flinders St||Both Directions||6am||12pm|
|St Kilda Rd (Service Rd)||Princes Bridge to Linlithgow Ave||Southbound||12.01am||12.30pm|
|Linlithgow Ave||St Kilda Rd to Alexandra Ave||Both Directions||8am Saturday||5pm Sunday|
|Government House Dve to Linlithgow Ave||Both Directions||12.01am Friday||8pm Sunday|
|Southbank Blvd||Moore St to City Rd||Both Directions||6am||11.15am|
|Power St||City Rd to Sturt St||Eastbound||6am||11.15am|
|Kavanagh St||Sturt St to Power St||Both Directions||6am||11.15am|
|Sturt St||Alexandra Ave to Kavanagh St||Southbound||6am||11.15am|
Domain Tunnel will be closed on the Saturday before the event for Maintenance, its closure will be managed by CityLink separately to this event.
 Contraflow from 11.15am to 1pm
 No access to Bolte Bridge/CityLink outbound from Footscray Rd
 Limited local access before 8.30am and after 11am
Tip: Please do not park anywhere on the course.
Check with individual car park operators for Sunday operating hours.
There are several places to park relatively close to the start including the CBD and the Southbank area. The CBD can be accessed from the East (streets north of Flinders St), the South (via Kings Way) and from the North (streets east of Spencer St). Southbank can be accessed from the West (via City Road eastbound.
City Rd/Alexandra Parade.Olympic Boulevard corridor will be closed completely at Southbank Blvd from 5am.
Please study the Road closure table to see what roads will be closed and how best to access your chosen parking destination. Plan your route into town carefully.
Note that normal on street parking restrictions apply throughout the event.
From the North
Vehicles will be able to access the CBD unimpeded from the North, noting that Spencer Street will be closed at Lonsdale Street from approximately 6.30am
If you are coming in to the CBD on the Calder /Tullamarine, exit at Flemington Road or Dynon Rd to access the CBD, or exit at Montague Street from the West Gate Freeway to access Southbank.
From the South
Vehicles will be able to access the CBD unimpeded from the South via King’s Way or Punt Road. Do not attempt to use Queensbridge Street or Batman Avenue. Due to the significant Road closures within the Southbank area, allow extra travel time.
From the East
Vehicles will be able to access the CBD unimpeded from the east using Victoria Pde, Albert St and Wellington Pde.
Olympic Boulevard will be closed west of Punt Road. Southbank can be accessed via Toorak Road or Domain Road.
If you are coming in on the Monash Freeway, you will be diverted at the Punt Road exit. The CBD can then be accessed by Wellington Pde, Albert St and Victoria Pde as detailed above.
From the West
The West Gate Freeway will be open all day in the eastbound direction. Vehicles will be able to access the CBD via Montague Street, Wurundjeri Way and Dudley Street or via Bolte Bridge, exiting at Footscray Road. Vehicles will be able to access the Southbank area by taking the Montague Street or Power Street exits.