Driving & Parking
It is recommended that all motorists avoid roads in the Docklands area between 3am and 4pm in April 7. Participants in the event are encouraged wherever possible to catch public transport to the event.
If you do have to drive to the event, carefully check the road closures to ensure you can access your preferred car park.
We recommend entrants park in the CBD or South Wharf, as many of the carparks within Docklands are impacted by the event road closures
Road Closures and Re-opening Times for Sunday April 7.
(times are approximate and subject to change)
|Road||Section||Direction Closed||Road Closed|
|Harbour Esplanade||Dudley Street to Bourke Street||Both Directions||3.30am||4pm|
|Harbour Esplanade||Bourke Street to Collins Street||Both Directions||3.30am||11:15am|
|La Trobe Street||Harbour Esplanade to Spencer Street||Both Directions||3.30am||4pm|
|Bourke Street||Geographe Street to Waterview Walk||Both Directions||3.30am||11:15am|
|Collins Street||Karlsruhe Lane to Harbour Esplanade||Both Directions||4.30am||11:15am|
|Navigation Drive||Bourke Street to Charles Grimes Bridge||Both Directions||7.30am||12 midday|
|Charles Grimes Bridge||Navigation Drive to Montague Street||Both Directions||7.30am||12 midday|
|Victoria Harbour||West of Navigation Drive||8am||11.15am|
|Montague St||Munro Street to Batmans Hill Drive||Northbound (reduced capacity)||7.30am||12:15pm|
|Westgate Freeway entry ramp||Outbound||7.30am||12:15pm|
|Bolte Bridge entry ramp||Outbound||7.30am||12:15pm|
|Westgate Freeway exit ramp||Westgate Freeway exit ramp||7.30am||12:15pm|
|Lorimer Street||Montague Street to Eighteen Pence Lane||Both Directions||7.30am||12:15pm|
|Kings Way Exit||Westgate Freeway||Eastbound exit ramp||9am||12.30pm|
|Footscray Road||Bolte Bridge to Pearl River Road||Westbound (reduced capacity)||7am||12.30pm|
|Pearl River Road||Footscray Road to Newquay Promenade||Both (restricted access)||8.00am||12.30pm|
|Docklands Drive||West of Pearl River Road||Both (restricted access)||10.15am||12.30pm|
|Dudley Street||Wurundjeri Way to Spencer Street||Both (restricted access)||7.30am||1.00pm|
|Racecourse Road||Flemington Road to Stubbs Street||Westbound (reduced capacity)||7am||12.30pm|
|Boundary Road||Racecourse Road to Alfred Street||Both||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Alfred Street||Boundary Road to Melrose Street||Eastbound||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Melrose Street||Alfred Street to Flemington Road||South-westbound||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Dryburgh Street||Curran Street to Flemington Road||Both||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Flemington Road||Murphy Street to Melrose Street||Outbound service lane||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Harker Street||Haines Street to Flemington Road||Haines Street to Flemington Road||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Haines Street||Curzon Street to Abbotsford Street||Westbound||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Abbotsford Street||Haines Street to Queensberry Street||Both||7.30am||1.00pm|
|Arden Street||Abbotsford Street to Dryburgh Street||Both||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Queensberry Street||Munster Terrace to Abbotsford Street||Eastbound||7.30am||12.30pm|
|Munster Terrace||Queensberry Street to Victoria Street||Northbound||7.30am||1.00pm|
|Anderson Street||Miller Street to Victoria Street||Northbound||7.30am||1.00pm|
|Miller Street||Stawell Street to Laurens Street||Both||7.30am||1.00pm|
|Railway Place||Dryburgh Street to Rosslyn Street||Both||7.30am||1.00pm|
|Rosslyn Street||Adderley Street to Railway Place||Eastbound||7.30am||1.00pm|
|Adderley Street||Rosslyn Street to La Trobe Street||Both||7.30am||1.00pm|
Tip: Please do not park anywhere on the course.
Check with individual car park operators for Sunday operating hours.
The Event recommends parking in the CBD or South Wharf as many Docklands car parks will be impacted by the event road closures, limiting traffic flow throughout the Docklands Precinct.
Please study the Road closure table and map carefully to see which roads will be closed and how best to access your chosen parking destination. Plan your route 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 down William St, Queen St, Elizabeth St, Russell and Exhibition Streets St.
From the South
Vehicles will be able to access the CBD unimpeded from the South via King’s Way or Punt Road, Queensbridge Street or Batman Avenue.
From the East
Vehicles will be able to access the CBD unimpeded from the East. The Domain Tunnel will remain open for this year’s event, however, entrants are advised to exit the Freeway prior to Montague St.
From the West
The West Gate Freeway will be open all day in the eastbound direction.