Road Closures

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.


Take advantage of the special parking offer from Wilson Parking

Pre-book your carparking at selected Wilson Parking venues for just $5
To ensure you can access the car parks without being impacted by road closures, the discounted rate applies to:
·         Grand Hyatt car park
·         Flinders Gate car park
·         11 Exhibition Street car park
To redeem the offer, you must book online prior to arriving at the car park entry.
To book:
select your preferred car park (from the 3 listed),
choose your entry and exit times
enter the promotional code RUN4KIDS
process your payment
The discounted rate will be available through for 6am Sunday 9th April, until 6am Monday 10th April, 2017.

Most roads on the course will be closed from 6am until about 1.30pm. Note: CityLink westbound (Domain Tunnel) will be closed from 9pm Saturday night.

Road Closures

Road Closure Map

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 5:00am 11:15am
Alexandra Ave Swan St Bridge to Anderson St Both Directions
(Restricted Access)
5:00am 11:15am
Swan St Bridge Alexandra Ave to Batman Ave Both Directions 5:00am 11:15am
Batman Ave Swan Street to Punt Road Outbound 5:00am 11:15am
Domain Tunnel to Swan Street Inbound



Domain Tunnel Monash Fwy to West Gate Fwy Westbound 10:00pm Saturday 12:00pm
West Gate Fwy Domain Tunnel (Monash Fwy) to Bolte Bridge Westbound 10:00pm Saturday 12:00pm
Power Street to Montague Street Westbound 6:30am 12:00pm
Bolte Bridge From West Gate Freeway Northbound 5:30am 12:00pm
Footscray Rd [1] Bolte Bridge to Pearl River Rd Westbound
(Restricted Access)
4:00am 12:30pm
Pearl River Rd Footscray Rd
to Waterfront City Prom
Both Directions
(Restricted Access)
6:00am 12:30pm
Docklands Dr [2] West of Pearl River Rd Both Directions
(Restricted Access)
7:30am 12:30pm
Harbour Esp Bourke St to Dudley St Northbound 6:30am 12:30pm
LaTrobe St to Bourke St Both Directions 6:30am 12:30pm
Bourke St Harbour Esp to Batmans Hill Dr Both Directions 6:30am 12:30pm
Batmans Hill Dr Bourke St to Collins St Both Directions
(Restricted Access)
6:30am 12:30pm
Waterview Walk Bourke St to Batmans Hill Dr Both Directions
(Restricted Access)
6:30am 12:30pm
Collins St Batmans Hill Dve to Spencer St Both Directions 6:30am 12:30pm
Spencer St Collins St to Flinders St Both Directions 6:30am 12:30pm
Clarendon St Flinders St to Whiteman St Southbound 6:30am 12:30pm
Flinders Street Wurundjeri Way to King Street Both Directions 6:30am 12:30pm
Queens Bridge St Power St to Flinders St Both Directions 6:30am 1:00pm
St Kilda Rd
(Service Road)
Princes Bridge to Linlithgow Ave Southbound 12:01am 1:30pm       Sunday
Linlithgow Ave St Kilda Rd to Alexandra Ave Both Directions 8:00am
5:00pm       Sunday
Government House Dr
to Linlithgow Ave
Both Directions 12:01am
8:00pm     Sunday
Southbank Blvd Moore St to City Rd Both Directions 6:00am 12:30pm
Power St City Rd to Sturt St Eastbound 6:00am 12:30pm
Kavanagh St Sturt St to Power St Both Directions 6:00am 12:30pm
Sturt St Alexandra Ave to Kavanagh St Southbound 6:00am 12:30pm

Domain Tunnel will be closed on the Saturday before the event for Maintenance, its closure will be managed by CityLink separately to this event.

[1]No access to Bolte Bridge / Citylink outbound from Footscray Road

[2] Limited Local Access across Pearl River Road before 9:00am and after 11:30am


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.