• SYDNEY CBD, CIRCULAR QUAY, THE ROCKS
  • various roads north of Hunter St
Australia Day in the Sydney CBD - Saturday 26 January
 
Sat 26 Jan 2019 - Sat 26 Jan 2019
 
Public Transport:
Plenty of extra services will run, plan your trip at transportnsw.info.
 
Advice:
Use public transport
Check signage

Key roads around Circular Quay and The Rocks will close from the morning and in the evening to cater thousands of people attending various Australia Day events in the city and around the harbour. Roads will also close in Milsons Point for events in Bradfield Park.

Key road closures Sydney CBD:

From 4am to midnight: George St from Essex St to Hickson Rd and sections of Alfred St and Pitt St. George St between Hickson Rd and Lower Fort St will close from 4am and remain closed until 10pm Sunday 27 January for the regular Rocks Markets trading.

From 7am to 10am: Hickson Rd from Napoleon St to Towns Place and a section of Towns Place.

From 7am to 11am: Hickson Rd from Towns Place to Pottinger St.

From 7am to midnight: Hickson Rd from George St to Pottinger St.

From 3pm to midnight: roads north of Bridge St between Macquarie St including sections of Pitt St, Loftus St, Young St and Phillip St.

From 7.30pm to 10.30pm: Lane 4 on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Cahill Expressway lanes 7 and 8 and the Circular Quay Overpass will close. On-ramps to the Harbour Bridge at High St and Mount St in North Sydney and the Grosvenor St  on and off-ramps in the city will also be closed.

3 lanes northbound and 2 lanes southbound remain open on the Harbour Bridge deck. The speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h between 8pm and 9.30pm.

From 8.30pm to 10.30pm: Macquarie St north of Bent St and roads north of Hunter St including Bridge St, Grosvenor St, Bent St, Pitt St and Phillip St will close. 

Sections of Pitt St, Margaret St, Hunter St, Bond St and George St may close between 3pm and 8.30pm subject to NSW Police discretion dependent on crowd size.

Special event clearway street parking restrictions will be in effect on roads around Circular Quay and The Rocks from 3am with additional clearways in place from 1pm on most major roads in the Sydney CBD until midnight.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, even for local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies


Travel Arrangements
Road Closures

CIRCULAR QUAY / THE ROCKS

FROM 4AM TO MIDNIGHT 

  • Alfred Street between George Street and Pitt Street
  • Argyle Street between George Street and Circular Quay West
  • Blue Anchor Lane between George Street and Rugby Place
  • Circular Quay West from Argyle Street
  • Essex Street between Harrington Street and George Street (eastbound)
  • George Street between Essex Street and Hickson Road
  • Mill Lane between George Street and Kendall Lane
  • Pitt Street between Alfred Street and Reiby Place

FROM 4AM SAT 26 JAN TO 10PM SUN 27 JAN

  • George Street between Lower Fort Street and Hickson Road (closed for Rocks Markets)

BARANGAROO / MILLERS POINT

FROM 7AM TO 10AM

  • Hickson Road between Napoleon Street and Towns Place
  • Towns Place between Dalgety Road and Hickson Road

FROM 7AM TO 11AM

  • Hickson Road* between Towns Place and Pottinger Street

Notes: *Pottinger Street access via Windmill Street

THE ROCKS

FROM 7AM TO MIDNIGHT

  • Elevated Road to OPT from Hickson Road
  • Hickson Road between George Street and Pottinger Street

SYDNEY CBD / CIRCULAR QUAY / THE ROCKS

FROM 3PM TO MIDNIGHT

  • Albert Street between Macquarie Street and Phillip Street
  • Alfred Street between Phillip Street and Pitt Street
  • Bulletin Place from Pitt Street
  • Custom House Lane between Loftus Street and Young Street
  • Dalley Street between Pitt Street and George Street
  • East Circular Quay access road from Alfred Street
  • Loftus Lane between Loftus Street and Young Street
  • Loftus Street between Bridge Street and Alfred Street
  • Phillip Street between Bridge Street and Alfred Street
  • Reiby Place between Loftus Street and Pitt Street
  • Rugby Place from Pitt Street
  • Pitt Street between Alfred Street and Bridge Street
  • Underwood Street between Pitt Street and Dalley Street
  • Young Street between Bridge Street and Alfred Street
  • Bond Street* after 31 Bond Street Carpark and George Street
  • Curtin Place* from Pitt Street
  • De Mestre Place* from George Street
  • Essex Street* between George Street and Harrington Street (westbound)
  • George Street* between De Mestre Place and Bridge Street
  • George Street* between Bridge Street and Essex Street
  • Hamilton Street* between Curtin Place and Hunter Street 
  • Hunter Street* between George Street and Pitt Street 
  • Margaret Street* between York Street and George Street (eastbound)
  • Margaret Street* between George Street and Carrington Street (westbound)

Notes: * roads will close at various times between 3pm and 8.30pm subject to NSW Police discretion dependant on the size of the crowds arriving into the city during this time

SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE AND CAHILL EXPRESSWAY

FROM 7.30PM TO 10.30PM

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge lane 4 Bradfield Highway 
  • Cahill Expressway Sydney Harbour Bridge lanes 7 and lane 8
  • Cahill Expressway Circular Quay Overpass
  • Conservatorium Road on-ramp and off-ramp
  • Grosvenor Street off-ramp between Bradfield Highway and Grosvenor Street
  • Grosvenor Street between Lang Street and York Street
  • High Street on-ramp to Cahill Expressway
  • Mount Street on-ramp to Cahill Expressway
  • Domain Tunnel off-ramp to the Cahill Expressway  

SYDNEY CBD

FROM 8.30PM TO 10.30PM

  • Abercrombie Lane between Pitt Street and Tank Stream Way
  • Bent Street between Loftus Street and Gresham Street  
  • Bridge Lane between Bridge Street and Tank Stream Way
  • Bridge Street between Macquarie Street and George Street 
  • Bond Street between Pitt Street and George Street
  • Conservatorium Road between Macquarie Street and Cahill Expressway
  • Curtin Place from Pitt Street
  • De Mestre Place from George Street
  • Essex Street between George Street and Harrington Street (westbound)
  • George Street between De Mestre Place and Essex Street
  • Gresham Street between Bent Street and Bridge Street
  • Grosvenor Street between Lang Street and George Street
  • Hamilton Street between Curtin Place and Hunter Street 
  • Hunter Street between George Street and Pitt Street 
  • Loftus Street between Bridge Street and Bent Street
  • Macquarie Street between Bent Street and Sydney Opera House roundabout
  • Margaret Street between York Street and George Street (eastbound)
  • Margaret Street between George Street and Carrington Street (westbound)
  • Phillip Street between Bridge Street and Bent Street
  • Pitt Street between Bridge Street and Hunter Street
  • Spring Street between Gresham Street and Pitt Street
  • Tank Stream Way between Abercrombie Lane and Bridge Street
  • Young Street between Bridge Street and Farrer Place

WALKWAY CLOSURES

FROM 4PM TO 9.30PM

  • Cahill Walk on the Cahill Expressway Circular Quay Overpass between The Royal Botanic Garden and The Rocks

HEAVY AND OVERSIZE VEHICLE DETOUR

FROM 7.30PM TO 10.30PM

Due to the closure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge lanes 4, 7, and 8, and the Cahill Expressway Circular Quay overpass, heavy and oversize vehicles travelling south will exit via York Street or the Western Distributor. Access to the Eastern Distributor and City East is via Bent Street and Shakespeare Place.

Special Event Clearways

Special event clearways are strict no-parking zones, even for local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. If your vehicle is towed called 132 701 to find its new location. Clearways are in place on both sides unless stated otherwise. 

BARANGAROO / DAWES POINT / MILLERS POINT

FROM 3AM TO 10AM

  • Hickson Road1between Napoleon Street and Towns Place
  • Towns Place between Dalgety Road and Hickson Road

Notes: 1 refers to all on-street parking in this location  

DAWES POINT / MILLERS POINT -  FROM 3AM TO 11AM

  • Hickson Road between Towns Place and Pottinger Street  

SYDNEY CBD - FROM 3AM TO 11AM

  •  Clarence Street between Druitt Street and Market Street (Authorised route buses excepted - eastern side)  

DAWES POINT / THE ROCKS - FROM 3AM TO MIDNIGHT

  • Argyle Street between George Street and Circular Quay West
  • Argyle Street between Harrington Street and Cumberland Street overpass (Argyle Cut) Southern side
  • Blue Anchor Lane From George Street
  • Circular Quay West From Argyle Street
  • Essex Street between Harrington Street and George Street 
  • George Street between Alfred Street and Hickson Road 
  • George Street between Lower Fort Street and Hickson Road
  • Harrington Street between Argyle Street and Mission Stairs (Police Vehicles excepted - eastern side)
  • Harrington Street between 55 Harrington Street and Argyle Street Western side
  • Hickson Road1between Pottinger Street and George Street

Notes: 1 refers to all on-street parking including kerbside, median, and the carpark opposite Pier One   Above: George St SEC depends on location of light rail compound on George St between Alfred St and Essex St. If no compound occupying a kerbside lane then SEC signs may be required both sides of the road. Check road on camera / take site visit and discuss with SCO closer to event date    

SYDNEY CBD

FROM 6AM TO 6PM

  • Bathurst Street between Sussex Street and Taxi Zone west of George Street Northern side  

FROM 9AM TO MIDNIGHT

  • Macquarie Street between Albert St and Sydney Opera House Roundabout Car Park Entry (Vintage Buses Excepted 9am to 5pm – both sides)
  • Macquarie Street between Sydney Opera House roundabout and carpark exit (Taxis Excepted – taxi zone) (Vintage Buses Excepted 9am to 5pm - eastern side)  

SYDNEY CBD / THE ROCKS

FROM 1PM TO MIDNIGHT

  • Abercrombie Lane between Bridge Street and Pitt Street
  • Albert Street between Macquarie Street and Phillip Street
  • Alfred Street between Phillip Street and Young Street
  • Bent Street between Gresham Street and Macquarie Street
  • Bligh Street between Bent Street and Hunter Street (Authorised route buses excepted)
  • Bond Street from Pitt Street and George Street
  • Bridge Lane between Abercrombie Lane and Bridge Street  
  • Bridge Street between George Street and Macquarie Street
  • Carrington Street between Wynyard Street and Margaret Street (Authorised route buses excepted - eastern side)
  • Castlereagh Street between Hunter Street and Martin Place (Authorised route buses excepted)
  • Castlereagh Street between Martin Place and King Street
  • Clarence Street between King Street and Margaret Street (Authorised route buses excepted)
  • Conservatorium Road from Macquarie Street to Government House Gates
  • Curtin Place from Pitt Street and George St
  • Customs House Lane between Loftus Street and Young Street
  • Dalley Street between George Street and Pitt Street
  • East Circular Quay access road from Alfred Street
  • Elizabeth Street between Hunter Street and Park Street
  • George Street between Grosvenor Street and Essex Street (western side)
  • Gresham Street between Bent Street and Bridge Street
  • Grosvenor Street between York Street and George Street
  • Hamilton Street between Curtin Place and Hunter Street 
  • Harrington Street between Essex Street and Grosvenor Street (Taxis excepted)
  • Hunter Street between George Street and Macquarie Street 
  • Jamison Street between Clarence Street and York Street Northern side
  • Loftus Lane between Loftus Street and Young Street
  • Loftus Street between Alfred Street and Bent Street
  • Macquarie Street between Bent Street and Albert Street (excludes sections with clearways from 9am to 12 midnight)
  • Margaret Street between York Street and George Street 
  • O’Connell Street between Bent Street and Hunter Street (Authorised route buses excepted)
  • Phillip Street between Alfred Street and Hunter Street
  • Pitt Street between Alfred Street and Hunter Street
  • Reiby Place between Loftus Street and Pitt Street
  • Rugby Place from Pitt Street
  • Spring Street between Gresham Street and Pitt Street
  • Tank Stream Way between Abercrombie Lane and Bridge Street
  • Underwood Street between Dalley Street and Pitt Street
  • York Street between Margaret Street and Erskine Street (Authorised route buses excepted)
  • Young Street between Alfred Street and Bridge Street
  • Young Street between Bridge Street and Farrer Place  

SYDNEY CBD FROM 6PM TO 11PM

  • Pitt Street between Hunter Street and King Street
  • King Street between Pitt Street and Elizabeth Street
  • Market Street between Elizabeth Street and George Street
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