Temporary road closures

The City of Hobart will close local roads for the purposes of conducting special events or to facilitate construction activities. However, closures cause inconvenience for road users, residents and traders. Closures for special events are only considered when the benefits for the community justify the closure.

All City of Hobart road closures are done under the authority of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982.

Please be aware that some road work and emergency activities do not require approval by the City of Hobart.

Other road closures

The following are events occurring on public streets that are typically managed by Tasmania Police:

  • motor vehicle race, cycling or athletic events
  • demonstrations or street processions
  • charitable collections.

Further information can be found on the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page.

Road closures may also be approved by the Department of State Growth. Further information can be found on the Transport Services website.

Emergencies

Road closures due to emergencies such as flooding are also managed by Tasmania Police, and updates can be found on the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page.

kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Information regarding the status of Pinnacle Road on kunanyi/Mount Wellington can be found on the Pinnacle Road status page.

Current and upcoming road closures

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that:

Castray Esplanade, from Gladstone Street to Silos Link Road, will be closed to traffic from: 

5 am on Wednesday 5 June to 5 pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024 

Morrison Street to Gladstone Street (from Murray Street to Salamanca Place), and Morrison Street (from Brooke Street to Murray Street for southbound traffic) will be closed to traffic from:

• 6 pm to 1 am on the evening of Thursday 13 June and Friday 14 June 2024;

• 3 pm to 1 am on the afternoon and evenings on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June 2024;

• 6 pm to 1 am on the evening of Thursday 20 June and Friday 21 June 2024;

• 3 pm to 1 am on the afternoon and evenings on Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2024;

Morrison Street (from Murray Street to Castray Esplanade) will be closed to through traffic from:

• 5 am to 3 pm on Salamanca Market Days, Saturday 8 June, Saturday 15 June, Saturday 22 June 2024

For the purpose of the 2024 Dark Mofo Winter Feast. 

52 Melville Street, between Elizabeth Street and Murray Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that 52 Melville Street, will be closed to traffic from 6 am to 12 pm on Sunday 9 June 2024 for the purposes of a grand opening.

Churchill Avenue between Lipscombe Avenue and Ascot Avenue, Sandy Bay

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that 331 Churchill Avenue, will be closed to traffic from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday 4 May, Saturday 18 May, Saturday 1 June and Saturday 15 June 2024 for crane works.

Brisbane Street between Elizabeth Street and Murray Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that the west bound lane of Brisbane Street between Elizabeth Street and Murray Street will be closed to traffic from Friday 15 December 2023 to Friday 28 November 2025 to facilitate building works at 80 Brisbane Street.

The road will be open to two-way traffic from Friday 20 December 2024 to Sunday 5 January 2025.

Quayle Street, Sandy Bay

Pursuant to Section 41 and 42 of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, the City of Hobart advise that the bridge structure across the Sandy Bay Rivulet adjacent to 4 Quayle Street has been temporarily closed to vehicular traffic in the interests of public safety, while consideration is given to practical means to repair or upgrade the structure.

Bathurst Street (between Murray Street and Elizabeth Street) and Criterion Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Bathurst Street (between Murray Street and Elizabeth Street) and Criterion Street will be closed to traffic for the purpose of conducting the Farm Gate Market from 6 am to 3 pm every Sunday.

Salamanca Place, Hobart

Salamanca Place is closed to traffic each Saturday from 5.30 am to 6 pm under the Salamanca Market By-law for the Salamanca Market.

More information can be found on the Salamanca Market website

For more information, or to apply for a road closure, please contact the City of Hobart on 03 6238 2711 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au.