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

Cleary's Gates Road between Brooker Avenue and Upper Domain Road, Queens Domain

Pursuant to Section 25(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Cleary's Gates Road between Brooker Avenue and Upper Domain Road will be closed to traffic from Monday 23 May 2022 to Monday 4 July 2022 for the purpose of conducting road works.

Sullivans Cove, Hobart – Dark Mofo Winter Feast

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

Castray Esplanade (from Montpelier Retreat to the Silos Link Road) will be closed to traffic from:

  • 6 am on Friday 10 June 2022 to 6 am on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

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

  • 6 pm to 1 am on the evening of Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June 2022
  • 3 pm to 1 am on the afternoon and evenings of both Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2022.

Murray Street (from Davey Street to Morrison Street) will be closed to through traffic (local access vehicles and public transport providers will retain access) from:

  • 6 pm to 1 am on the evening of Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June 2022
  • 3 pm to 1 am on the afternoon and evenings of both Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2022.

These closures are for the purpose of conducting the Dark Mofo Winter Feast event.

William Cooper Drive between Giblin Street and Tabart Street, New Town

Pursuant to Section 25(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that William Cooper Drive between Giblin Street and Tabart Street will be closed to traffic from from 7 am to 4 pm on weekdays from Monday 14 June 2022 to Friday 15 July 2022 for the purpose of conducting road works.

Liverpool Street between Barrack Street and Molle Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Liverpool Street between Barrack Street and Molle Street will be closed to traffic from 5 am to 12 pm on Saturday 16 July 2022 for the purpose of conducting crane works.

Morrison Street between Elizabeth Street and Davey Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Morrison Street between Elizabeth Street and Davey Street will be closed to traffic from 6 am to 6 pm on Sunday 28 August 2022 for the Australian Antarctic Festival.

Patrick Street between Elizabeth Street and Murray Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(b) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Patrick Street between Elizabeth Street and Murray Street will be closed to vehicles travelling westbound from 29 June 2021 to approximately 1 May 2023 for the purpose of facilitating construction works at 62 Patrick Street.

Bathurst Street (between Murray and Elizabeth streets) 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.