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.

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

Special events that require a permit from Tasmania Police 

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 website.

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

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


Current road closures approved by the City of Hobart


Newdegate Street, West Hobart

Pursuant to Section 25(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Newdegate Street between Elizabeth Street and Andrew Street will be closed to traffic from 7.30am to 4.30pm on Monday 24 July to Friday 18 August 2017 excluding weekends and reopened at the end of each day for the purpose of installing a stormwater extension.

Murray Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(b) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Murray Street between Liverpool Street and Collins Street will be closed to traffic from 12am to 7am on Saturday 12 August 2017 for the purpose of conducting a concrete pour.

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 6am to 3pm every Sunday during 2017.

Salamanca Place, Hobart

Salamanca Place is closed to traffic each Saturday from 5.30am to 6pm under the Salamanca Market By-law for the Salamanca Market. More information can be found here: Salamanca Market

 For more information, or to apply for a road closure please telephone Angela Moore, Manager Traffic Engineering on (03) 6238 2804 during business hours. Alternatively, email: coh@hobartcity.com.au.