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

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  

Collins Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Collins Street between Campbell Street and Sun Street will be closed to eastbound traffic from 7 am Saturday 13 January 2018 to 6 pm Thursday 29 August 2019 for the purpose of facilitating building construction works.

King Street, Sandy Bay

Pursuant to Section 25(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that King Street between Regent Street and Grosvenor Street will be closed to traffic from 7 am to 5 pm daily on Saturdays and Sundays only from 7 April 2018 to 22 April 2018 for the purpose of conducting road reconstruction works.

Augusta Road and Greenway Avenue Intersection, Lenah Valley

Pursuant to Section 25(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that the Intersection of Augusta Road and Greenway Avenue will be closed to traffic from Monday 2 April to Sunday 22 April 2018 for the purpose of conducting the Lenah Valley retail precinct upgrade.

Nelson Road, Mount Nelson

Pursuant to Section 25(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Nelson Road between properties 129 and 142 will be closed daily to traffic from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm from Saturday 14 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 for the purpose of conducting road overlay and drainage infrastructure works.

Campbell Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Campbell Street between Liverpool Street and Collins Street will be closed to traffic from 4 am on Saturday 14 April to 6 pm Sunday 29 April 2018 for the purpose of conducting the installation of electricity mains infrastructure at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles, buses and bicycles past the worksite.

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Campbell Street between Liverpool Street and Collins Street will be closed to traffic from 7 pm on Friday 4 May to 6 pm Sunday 6 May 2018 for the purpose of lifting a hyperbaric chamber into the Royal Hobart Hospital development.

Derwentwater Avenue, Sandy Bay

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Derwentwater Avenue between Sandy Bay Road and Ilfracombe Crescent will be closed to traffic from 7 am to 5 pm on Tuesday 24 April 2018 for the purpose of conducting concrete panel installation with a crane.

Victoria Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(c) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Victoria Street between Harrington Street and Victoria Street (dead end) will be closed to traffic from 10.30 am to 4 pm on Sunday 29 April 2018 for the purpose of conducting Unions Tasmania's May Day Parade.

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 during 2018.

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 here: Salamanca Market website

 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.