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.

Elizabeth Street between Elphinstone Road and Swan Street, North Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(b) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Elizabeth Street between Elphinstone Road and Swan Street will be closed to traffic from 11 pm to 5 am each night from Monday 27 September 2021 to Sunday 31 October 2021 for the purpose of conducting underground electrical infrastructure works for TasNetworks.

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 here: Salamanca Market website


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