Traffic management

The City of Hobart’s Traffic Engineering Unit deals with the following areas: 

  • Traffic management on Council roads
  • Road safety on Council roads
  • Road closures for special events/special works on Council roads 

State Government responsibilities

The following roads are under the management and responsibility of State Government’s Department of State Growth.

Any enquiries about these roads should be directed to the Department of State Growth

  • Tasman Bridge and Tasman Highway
  • Domain Highway, between Tasman Highway and Brooker Avenue
  • Brooker Avenue, north of Burnett Street
  • Southern Outlet 

All other roads in the Hobart municipality are under the control of the City of Hobart. 

Traffic Management on Council Roads 

The City of Hobart is responsible for the design and construction of alterations to roads (other than those controlled by the Department of State Growth). 

To make suggestions about ways to improve the function of our road network for cars, trucks, bike riders, pedestrians, public transport and other road users please telephone 03 6238 2835 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Linemarking

Linemarking (other than yellow ‘No Stopping’ lines and lines associated with parking bays) on all Tasmanian roads is the responsibility of the Department of State Growth. Any issues relating to the need for new linemarking or the maintenance of existing linemarking should be either directed to the Department of State Growth website or, alternatively, it can be referred to us and we will pass the issue on to the Department of State Growth. 

If you have any questions about yellow ‘No Stopping’ linemarking or linemarking associated with parking bays, please telephone 03 6238 2791 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Traffic control signs (give way, stop, one way, keep left, etc.)

The approval of any alteration to traffic control signs on Tasmanian roads (other than signs associated with parking, street and place names) is the responsibility of the Department of State Growth. If you have a suggestion about changing an existing sign or requesting a new traffic control sign, please refer to the Department of State Growth website

The City of Hobart can replace existing signs that have been damaged or are missing. If you know of an existing sign that is damaged or missing please telephone 03 6238 2813 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au

On-street parking zones

To suggest changes to on-street parking zones or signs, or if you know of an existing sign that is damaged or missing, please telephone 03 6238 2813 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Street name signs

To enquire about street names, or if you know of an existing sign that is damaged or missing, please telephone 03 6238 2813 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Road humps

Road humps reduce vehicle speeds on local roads. They can also reduce on-street parking, increase vehicle noise (through heavy braking and accelerating) and increase reaction times for emergency vehicles. 

We have a set of guidelines for the investigation of public requests for road humps. If you are interested in having road humps installed on your street, please telephone 03 6238 2835 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au.