Road Bridge & River Closures

The following road, bridge and river closures will be in place for Sunsuper Riverfire on Saturday 24 September 2016.


Captain Cook Bridge: 
open all times

Goodwill Bridge:  5pm - 8pm 
Closed, no access.

Story Bridge: 6.30pm - 8pm 
Closed to all traffic (including pedestrians).
Eastern footpath closed from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Western (city side) footpath closed from 9pm Thursday 22 September to 8.30pm Saturday 24 September.

Victoria Bridge: 4pm - 11pm 
Traffic lanes closed at 4pm and reopened for pedestrians from 5pm - 9.30pm.
Western footpath (Museum side) closed to pedestrians from 5.30pm - 11pm.
Eastern footpath (South Bank side) remains open at all times.

VB Monument Closed 10am – 10pm

Busway remains operational at all times.

Go Between and Kurilpa Bridges: open all times.

The Go Between Bridge, Clem 7, Legacy Way and Airportlink Tunnel toll operate as normal. 


Brisbane River: 5pm - 8.45pm 
Closed to all traffic between Mowbray Park, East Brisbane and Go Between Bridge (enforcement agency vessels excepted).

CityCats services will cease operations from 6.45pm - 7.45pm.

The Holman Street, Eagle Street and Thornton Street and CityHopper services will cease operations from 6.45pm - 8.15pm.

The QUT CityCat terminal will close at 4pm and will remain closed until resumption of normal services on Sun 25 Sept.

Due to the popularity of the CityCat, CityHopper and cross river CityFerry services it is recommended patrons travel early to avoid delays and disappointment.



Adelaide Street: 4pm - 11pm
Closed between George Street and North Quay to south bound traffic (Translink buses excepted).

George Street: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Closed to all traffic between Elizabeth Street and Burnett Lane.

North Quay: 4pm - 11pm
Closed between Ann and Queen Streets with general traffic diverted into Turbot Street or onto the Riverside Expressway at Ann Street (Mecure Hotel guests accepted).   North Quay bus services which usually access Elizabeth Street will be diverted via Adelaide, Edward and Elizabeth Streets from 4pm - 8.30pm. Call Translink on 13 12 30 for temporary bus stop locations.

Queens Wharf Road: 4pm - 11pm
Closed between William Street and the turnaround behind the Commissariat Stores.

William Street: 4pm - 11pm
Closed to all traffic between Queen and Elizabeth Streets (Translink buses accepted 8:30pm - 11pm).

Fortitude Valley

Story Bridge:  6.30pm - 8pm
Closed no access from Ann, Boundary, Brunswick, Harrison, Ivory, Martin or Gipps Streets.

Bowen Terrace: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Closed between the Story Bridge and Bowen Street to improve safety at the popular Wilson’s Lookout.

Local streets linking Brunswick Street to Bowen Terrace: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Closed with access open to local residents only.

Kangaroo Point

Ellis Street: 4pm - 9.30pm
Remains open. Right turn only from Ellis into Leopard Street.

Local streets linking River Terrace to Main Street: 4pm - 9.30pm
Closed with access open to local residents only.

Mark Lane: 4pm - 9.30pm
Left turn only from Mark Lane into Leopard Street.

Pedestrian stairs at Kangaroo Point Cliffs Lookout: 7pm - 7.30pm
Pedestrian stairs adjacent to the Lookout and Cliffs Café linking Lower River Terrace/Service Road and River Terrace are closed.

River Terrace and Leopard Street: 4pm - 9.30pm
River Terrace at Main Street and Leopard Street at Vulture Street closed.

River Terrace: all day 
No parking any time and tow away enforced on both sides.

Service Road below the Kangaroo Point Cliffs at Captain Cook Bridge: all day
Closed all day.

Story Bridge Precinct

Story Bridge closed 6.30pm - 8pm no access from Main Street or Shafston Avenue.

Anderson Street: 7.15pm - 8.30pm
No vehicular exit onto Holman Street.

Holman Street: all day
No standing any time - tow away zone (access permitted for residents upon proof of residency and Brisbane Jazz Club accredited vehicles).

Main Street (bridge side): all day 
No standing anytime - tow away area between Baildon and Mackenzie Streets.

A two minute drop off zone will be established between Mackenzie and Wicklow Streets.

No standing any time - tow away area between Wicklow and Holman Streets.


Main Street (city side): all day 
A two minute drop off zone will be established between Mackenzie and Wicklow Streets.

No standing any time - tow away area between Wicklow and Holman Streets.

Vehicles travelling down Main Street permitted to U-turn at the intersection of Holman and Main Streets.

South Brisbane

Colchester Street: 6am - 10pm
Closed between Ernest and Vulture Streets.

Cultural Centre Tunnel: 7am - 11pm
Closed between Melbourne Street and the QPAC car park entrance.**

**The Stanley Street Loop at the Cultural Forecourt is closed all day (the road that curves from Melbourne Street to the car parks) however, the Cultural Centre Tunnel is accessible via Stanley Place (GOMA) and is OPEN for entry and exit at all times. Caution: a height restriction of 2.3m applies.

Ernest Street: 4pm - 9.30pm
Closed between Merivale and Grey Streets. Access permitted for patrons entering South Bank Cineplex and Thiess building until 6.45pm and no exit until 9.30pm (Translink buses excepted).

Closed between Cordelia and Merivale Streets inbound only.

Grey Street: all day
No standing any time - tow away area between Vulture and Melbourne Streets (Translink buses excepted).

Grey Street: 4pm - 11pm
Closed between Peel and Melbourne Streets (Translink buses excepted)

Closed to all traffic between Melbourne and Tribune Streets.

Closed to inbound traffic between Tribune and Vulture Streets, open for vehicles exiting South Bank car park via Tribune Street exit with a left turn only onto Grey St.

Hope Street: all day
No parking between Peel Street and Fish Lane.

Closed at intersection of Fish Lane, no entry from 4pm - 11pm (Translink buses excepted).

Little Stanley Street: Midnight Thursday 22 Sept - 3pm Sunday 25 Sept
Closed between Glenelg (South Bank car park entrance) and Tribune Streets from midnight Thursday 22 Sept to 3pm Sunday 25 Sept.

Melbourne Street: 4pm -11pm
Closed between Merivale Street and Victoria Bridge.

Merivale Street: 4pm - 11pm
No left turn into Melbourne Street.

Stanley Place: 4pm - 11pm
No left turn from Stanley Place (GoMA) into Grey Street.

Tribune Street: 6.45pm - 9.30pm
Closed between Colchester and Grey Streets.

Vulture Street: 4pm - 11pm

No left turns into Leopard Street from 4pm - 9.30pm.

No turns from Vulture Street into Grey Street from 4pm - 11pm (Translink buses excepted).
Vulture Street is closed for eastbound traffic at the Gladstone Road intersection from 7.15pm - 9.30pm.

William Jolly Bridge: 4pm – 11pm

No access from William Jolly Bridge into Grey St from 4pm – 11pm (Translink buses accepted). Left turn into Stanley Place and right turn into Peel St only.


Click here to see a map of road closures.



The New Farm Riverwalk closes from 6.30pm - 8pm between Boundary Street and Merthyr Road.


QPAC, Queensland Museum and GOMA car parks - from 7am, entry and exit only via Stanley Place. Caution: a height restriction of 2.3m applies.

BCEC car park - after 4pm, entry and exit only via Merivale Street.

Rydges and Mantra Hotels - between 4pm - 6.45pm, NO ACCESS to Grey Street, access only via Merivale or Cordelia Street to Glenelg Street. NO ACCESS from 6.45pm until 9.30pm.

South Bank Cinemas and Thiess Building - between 4pm - 6.45pm, NO ACCESS to Grey Street, access only via Merivale and Ernest Streets. NO ACCESS from 6.45pm until 9:30pm.

199 Grey Street and Galleria Apartments - between 4pm - 6.45pm, NO ACCESS to Grey Street, access only via Merivale and Tribune Streets. NO ACCESS from 6.45pm until 9.30pm.

South Bank car park - Glenelg Street, entry until 6.45pm and after 9.30pm, Vehicles may exit the car park via Glenelg Street at all times. Tribune Street entry until 4pm. After 4pm Tribune Street will remain open for exiting vehicles only.

King George Square and Wickham Terrace car parks - special $5 parking for Sunsuper Riverfire, entry from 7am and exit before midnight.


Mt Gravatt Lookout: from 3pm - 9pm
Closed to all traffic at Shire Road and Tenby Street (The LoveWell Project café staff will be granted access).

Mt Coot-tha Lookout: from 4.30pm - 9pm
All traffic to the Mt Coot-tha Summit must travel counter clockwise along Sir Samuel Griffith Drive under police supervision from 4.30pm.


In the interest of public safety and in accordance with the Queensland Fireworks Code, the Brisbane River will be closed between Mowbray Park, East Brisbane and Go Between Bridge, Milton from 5pm until 8.45pm.

Two dedicated spectator mooring zones will be established in the Town Reach of the Brisbane River for 100 private recreational vessels who obtained Entry Permit Flags on Wed 17 Aug.   Only those vessels with the Entry Permit Flags are permitted to anchor in these mooring zones. For more information on Aquatic flags please see our FAQs page.

This information is correct, as of 8 September 2016, and is subject to change.


Visit Translink for changes to public transport for Sunsuper Riverfire.


Tune into 104.5 Triple M for the latest traffic, road, parking and river condition updates on the day.



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