Road Bridge & River Closures

Sunsuper Riverfire Road, Bridge and River Closures

Road, bridge and river closures will be in place for Sunsuper Riverfire - Brisbane Festival apologise for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

On Saturday 28 September 2019, close to half a million people will converge on The City, South Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley precincts to watch the city sky light up as fireworks set to a music soundtrack broadcast on Triple M, erupt from many launch sites across the Town and South Brisbane Reaches of the Brisbane River.  Sunsuper Riverfire returns to mark the end of Brisbane Festival's 2019 program for another year. Sunsuper Riverfire unites the city like no other event, as hundreds of thousands of people gather along the banks of the Town and South Brisbane Reaches of the Brisbane River, to view one of Australia’s largest annual fireworks displays. 

Road closures map

Below is a map of road closures in effect during Sunsuper Riverfire 2019.

Road closures

Thursday 26 September

Story Bridge

  • The Story Bridge will have a Two-Lane Closure Citybound from 21:00 to 05:00 on Friday 27th September.

Friday 27 September

South Brisbane

  • Ernest Street from Grey Street to Little Stanley Street in South Brisbane will have Full Road Closure from 23:59 until 15:00 on Sunday 29th September.
  • Little Stanley Street from the South Bank Carpark and Tribune Street in South Brisbane will have Full Road Closure from 23:59 until 15:00 on Sunday 29th September. 

Saturday 28 September, Sunsuper Riverfire day,

Brisbane City

  • Adelaide Street from George Street to North Quay in Brisbane City will have a Southbound Lane Closure from 14:30 to 23:00.
  • North Quay from Ann Street to Queen Street in Brisbane City will have a Full Road Closure from 14:30 to 23:00.
  • Ann Street from George Street to North Quay in Brisbane City will have a Lane Closure from 14:30 to 23:00.
  • William Street from Elizabeth Street to Queen Street in Brisbane City will have a Full Road Closure from 14:30 to 23:00.
  • Victoria Bridge from William Street to Grey Street in Brisbane City will have a Full Road Closure from 14:30 to 23:00.
  • George Street from Elizabeth Street to Burnett Lane in Brisbane City will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Elizabeth Street off Ramps North and Southbound on the Riverside Expressway in Brisbane City will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 21:30.
  • Elizabeth Street from William Street and George Street in Brisbane City will have a Full Road Closure from 19:00 to 21:30.

Go Between Bridge

  • Tolling will be suspended from 4pm Saturday 28th September until 12:05am Sunday 29th September.

South Brisbane

  • Captain Cook Bridge will have a slow controlled vehicle movement from 19:00 to 19:30.
  • Stanley Street from Melbourne Street to QPAC Carpark in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 23:00.
  • Russell Street Between Grey Street and South Bank Parklands in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 07:00 to 23:00.
  • Melbourne Street from Grey Street to Victoria Bridge in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 14:15 to 23:00.
  • Melbourne Street from Hope Street to Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Lane Closure from 14:30 to 16:00.
  • Melbourne Street from Merivale Street to Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.Grey Street from Russell Street to Melbourne Street in South Brisbane will have a Turn Lane Closure from 14:30 to 16:00.
  • Merivale Street from Peel Street to Melbourne Street in South Brisbane will have a Lane Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Hope Street from Fish Lane to Melbourne Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Grey Street from Peel Street to Tribune Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Grey Street from Tribune Street to Vulture Street in South Brisbane will have an Inbound Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Fish Lane in South Brisbane will have No access to Grey Street from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Stanley Place from Cultural Centre Tunnel to Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Turn Lane Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Colchester Street from Ernest Street to Tribune Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Tribune Street between South Bank Carpark and Grey Street in South Brisbane will have an Inbound Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Tribune Street from Colchester to Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Vulture Street from Graham Street to Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Turn Lane Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Vulture Street at Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Slip Lane Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • Little Dock Street at Dock Street in South Brisbane will have Restricted Access from 16:00 to 17:00.
  • Little Dock Street at Dock Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 17:00 to 23:00.
  • Ernest Street at Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 23:00.
  • The Goodwill Bridge in South Brisbane will be Closed from 16:00 -20:00.
  • Glenelg Street from Merivale Street to Little Stanley Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 23:00.
  • Ernest Street from Merivale to Grey Street in South Brisbane will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 23:00.

Kangaroo Point

  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs Service Road from Captain Cook Bridge to end of service road at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 21:30.
  • Holman Street at Main Street in Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 22:30.
  • Lockerbie Street at River Terrace in Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 21:30.
  • Walmsley Street at River Terrace in Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 21:30.
  • Llewellyn Street at River Terrace in Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 21:30.
  • Bell Street at River Terrace in Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 21:30.
  • Paton Street at River Terrace in Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 06:00 to 21:30.
  • Vulture Street from Christie Street to Leopard Street at Kangaroo Point will have a Lane Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Leopard Street from Vulture Street to River Terrace at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • River Terrace from Leopard Street to Main Street at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Anglesey Street from Main Street to End of Street at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Lockerbie Street from Main Street to River Terrace at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Walmsley Street from Main Street to River Terrace at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Llewellyn Street from Main Street to River Terrace at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Bell Street from Main Street to River Terrace at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Paton Street from Main Street to River Terrace at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Main Street from Shafston Avenue Overpass to River Terrace at Kangaroo Point will have a Turn Lane Closure from 16:00 to 21:30.
  • Shaftson Avenue from O'Connell Street to Story Bridge at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:00.
  • Bradfield Highway from Main Street to Story Bridge at Kangaroo Point will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:00.
  • Anderson Street in Kangaroo Point will prohibit vehicle exit onto Holman Street from 19:15 to 20:30.

Story Bridge

  • The Story Bridge will be closed from 18:30 to 20:00.

Fortitude Valley

  • Harcourt Street at Bowen Terrace in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 07:00 to 20:30.
  • Kent Street at Bowen Terrace in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 07:00 to 20:30.
  • Ann Street from Brunswick Street to Gipps Street in Fortitude Valley will have a Lane Closure from 18:30 to 20:00.
  • Gipps Street from Wickham Street to Ann Street in Fortitude Valley will have a Lane Closure from 18:30 to 20:00.
  • Kemp Place from Gipps Street to Story Bridge in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:00.
  • Ivory Street at Harrison Lane in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:00.
  • Martin Street at Harrison Lane in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:00.
  • Bowen Terrace from Story Bridge to Bowen Street in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:30.
  • Malt Street at Bowen Terrace in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:30.
  • Bowen Street at Bowen Terrace in Fortitude Valley will have a Full Road Closure from 18:30 to 20:30.

Mount Gravatt

  • Shire Road at Tenby Street in Mount Gravatt will have a Full Road Closure from 15:00 to 21:00.

Mount Coot-Tha

  • Scenic Drive from Mt. Coot-tha Road to Sir Samuel Griffith Drive at Mount Coot-Tha will have a Full Road Closure from 16:30 to 21:30.
  • Mt. Coot-tha Road at Scenic Drive in Mount Coot-Tha will have a Turn Lane Closure from 16:30 to 21:30.
  • Sir Samuel Griffith Drive at Mt Coot-Tha Summit Restaurant in Mount Coot-Tha will have a Full Road Closure from 17:00 to 21:30.

New Farm

  • New Farm River Walk from Moray Street to Howard Smith Wharf in New Farm will be closed from 18:45 to 19:30.

Sunday 29 September

Story Bridge

  • The Story Bridge will have a Two-Lane Closure Citybound from 08:00 to 10:00.

Car park access in South Bank area

Saturday 28 September

QPAC, Queensland Museum and the State Library after 07:00

  • Patrons travelling over the William Jolly Bridge will only be able to access the car parks by turning left into Stanley Place. (note: height restriction of 2.3m applies).
  • Patrons travelling along Cordelia Street will only be able to access the car parks by travelling right into Montague Road and into Stanley Place (note: height restriction of 2.3m applies).
  • Patrons travelling inbound along Melbourne Street will only be able to access the car parks by travelling left into Cordelia Street, right into Montague Road and into Stanley Place (note: height restriction of 2.3m applies).
  • Patrons travelling over the Victoria Bridge until 2.30pm will only be able to access the car parks by travelling via Melbourne Street, Cordelia Street, right into Montague Road and into Stanley Place (note: height restriction of 2.3m applies).
  • Museum Carpark Exit onto Grey Street will be closed between 16:00 until 23:00
  • All vehicles exiting from the QPAC, Queensland Museum and State Library car parks must exit via Stanley Place.

South Bank Cinemas and Thiess Building

  • No vehicular access will be available to Ernest Street from 18:30 until approximately 21:30 or when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians.  
  • All staff, guests and cinema goers requiring Taxis must proceed to the BCEC taxi rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street.

199 Grey Street and Emporium Hotel

  • No vehicular access from Grey Street after 16:00.
  • Between 16:00 and 16:30 guests are able to access via Tribune Street only.
  • No vehicular access between 16:30 and 21:30 or until Grey Street is clear of pedestrians

Galleria Apartments

  • After 1600 no access from Grey Street. Galleria Apartment residents will be able to access the Galleria Apartment via the South Bank Car Park via Glenelg Street until 19:15
  • After 19:15 no access is available until approximately 21:30 or when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians.

Taxi ranks

Saturday 28 September

BCEC

  • The BCEC taxi rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street will operate as usual all day.

QPAC

  • The taxi ranks in Grey Street outside QPAC will be closed for pick-ups ALL DAY.  Taxis will however be permitted to deliver clients to the QPAC Rank until 4pm. Passengers requiring a Taxi must proceed to the BCEC taxi rank and signage will be erected at the QPAC Rank redirecting passengers to the BCEC Rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street.
  • Taxis will be able to set down in the Stanley Place (outside GOMA) or in the Street Tunnel near the Museum Car Park. (note: height restriction of 2.3m applies).

Other South Brisbane Precinct Ranks

  • The ranks in Gibbon Street approaching Stanley Street, Stanley Street between Hubert and Reid Streets, Annerley Road outside the Mater Hospital, Raymond Terrace approaching Stanley Street outside Mater Children’s and Raymond Terrace opposite Hancock Street will operate as per normal.
  • For further information about taxi ranks call Yellow Taxis on 13 19 24 or Black and White Taxis on 13 32 22. 

Translink services

Saturday 28 September

For details of Bus, Train and Ferry services and fares and to plan your journey please visit the TransLink website. 

River closures

Saturday 28 September

  • The Brisbane River will be closed on Saturday 28 September between Mowbray Park, East Brisbane and the Go Between Bridge, Milton from 5pm to 8:45pm to all traffic other than enforcement agencies’ vessels and those with approved Aquatic Entry Flags.
  • CityCat and CityFerry Services - Due to the popularity of the CityCat, it is recommended patrons travel early to avoid delays and disappointment
  • CityCat services will cease operations between 6:45pm and 7:45pm except for the QUT CityCat terminal which closes earlier at 4pm and remains closed until the resumption of normal services on Sunday 29 September.
  • The Holman Street – Eagle Street - Thornton Street and the Inner CityFerry services will cease operations between 6:45pm and 8:15pm.
  • All CityCat and CityFerry terminal in the Town and South Brisbane Reaches will close with no public access between 6:45pm and 7:45pm (CityCat) and between 6:45pm and 8:15pm (CityFerry).

SPECTATOR VESSELS ON THE BRISBANE RIVER DURING SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE 

Saturday 28 September

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 on Saturday 28 September 2019

Two (2) temporary spectator mooring zones will be established in the Town Reach of the Brisbane River for 100 private recreational vessels.

Recreational vessels wishing to enter this zone to attend Sunsuper Riverfire on Saturday 28 September 2019 must obtain an Aquatic Permit and Entry Flag to gain access.

Only those vessels with the Aquatic Permit Entry Flags are permitted to anchor in these temporary mooring zones. 

Only 100 vessels 18m metres or less in length will be permitted to access the temporary spectator mooring zones established in the Town Reach of the Brisbane River.

Applications for 2019 Aquatic Permit Entry Flags are now closed.

 

 

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