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 apologises for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

On Saturday 29 September 2018, 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 18 launch sites across the Town and South Brisbane Reaches of the Brisbane River.  Sunsuper Riverfire returns to mark the end of Brisbane Festival 2018 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.  Residents celebrate in parks and backyards across South-East Queensland, as friends and family meet for their annual Sunsuper Riverfire gathering.

Further information on road, bridge and river closures will be released closer to the event.

SPECTATOR VESSELS ON THE BRISBANE RIVER DURING SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE 

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 for several hours on the night of Sunsuper Riverfire.

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

Recreational vessels wishing to attend Sunsuper Riverfire on Saturday 29 September 2018 must obtain an Aquatic Entry Permit Flag to gain access to the two temporary spectator mooring zones established in the Town Reach of the Brisbane River.

How to apply for an Aquatic Entry Permit Flag

To obtain your Aquatic Entry Permit Flag you must complete the registration form (which you can download from the Brisbane Festival website) and present it together with your Queensland Transport and Main Roads Vessel Registration Notice to the Sunsuper Riverfire Aquatic Flag outlet.

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.

When: Wednesday 8 August, between 8.15am – 9am only

Where: The Piazza, South Bank Parklands

Downloads

Aquatic Entry Permit Flag Registration Form

Aquatic Entry Permit Flag Information Sheet

Please note

  • It’s recommended you arrive early as queues start forming from sunrise
  • There are only 100 Aquatic Entry Permit Flags available and they will be issued on a first come first served basis
  • Only vessels 18 metres or less will be permitted access to the two temporary spectator mooring zones
  • You may collect only one Aquatic Entry Permit Flag
  • Aquatic Entry Permit Flags are free
  • Aquatic Entry Permit Flags will ONLY be available on Wednesday 8 August between 8.15am – 9am from the temporary Sunsuper Riverfire Aquatic Entry Permit Flag distribution outlet in the Piazza, South Bank Parklands. They can only be applied for in person, not via the website.
  • You must bring your Queensland Transport and Main Roads Vessel Registration Notice with you

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