There's plenty going on in Melbourne on Australia Day and it is recommended that you leave the car at home and make the most of trains, trams and buses to get into the city and to get around between events.
The best way to get to Australia Day celebrations is via public transport. Trains, buses and trams will operate between 5am and midnight on Saturday 26 January and from 8am to midnight on Monday 28 January.
For details call PTV 1800 800 007 or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au
Note: Trams and buses will be diverted in Swanston, Bourke and Collins Streets for the Peoples March on Saturday 26 January between 8:30am - 12:45pm.
V-Line trains run regularly on Australia Day and are a great way to get into Victoria’s regional cities and towns. Check V-Line for more information and to plan your journey.
Some sections of Melbourne’s central business district are closed for short periods of time on Australia Day for the People’s March to proceed down Swanston Street into the Alexandra Gardens - for details. Details of the 2013 road closures will be available soon. For details of the 2013 closures click Australia Day Road Closures.
While Australia Day events are designed to be fun, free, and available to everyone, The Australia Day Committee (Victoria) cannot take responsibility for providing accessibility for all venues and locations where Australia Day events are held. Please see the current events for more information about their accessibility.