Traffic Updates & Notices

Traffic and weather event updates that are likely to impact patrons attending performances

Be prepared to ensure you don’t miss the start of your performance

QPAC is located in a vibrant part of the city, with many events occurring, particularly on the weekends. Busy crowds, traffic changes and Queensland Rail track work can sometimes cause travel delays, which may affect your arrival time at QPAC. To avoid missing the start of your performance, we strongly suggest you plan your transport and leave home early to avoid any delays and arrive in good time to enjoy your show. 

  • World Science Festival Brisbane 20-24 March

    From Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 March, Queensland Museum presents the World Science Festival Brisbane – a celebration of the intersection between science and art – around the Cultural Precinct and on the Cultural Forecourt in front of QPAC.

    As this event is very popular and expected to attract large numbers of visitors on the weekend of 23-24 March, please allow additional time for travel and parking if you coming to a performance at QPAC on these days. Or come early and enjoy the festivities.

    Find out more about the World Science Festival Brisbane worldsciencefestival.com.au


  • Tour de Brisbane – Sunday 14 April

    The inaugural Tour de Brisbane bike ride, raising funds for the Amy Gillett Foundation, will take place throughout Brisbane on Sunday 14 April. With the ride starting and finishing at South Bank, there will be multiple road closures in the precinct to keep the riders safe. If you are travelling to QPAC on 14 April, please note:

    There will be no entry to the Cultural Centre Car Parks (including Performing Arts car park) until 10am.

    Between 10am and 1:30pm, Cultural Centre car parks will only be accessible via the left hand turn at the southern end of William Jolly Bridge.

    If you plan to attend a performance commencing before 1:30pm, we recommend catching public transport. If you must drive, the car park at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be accessible via Merivale Street.

    If you are dropping off patrons attending performances before 1:30pm, please drop off at State Library of Queensland where patrons can proceed to QPAC via the Queensland Museum Whale Mall and Melbourne Street overpass.

    As many roads throughout Brisbane will be impacted by the Tour, please check your travel route against the road closure map on their website tourdebrisbane.org/roads and allow plenty of time to travel to QPAC as latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.


  • Queens Wharf Development – from Sunday 1 January 2017

    From 1 January 2017, Queen's Wharf Road (adjacent to the Brisbane River) will be permanently closed to traffic and a section of William Street (between Elizabeth Street and Margaret Street) will be closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the period of the Queen’s Wharf Integrated Resort Development's construction.

    Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will feature contemporary architecture alongside restored heritage buildings in an area that will include a mix of open public space and river front access; 50 new bars and restaurants; a publicly accessible Sky Deck; nightlife and family entertainment; local and international retail brands; as well as world-class five and six-star hotel brands.

    Changes have been made to bus services and scheduling so please visit TransLink, download the MyTransLink App or call 13 12 30 for information about current bus services. City train and access to ferry services will not be affected.

    For up to date information on road closures visit 131940.qld.gov.au


Keep updated via bom.gov.au/qld/warnings, qld.gov.au/alerts and qldtraffic.qld.gov.au for planning your safe travel to QPAC.

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