g20_bannerHere’s a media release we just received from the Prime Minister’s Department, with the latest advice for local residents.

The G20 Leaders’ Summit on the weekend of 15-16 November will put the global spotlight on Brisbane, allowing the city to show the world why it is a great place to visit, study, invest and do business.

With up to 7,000 delegates and media expected to attend, the event will be the most significant gathering of world leaders Australia has ever hosted.

To support an event of this scale changes to traffic and transport arrangements in Brisbane are necessary between 10 and 17 November, with the biggest changes on 14-16 November (Friday 14 November is a public holiday for people who work in the Brisbane local government area.)

The main G20 meeting will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Most people in Brisbane will be able to go about their regular activities during the week of the summit, but there will be changes to traffic and transport for people living, working or travelling in the central business district, South Brisbane and routes to and from Brisbane International Airport.

Changes during that week include the progressive closure of some roads, lanes and paths, altered parking arrangements and different routes and schedules for public transport.

Due to these changes, people travelling in Brisbane during the week of the summit are encouraged to:

  • plan ahead;
  • leave extra time for journeys;
  • consider their need to travel through affected areas;
  • avoid using private vehicles in those areas if possible.

People travelling in South Brisbane should be aware of some specific local changes:

  • From 10 – 16 November, trains will not stop at South Brisbane station. Passengers seeking access to South Brisbane will need to use South Bank station.
  • From 7pm on Thursday 13 November until 05:00am 17 November, busway stations between Woolloongabba and RCH Herston will be closed.
  • Over the Summit long weekend, buses will be diverted to transport hubs on the city outskirts, where passengers can transfer to trains or shuttles that will travel to limited CBD locations.
  • Please refer to the TransLink website for up to date information on changes to public transport. Some roads and lanes will be progressively closed from 10-17 November
  • Parking will not be permitted on parts of some roads, including Grey Street, Merivale Street and Hope Street.

The Brisbane Showgrounds is also being used for G20 activities and changes to roads and parking will be in place to O’Connell Terrace, Wren Street and Waldon Lane, and changes to on street parking.

The intention is for all transport arrangements to return to normal by the morning peak on Monday, 17 November.

For more information, visit:

  • G20 (G20.org) for changes to traffic and transport;
  • Translink (translink.com.au) for public transport information;
  • 131940 (131490.qld.gov.au) for traffic information; and
  • Queensland Police Service (police.qld.gov.au) for information on road closures.