Ditch the car and catch a ride to Riverfire

RACQ has urged revellers headed to Riverfire to avoid the hassle of road closures and limited parking by leaving the car at home and catching public transport.

Media Release

With tens of thousands of people expected to flock to the banks of the Brisbane River for the fireworks display, RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie reminded motorists about numerous road closures and limited parking spaces available.

“If you decide to drive, plan ahead with several bridges and streets across South Brisbane, Brisbane City, Fortitude Valley and the Story Bridge precinct will be shut from Saturday afternoon,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Every year we see drivers try to secure a park early, but end up copping a fine, unaware of the two-hour restrictions in effect within the Brisbane Central Traffic Area on Saturday between 7am-12pm, with the only signs at the entries to the suburbs.

“Traffic inspectors are always out on Riverfire night so don’t risk the fine by overstaying your spot or your car towed away at the end of the night.”

Ms Ritchie said public transport was the best way to get to Riverfire, with additional bus, train and ferry services across the network from 4pm.

“CityCat and ferry services will not run during the fireworks so you will need to arrive early. Be mindful the QUT CityCat terminal will close at 4pm and remain shut until the following day,” she said.

“There’ll be free travel on buses and trains between 7.30pm and 9.30pm from selected stations around the event following the fireworks display.

“If public transport isn’t convenient, you can also consider using a rideshare or taxi service with your friends.”

For up to date information on road closures and conditions visit the RACQ Road Conditions website.