Grand Prix parking and traffic

We work closely with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) to try and minimise the impacts of the Grand Prix on local residents and businesses. Information about parking and traffic management is published on this page in the period leading up to the event.

About the Grand Prix

The Grand Prix (GP) is a Victorian Government event run by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC). The 2024 GP will run from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March 2024. The Australian Grand Prix has been confirmed to be held in Albert Park until 2035.

2024 Parking Management Approach

In 2024, the City of Port Phillip, together with the AGPC will continue to implement a restricted parking zone for the local area. This will involve implementing temporary parking restrictions around Middle Park and Albert Park.

Council received considerable feedback from residents during the 2023 event regarding last year’s area being insufficient in size and this has resulted in a significant extension of the restricted parking zone for 2024.

We will monitor the success of this zone carefully throughout the event and make further improvements should they be required.

The area in which temporary parking restrictions will apply is highlighted in this map.

The following temporary parking restrictions will apply in the Local Parking Area during the four-day event period, from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March:

  • Existing 4P zones will be adjusted to 90 minute zones
  • Existing 2P or Permit zones which only operate Monday to Friday (or Monday to Saturday) will be adjusted to also include Saturday and Sunday
  • Existing Loading zones, clearways or Disabled parking bays will not be modified.

All properties within the Local Parking Area will receive two temporary parking permits in the mail to exempt them from temporary parking changes. 

Council’s parking enforcement officers will patrol and enforce all signposted parking restrictions. All vehicles must comply with signposted parking zones or display a valid parking permit to be exempt from time limit restrictions. Illegally parked vehicles will be subject to fines and towaways for obstructing access.

You can download and view a copy of the letter sent to residents and traders here (DOCX 343KB).

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