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. 

  • Buddha Birth Day Festival – 3-5 May

    Brisbane’s Buddha Birth Day Festival will take place in South Bank from Friday 3 May until Sunday 5 May 2019.

    This very popular festival will fill the area between South Bank Piazza and the Brisbane sign with lots of fun and inclusive activities. We anticipate the Cultural Centre car parks may fill up quickly so, if you are attending a performance at QPAC on these days, we recommend you allow additional travel and parking time to ensure you don’t miss the start of your show. Or plan to arrive early and enjoy the festivities. For more information, visit

  • Fish Lane Festival – Saturday 11 May

    Fish Lane, South Brisbane, will host a festival to celebrate many of the businesses in this popular precinct from noon until 10pm on Saturday 11 May. Please keep it in mind if you are travelling to QPAC on this day, as it may affect travel and parking on the day. For more information visit the festival’s Facebook page.

  • Mothers’ Day Fun Run – Sunday 12 May

    The Mother’s Day Classic fun run will take place at South Bank on Sunday 12 May. To give the runners plenty of space, Grey Street will be closed from Little Stanley Street to Peel Street between 5am and 10.30am. Please check the Mother’s Day Classic website for more details.

  • Brisbane Truck Show – 17-19 May

    The mighty Brisbane Truck Show returns to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 10am-6pm on 17-19 May. As this is always a very popular event, it may take longer than usual to find a car park. Please allow plenty of time to cover possible delays to ensure you don’t miss the start of your show as, in most cases, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in performance. Or plan to arrive early and enjoy a meal or drink at QPAC before your performance.

  • Million Paws Walk – Sunday 19 May

    RSPCA Queensland will host their annual Million Paws Walk at South Bank on Sunday 19 May between 10am and 1pm. To ensure access and safety of participants and guests, Russell Street will be closed until 3pm. Traffic management will be in place to allow access for patrons with mobility difficulties who wish to be dropped off outside the Playhouse. For more information about the Million Paws Walk, please visit the website.

  • Paniyiri Greek Festival – 18-19 May

    Get set to celebrate all things Greek when Brisbane’s much loved Paniyiri Festival returns to Musgrave Park, South Brisbane on the weekend of 18-19 May. If you are coming to QPAC over this weekend, please be aware that the festival generally attracts large crowds, so we recommend you allow additional time for travel and parking or consider public transport options. Visit the Paniyiri Festival website for more information.

  • 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


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