With only three days to go until the Opening Ceremony, Games organisers are warning people they will incur hefty fines if they park or travel in exclusive Games Lanes.
The best way to get to the Games is to take public transport. There is no parking at Games venues.
“Exclusive Games Lanes are important in ensuring athletes and team officials get to their events on time,” said Commonwealth Games Traffic and Transport spokesperson Lynne Haultain.
A single Games Lane runs each way from the Athletes’ Village at Parkville to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre and from the Athletes' Village to the MCG.
“The lanes are clearly visible. You can’t miss them. They are outlined with a blue line and have large letters ‘GL’ painted on the road surface. There are also signs on the side of the roads telling motorists where the lanes are, and we have been telling people about them for some time now.”
From today, motorists and cyclists who travel along a Games Lane will incur a fine of $165. Vehicles parked in the lanes will be towed away. Vehicles are permitted to cross the lane if travelling along perpendicular streets and to enter lanes up to 50 metres prior to turning into side streets.
“During the Games, Melbourne and many surrounding suburbs are going to be busier than ever before. It is going to take longer to get around, so motorists are advised to plan their trip, allow extra travel time, and in the spirit of the Games, be patient.”
View more information on road closures, Games Lanes and other traffic and transport changes in place for the Games on this Website.
View transport information for travelling to the Games.