Townsville 400 Traffic Changes

The Supercars Watpac Townsville 400 will be held Friday 6 - Sunday 8 July 2018.

Traffic Restrictions and Road Closures

Works to install the track and various other infrastructure will occur in the lead-up to the event and will be deconstructed in the days following the race. Traffic diversions will be in place before, during and after the Supercars Townsville 400 event. Delays can be expected and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

Please be advised there will be changes in traffic with road closures and traffic restrictions commencing at 8pm, Friday 29 June through to 5am, Tuesday 10 July 2018.

Boundary Street

  • Railway Avenue to Woolcock Street

Charters Towers Road

  • Boundary Street to Ingham Road

Download the traffic management information document (PDF, 17.6 MB)

Public Transport

Public transport is the recommended event travel option.

Bus Services

FREE shuttle service for ticket holders on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July. Further information is available from Sunbus Townsville

Ferry Services

Increased ferry services will operate during the event. Timetables are available at:


Taxis will drop off and pick up from Gate 1 and Gate 3.

Taxis can be contacted at 131 008 (13TAXI) or

Queensland Rail - Townsville Station

Access to the QR Railway Station located on Charters Towers Road is maintained during the event. Please proceed to the Ingham Street / Flinders Street West / Charters Towers Road intersection where traffic controllers assisted by Queensland Police will provide direction to accessing the platform.

For further information, please contact Queensland Rail on 1300 131 722.


For designated event parking locations see map.

Paid Parking at the Event




Townsville West State School

Entry via Wilson Street

4750 7222

0407 849 970

Townsville State High School

Entry via Flowers or Second street

4721 8777

Townsville State High P&C Association - Parking Application

Railway Estate Primary School

Entry via Ninth Street

0411 526 700


First Avenue, Railway Estate

1300 720 533

Pripark website - Parking Application

Fit For Life Financial Services Centre

62 Charters Towers Road

4771 3800

Other car parks

Dean Street Car Park (free)

On street parking near the event precinct is not recommended. See regulated parking area information below.

Illegal parking, or parking causing an impediment for a local resident to access their home or business will be monitored and will result in a fine or the vehicle being towed.

Disabled Persons Access and Parking Disabled parking

Is provided at Gate 1 via Brodie Street and Gate 3 on First Street, Railway Estate

Further information regarding accessible areas within the event precinct can be obtained from

Car Park Closures

Flinders Street East Car Park (closest to Bully’s Nightclub)

Half of the car park will be closed from Thursday 5 July to Sunday 8 July.

Sturt Street Car Park between Walker and Sturt Street

From Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July.

These car parks are restricted to Emergency Services access only.

Regulated Parking Area

A regulated event parking area will be in place around Reid Park.

To view the regulated parking area download the map.

The regulated area is in place to stop non-residents from parking on the streets affected and will be in force from 7am–7pm on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018.

A two hour limit will apply to any vehicle parked on the street during this time. Fines will apply.

Residents living within the regulated area will be required to display a Resident Parking Permit. These will be posted to residents prior to the event.

For additional parking permits submit an application.