Townsville Supercars Traffic Changes

Supercars championship - Traffic Changes

A doubleheader is coming to Townsville, the first meeting on the streets of Reid Park will take place across August 29-30, known as the NTI Townsville SuperSprint.

The second SuperSprint will be held the following weekend on September 5-6.

Fans will be permitted to attend both weekends, although all tickets must be pre-purchased.

Both Supercars events in Townsville will be run in accordance with a QLD Government COVID Safe Industry Plan.

*Due to COVID restrictions and the current environment the Supercars transporter parade, drivers parade and signing sessions will not go ahead in 2020.

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 events. 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. The track build commences on 3 August with mostly night works for the first seven days.

The Boundary Street and Charters Towers Rd sections of the circuit will be closed between 23 August and 7 September inclusive. Traffic diversions and signage will be in place during this time.

All racing activity is conducted on Saturday and Sunday only. There is no racing during school hours Monday to Friday.

Traffic Controllers will be in place to help guide and direct any vehicles that may need it.

Public Transport

Public transport is the recommended event travel option.

Bus Services

For further information is available from Sunbus Townsville

Ferry Services

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


Taxis are available and can be contacted at:


Townsville Taxi has teamed up 13CABS to provide taxi services for the Townsville region. Taxis can be booked online or by calling 13 2227 or 13 CABS (13 2227).

Checker Cabs

Checker Cabs, offers a safe, reliable and professional transport service for Townsville and Magnetic Island.  Checker Cabs can be booked online or by calling 13 19 74.

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.

Other car parks

Dean Street Car Park (free)

On street parking near the event precinct is not recommended.

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

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

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 29 & 30 August and 5 & 6 September 2020.

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 by Supercars.

For additional parking permits submit an application.