Townsville Supercars Traffic Changes
Supercars championship - Traffic Changes
Supercars roar into Townsville from 7 – 9 July 2023 for the NTI Townsville 500, with tickets on sale now! Head to Ticketek to purchase your tickets.
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 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.
Supercars Event Permit Parking
A regulated event parking area will be in place around Reid Park, South Townsville during the event period.
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 from the 7 – 9 July 2023.
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 need to apply for a regulated parking permit.
In 2023, parking permits are moving to e-permits. This means residents will not receive a paper parking permit but instead, they will need to lodge their registration details online.
If you are a resident or business within the regulated area and require a Supercars Parking Permit or for more information regarding Supercars Parking Permits, visit our Regulated Parking Permits page.
Transport to the event
Public transport is the recommended event travel option.
Public bus routes will run as scheduled, visit Translink for more information.
The closest bus stop is: 'Flinders St at Fletcher Street, Townsville City', located a short walk from Gate 1.
Ferry services will operate during the event. Timetables are available from SeaLink.
Taxis are available and can be contacted at:
- 13cabs: 13cabs are available day and night with trained drivers and a safe, comfortable ride. Book a 13cabs ride online can be or by calling 13 CABS (13 2227).
- Black and White Cabs: Black and White Cabs offers a safe, reliable and professional transport service for Townsville and Magnetic Island. Book a Black and White Cabs ride online or by calling 133 222.
Taxis will drop off and pick up from Flinders Street and First Street with the best exit being Gate 1 or First Street for Gate 2.
Ride Share companies are also available. These include, but are not limited to:
Ride Share can drop off and pick up from Flinders Street with the best exit being Gate 1.
E-Scooters are also available to utilise for transport getting to and from the event.
For further information please visit our E-Scooters page.
Queensland Rail - Townsville Railway Station
Access to the Townsville Railway Station located on Charters Towers Road is maintained during the event. Please proceed to the intersection of Ingham Road, Flinders Street and Charters Towers Road, where traffic controllers assisted by the Queensland Police Service will provide direction to accessing the platform.
Other car parks
Free parking is available at Dean Street Car Park, which is approximately 1.5km walk to the event precinct (closest access via Gate 1).
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 Disabled Parking
A limited number of Accessible parking spots are available outside of Gate 1 (Stadium) and outside Gate 2 on First Street.
Further information regarding accessible areas within the event precinct can be obtained from the Event Guide page on the Supercars website.