Road Closures for Public Events

Application Fee = $40.30

(Effective 1 July 2017)


Section 56A of the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 provides that the Commissioner of Police may, by notice published in a local newspaper, authorise the closure or restriction of the use of a public street by traffic of any class, where he considers it necessary to facilitate the holding of a public event.

Written applications must be directed to the Commander of the nearest District police headquarters.

Tasmania Police undertakes to close roads for public events, where the event is held on a state highway. In all other cases Local Government, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 has the power to close public streets within its area.

There is no specific form to complete for a road closure.