Avoid fines, plan your trip to Riverfire: RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body has urged Brisbane residents headed to Riverfire celebrations to leave the car at home and avoid the hassle of road closures and limited parking.

Fireworks on the Story Bridge for Riverfire

Motorists were reminded several bridges and streets across South Brisbane, Brisbane City, Fortitude Valley and the Story Bridge precinct would be shut from Saturday afternoon.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said parking spaces would be scarce as thousands of people gathered along the banks of the Brisbane River to view the fireworks displays.

“Don’t ruin your night by getting a fine or having your car towed,” Ms Ross said.

“If you decide to drive, plan ahead to check road closures and carefully check on-street parking signs where you park.

“Also be aware of the two-hour parking limit that applies across the Brisbane Central Traffic Area from 7am to midday on Saturday. This is indicated only on signs at the boundaries of this area.”

Ms Ross said public transport was the best way to travel to Riverfire, with additional bus, train and ferry services across the network from 4pm.

“The CityCat is a great way to travel but be aware there may be delays, and CityCat and ferry services will not run during the fireworks display. The QUT CityCat terminal will close at 4pm and remain shut until the following day,” she said.

“If public transport isn’t convenient, you can also consider using a rideshare or taxi service with your friends.”

There will be free travel on buses and trains between 7.30pm and 9.30pm from selected stations around the event. Visit Translink for more details.

For up to date road conditions visit the RACQ Road Conditions website.