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Traffic changes in Domain

To prepare for major construction we are making some changes to the road and public transport network in the Domain area.

Map showing the road works around the Domain area described on this pageDownload this map (PDF, 1015.0 KB)

Road changes

From 25 September to late-October

From 25 September, St Kilda Road will intermittently be reduced to one lane in the city-bound direction between Kings Way and Bowen Crescent. These intermittent closures will be in place on St Kilda Rd for several days at a time.

During this period there will be partial city-bound lane closures between Albert Road and Park Street until 18 October.

19 to 21 October

There will be a southbound lane closure during off peak times.

From 21 October until early 2018

St Kilda Road will operate as two traffic lanes in each direction between Bowen Crescent and Kings Way / Toorak Road West

From early 2018

  • St Kilda Road will operate as one traffic lane in each direction for a number of years.
  • Cycling and pedestrian access will be maintained in both directions.

From 12 July

  • Toorak Road West will operate as one traffic lane in each direction between St Kilda Road and Park Street, South Yarra.
  • Access to and from side streets from Toorak Road West has been maintained with the inclusion of two median openings, where u-turns will be permitted. These openings will allow traffic to get to and from the westbound lanes of Toorak Road West adjacent to Fawkner Park, and are located at Domain Street and slightly east of Millswyn Street. Traffic can turn directly to and from Domain Street from Toorak Road West to access Domain Street itself and also Bromby Street, Adams Street and Arnold Street.

From 12 July

  • a long-term closure (for approximately five years) of Domain Road between St Kilda Road and the western edge of Edmund Herring Oval
  • installation of a U-turn west of Dallas Brooks Drive
  • adjustment to bus zones and drop off areas
  • various road and kerb works for access to Edmund Herring Oval
  • temporary traffic access changes providing local access only from Domain Road into Domain Street, Hope Street and Millswyn Street.

The southern leg of Albert Road is currently closed for South Yarra Main Sewer Works (PDF, 651.0 KB).

From 25 September to mid-October

The left turn onto Park Street from St Kilda Road will be closed from 25 September to mid-October. During this time there will also be traffic management on Park Street as we undertake service proving works.

16-18 October

East-bound lane closures between Wells Street and St Kilda Road.

12-18 October

Westbound lane closure between St Kilda Road and Queens Lane

23-25 October

Eastbound lane closure between St Kilda Road and Queens Lane


Eastbound lane closure between St Kilda Road and Queens Lane

23 October

Road closure at St Kilda Road end of Bowen Lane

24-26 October

Lane closure at St Kilda Road end of Bowen Lane

From 12 July

Road users will only be able to perform a left turn from Queens Lane onto Kings Way, and Queens Lane will become two-way between Kings Way and Arthur Street. Line marking and signage will be installed to reflect these changes.

Queens Lane traffic changes

Changes to public transport

From 12 July

New tram infrastructure has been delivered to help keep our trams moving during Metro Tunnel construction. The new infrastructure includes rerouting tram Route 58 to Toorak Road West, and new tram stops on St Kilda Road and Toorak Road West.

Normal tram services resumed on 12 July.

There will be minor works to complete the new tram platforms until August.

From 25 June 2017, Route 605 was rerouted to travel along Anderson Street and Birdwood Avenue into the western end of the CBD, along Queen Street as far as La Trobe Street. The new route allows passengers to connect to trams along St Kilda Road, as well as trains at Flagstaff Station.

Pedestrians and cyclists

Pedestrian and cycling access will be maintained along St Kilda Road while Metro Tunnel tram works are underway.

People walking and cycling in the area should remain alert to the changed conditions and follow the safety directions of traffic management staff.

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