Helping you plan your journey in the Domain precinct
We encourage both public transport users and motorists to plan ahead and expect delays during these major works for construction of the new Anzac Station
The construction of Anzac Station will be staged to manage impacts on the road and tram network while maintaining access to nearby buildings and facilities.
As a minimum, one traffic lane in each direction will be provided along St Kilda Road between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road / Kings Way for several years during major construction.
St Kilda Road has been temporarily reconfigured to one traffic lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West.
Domain Road closed between St Kilda Road and the western edge of Edmund Herring Oval and will remain closed for approximately five years.
Local trams will continue to run as normal on St Kilda Road except during short-term periods of bus replacements.
Domain interchange will be replaced with a new stop north of Park Street in April 2018 while the station is constructed.
Bowen Crescent tram stop is out of service from January 2018.
Bus passengers on routes 216, 219, 220 and 605 may be affected by on-road delays and are encouraged to allow extra travel time.
Cyclists will continue to have access to dedicated on-road cycle lanes with minimal delays, however, should remain alert to the changed conditions.
Temporary changes to local pedestrian routes will be required during construction. These changes will be communicated in advance and signage will be in place.
Leave earlier or later
If you can, beat the crowds while buses replace trams. St Kilda Road trams carry more passengers between 8am and 9am and 5pm and 6pm than any other time in the day.
Avoid the rush on the roads. On weekdays you can save time by not driving on St Kilda Road between 8am and 9:30am and 5pm and 6:30pm.
Consider your type of transport
Stretch the legs instead of catching the bus replacement services. Walking will take approximately 25 minutes between Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance and Stop 25 Commercial Road (2 kilometres).
Walking may also be a reliable and fast way of reaching Flinders Street Station (20 minutes), South Yarra station (20 minutes) and Prahran station (15 minutes) from the affected areas on St Kilda Road.
Ride past the congestion on St Kilda Road. Bicycle lanes are being maintained in each direction on St Kilda Road throughout works.
Try a different route
Heading to the CBD? Tram Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 12, 16, and 67 all have convenient interchange opportunities with the Sandringham Line and trains every 7-8 minutes during peak periods that could get you to / from Flinders Street Station quicker.
If you can, avoid driving on St Kilda Road and use Kings Way, Canterbury Road or Beaconsfield Parade. Use the real-time navigation to find your best route and look out for on-road advice.