G20 Transport Changes

From 15 and 16 November, Australia’s presidency of the G20 will culminate in the Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane for the most significant meeting of world leaders that Australia has hosted.

With several hundred residents and business operators being affected by the G20, the government have been holding community forums in Brisbane to outline both the cultural benefits and the changes to traffic, transport and security from10 to 17 November.

Here are some fast facts to get visitors, residents and businesses traveling smoothly through the G20.

Emergency services

Operational at all times.

Major impacted areas

Brisbane CBD, South Brisbane and routes to and from the airport and the city. Consider your need to travel through these areas and plan ahead.

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Driving in impacted areas

The major impacted areas with incur on-street parking restrictions, lane and road closures. There will also be considerable delays to motorists from 7:00pm Thursday 13 November until late Sunday 16 November. Consider your need to drive.

Public Transport

Public transport will be disrupted within the impacted areas. Alternative services will be in place and will differ from standard timetables.

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Certain footpaths and bikeways in the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane will be closed. This includes South Bank surrounding the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Pedestrians and cyclists should look out for signage and diversions.

Alternate options

Those in Brisbane during these times are encouraged to walk or cycle as most footpaths will remain open.


Those who live and work around Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane will be able to continue their weekend activities as normal, simply allow extra time for transportation.

More information can be found on the G20 and the Translink websites.

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