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General Information

EVENT COUNTDOWN

ALBERT PARK

31 MAR - 03 APR 2016

It’s easy to travel to the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix on Melbourne’s iconic public transport network with trains, trams and buses providing frequent services. For detailed train, tram and bus information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily).

If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid Myki ticket for travel. Tickets are available from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, Premium Stations, retail outlets and Myki ticket machines at train stations.

The 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix Transport Guide is coming soon. In the meantime, please refer to the 2015 version provided above.

Trains

Metropolitan

Use metropolitan or regional train services to Southern Cross or Flinders Street stations to catch one of the free shuttle trams running direct to the circuit. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website: ptv.vic.gov.au for maps and timetables.

Note: normal train fares apply on all metro train services.

  • Thursday & Friday: Peak Hours: 7am-9am, 4pm-7pm 5-10 minute intervals (most trains)
  • Thursday & Friday: Off-peak: 15-30 minute intervals
  • Saturday & Sunday: 20 minute service on most lines (40 minute frequency on a few outer suburban services).

Regional

For maps and timetables please call 1800 800 007 or visit V/Line's website: www.vline.com.au for more information.

Note: normal train fares apply on all regional train services.

Trams

Free trams for 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix ticket holders operate from Swanston Street and Spencer Street on all four days of the event. There are three different tram routes servicing all gates at the circuit.

Light Rail GP Express
Spencer Street (Corner Collins Street) to Gates 1 & 2

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Peak Times: 1-2 minute intervals.

Clarendon Street GP Express
Spencer Street (Corner Collins Street) to Gates 3 & 4

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 2-4 minute intervals.

St Kilda Road GP Shuttle
Swanston Street (outside Federation Square) to Gates 5, 8, 9, & 10

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Peak Times: 1 minute intervals.

NOTE: Normal tram fares apply on other tram routes that operate past the Circuit. The Light Rail GP Express and Clarendon Street GP Express will run express between Spencer Street and Gates 1 & 2. The Clarendon GP Express will not stop between Spencer Street and City Road on Saturday and Sunday (but will stop at all stops from City Rd onward). Please be aware that all tram running times are subject to change.

Bus

Metropolitan Bus Service

Some bus services will take you to bus stops close to the Circuit, whilst other services will take you to the City, where you can catch the tram services to the Circuit (free tram for GP ticket holders). If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid ticket for travel.

For more maps and timetables visit the Public Transport Victoria website: www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Grand Prix Bus Services

A free shuttle bus will operate between Crown Casino (Clarendon Street entrance) and Gate 1 at peak times during the morning and afternoon. Detailed timetable will be finalised in January 2016.

Car

The best thing to do is leave the car at home! Park in one of the 70,000 car spaces in the City and catch the FREE GP EXPRESS TRAM SERVICES to the Circuit.

NO PUBLIC PARKING AT THE CIRCUIT.

Restricted Parking
Grand Prix Patrons (non residents) will NOT be permitted to park close to Albert Park. Special Permits will be required to enter selected residential areas near the Grand Prix Circuit. ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES WILL BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY FINES AND/OR TOWAWAYS. Access will be maintained to local shops and businesses. Businesses will be trading as usual for the four days of the event.

Taxi

DROP OFF & PICK UP: Gates 1, 2, 4, 8 (on St Kilda Road) & 10 (on Fitzroy Street). For further information please visit Victorian Taxi Association website: victaxi.com.au

Limousine

Designated bays are provided for limousines in each of the taxi ranks above except at Gate 1 where a specific rank is provided.

Helicopter

Travel to the Grand Prix by helicopter! For charter prices please call Professional Helicopter Services on (03) 9580 7433.

Private helicopters can land at the Grand Prix at the designated Helipad adjacent to Gate 10. Landing fees apply and registration/insurance declaration forms must be provided to Professional Helicopter Services prior to the event.

2016 forms coming sson.

Disability Services

People with a disability can catch a train to Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street) or park in the car parks in the City and catch a FREE wheelchair accessible bus from Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street/Collins Street extension entrance) to the Circuit. Patrons will be dropped off at the gate of their choice (except Gate 8) and can link up with the FREE internal disability Shuttle Service.

For further information on the Southern Cross shuttle, please phone Australian Grand Prix Corporation on (03) 9258 7100.

The free internal shuttle service operates on all days of the event. Bookings are essential and can be completed from Monday 28th March 2016.

For more information on Disability Services please click here.

Download the 2015 Circuit Map

Gate Information

  • Gate opening and closing times, circuit entry information and the 2016 Circuit Map are coming soon
  • There WILL be bag checks at each gate, please have your bags ready.
  • Note: Gate 8 is NOT wheelchair accessible. All other gates around the circuit are wheelchair accessible.

Gate Entry

Gate 1 - Canterbury Road, Middle Park

Corporate, Grandstand ticketholders only. General Admission ticket holders are not permitted access at Gate 1. Gate 2 is closest General Admission gate.

  • Overpass to infield
  • Taxi Rank
  • Light Rail GP Express Stop
  • Access to Fangio, Brabham, Webber, Senna Grandstands
  • GP Advantage Bar
  • Legends Lane

Gate 2 - Canterbury Road, Albert Park

  • Light Rail GP Express Stop
  • Taxi Rank
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Overpass to Infield
  • Accessible Viewing Platform
  • Access to World Champion Grandstand

Gate 3 - MSAC, Albert Road

  • Clarendon St GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Access to Piquet Grandstand
  • Accessible Viewing Platform

Gate 4 - Not in operation in 2016

  • Please note Gate 4 will not be in operation in 2016. Gates 3 and 5 are to be utilised in such instance.

Gate 5 - Albert Rd, Kings Way intersection

  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop (Domain Interchange)
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Kids’ Corner
  • Clark Grandstand

Gate 8 - Queens Rd, Roy St intersection

  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Taxi Rank (on St Kilda Rd)
  • Kids’ Corner
  • Brocky’s Hill
  • Clark & Waite Grandstands
  • Access to gate via overpass (not wheelchair accessible)

Gate 9 - Queens Rd, Lorne St intersection

  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Waite Grandstand
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Accessible Viewing Platform
  • Brocky’s Hill
  • Kids’ Corner

Gate 10 - Fitzroy St

  • Designated Taxi Rank (on Fitzroy Street)
  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Schumacher, Prost & Senna Grandstands
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Access to General Admission Premium Zone
  • Overpass to Infield

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