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Information for local residents and businesses.

The following information is provided to inform local residents and businesses located around Albert Park of changes to the surrounding areas as a result of the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022.

The event will commence its build on Monday 31 January 2022 and be dismantled by Friday 17 April 2022. The official event will be staged between Thursday 7 and Sunday 10 April 2022.

While every effort will be made to minimise disruption to park users and the local community, some activities may occur at times outside those listed.

IMPORTANT DATES AND ACCESS CONSIDERATIONS

  • Event Dates: 7-10 April 2022
  • Albert Park closed: 5-11 April 2022
  • Golf Course closed: 28 March – 15 April 2022

For all enquiries, please email communityrelations@grandprix.com.au.

Alternatively, you can contact one the following below;

  • AGPC Reception: (03) 9258 7100 - General enquiries about the event.
  • Parks Victoria (Albert Park Office): (03) 8427 2010

AGPC will establish a community relations office in the lead up to the event. This is to assist with any community-related matters and for the distribution of Permits to eligible residents and businesses. Further info will be provided in due course.


Community Relations Office Opening Hours

The Community Relations Office is currently not operational. For any enquiries, please contact AGPC via - communityrelations@grandprix.com.au


Access to Businesses in Albert Park Reserve

Outside of the Grand Prix Race Period, commercial premises operating in Albert Park remain open for business.

For further information on hours of operation and access to these businesses, please contact the business directly or contact Parks Victoria on (03) 8427 2010 or parkweb.vic.gov.au.

You can obtain a permit on request through the Community Relations Office on communityrelations@grandprix.com.au or our main office on (03) 9258 7100. They are also available at three City of Port Phillip town halls:

  • South Melbourne Town Hall: 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne
  • St Kilda Town Hall: Corner Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda
  • Port Melbourne Town Hall: 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne


Community Day

This year, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased to offer free General Admission tickets to our local community on Thursday 7 April. Thursday entry also includes free access to all grandstands.

Residents and business owners within the postcodes 3182, 3205 and 3206 can present a valid ID showing their address to be granted a Park Pass (GA) access.

For further enquiries, please contact the Community Relations Office at communityrelations@grandprix.com.au or our main office on (03) 9258 7100.


Emergency Services

Emergency vehicles have 24-hour access to the area. For emergency assistance telephone 000.


Community Playground

The Community Playground next to the Middle Park Bowls Club will remain open except during the Grand Prix Race Period (5-11April 2022). The playground will be accessible via the Middle Park underpass car park or Aughtie Drive.


Cyclists

Access will be maintained for cyclists on all park roads except during access periods and the Grand Prix Race Period.

Clearly signed detours will be provided during the restricted-access periods on park roads and other pathways where necessary.

Please obey these signs for your safety. Cyclists should be aware that temporary speed humps will be installed on some shared pathways.

Due to the changed conditions please take care when riding through the area.


General Park Users

Outside the Grand Prix Race Period, all of Albert Park remains open for use by the community except for fenced construction sites and controlled work areas.

Signage will indicate restricted areas whilst infrastructure is being erected and dismantled. Please obey these signs for your safety.

Motorists, park tenants and park users should note that there will be periods of restricted access on Lakeside Drive, Aughtie Drive and other roads within the park on certain days.


Infrastructure Installation and Dismantle Activities

Throughout the duration of the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022, regular access to Albert Park Reserve may be affected due to the installation and dismantling of infrastructure.

Whilst every effort will be made to minimise disruption to park users and the local community, some activities may happen at times outside those proposed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Any changes will be made in consultation with Parks Victoria and other affected parties where possible and appropriate.


Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) remains open throughout the Grand Prix Race Period.

Access and car parking for MSAC during the Grand Prix Race Period between Tuesday 5 to Monday 11 April will be via the multi-deck car park with entry and exit only from the Albert Road and Cecil Street intersection. The southern car park will be closed during this time.

There will be no access through the entry off Aughtie Drive between Tuesday 5 to Monday 11 April inclusive. Foot traffic into the facility will be via the aquatic entry adjacent to the multi-deck car park.

To ensure you get to MSAC on time we suggest you:

  • Leave earlier than you would normally.
  • Consider parking further from MSAC and walking to the facility.
  • Use public transport.

For facility operating hours, visit melbournesportscentres.com.au/msac or call (03) 9926 1555.


Noise Levels

Event activities will occur from Wednesday 6 April to Sunday 11 April from approximately 7:00 am - 7:30 pm daily. Event activities may be loud (e.g. track activity and air displays).

The use of soft foam disposable earplugs are advised for residents who would like to reduce the noise levels.


Parks Victoria

For further information about Albert Park Reserve or recreational boating activities on the lake in the lead-up and during the event, please call the Parks Victoria (Albert Park Office): (03) 8427 2010 or visit parkweb.vic.gov.au.


Pets and Dog Walkers

It is recommended that pets sensitive to noise be kept indoors during track activity and aerial displays.

Dogs can be walked in Albert Park as per usual with the exception of fenced works areas and during the Grand Prix Race Period.

For a full list of event activities, please refer to the Track Schedule.


Public Transport Information

The AGPC has worked closely with public transport operators to encourage patrons attending the event to use public transport.

Changes will affect the following services during the event:

  • Tram Route 96 (St Kilda Light Rail)
    • Thursday and Friday: Additional services.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Shortened service (bus replacement service to operate from Spencer Street between 5.30 am - 8.30 pm).
  • Tram Route 12 (Clarendon Street)
    • Thursday and Friday: No change.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Express between Collins Street and Spencer Street to City Road, including additional tram services and bus replacements to supplement the current timetabled service.
  • Tram Route 16 (Fitzroy Street)
    • Thursday and Friday: No change.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Shortened service.

Alternatively, buses have been allocated to replace tram Route 96, to minimise any inconvenience.

Trains and a shuttle service will allow access to gates during the event.


Light Rail GP Express

Spencer Street (corner Collins Street) to Gates 1 and 2.

  • Thursday and Friday: Trams will run as per the usual schedule (not express). 7-8 minute intervals during peak times.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 4-5 minute intervals during peak times.


Clarendon Street GP Express

Spencer Street (corner Collins Street) to Gate 3.

  • Thursday and Friday: Trams will run as per the usual schedule (not express). 8-10 minute intervals during peak times.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 5-6 minute intervals.


St Kilda Road GP Shuttle

Swanston Street (outside Federation Square) to Gates 5, 8, 9, and 10.

  • Thursday and Friday: 3-minute intervals during peak times.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 2-minute intervals during peak times.


Peak Times

  • Thursday and Friday: 8.00am-10.00am and 4.45pm-6.15pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am-1.30pm and 4.30pm-8.30pm.


Off-Peak Times

  • Thursday and Friday: Normal weekday timetable.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Normal Saturday timetable.

The above services are free for Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022 ticket holders between the city and the circuit*.

Please note, normal tram fares apply on other tram routes that operate past the circuit. The Light Rail GP Express will operate express between Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street) and Gates 1 and 2. The Clarendon Street GP Express will not stop between Spencer Street and City Road on Saturday and Sunday (but will stop at all stops from City Road onward). For up-to-date information, download the TramTRACKER® app.


Restricted Parking

Parking restrictions will be imposed during the event for areas within the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington and Melbourne.

Please note, relevant councils are responsible for distributing additional or temporary parking permits when required.

Contact your local council with any concerns:

  • City of Port Phillip: (03) 9209 6777
  • City of Stonnington: (03) 8290 1333
  • City of Melbourne: (03) 9658 9658

Please note, there is no public parking within the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.


Schools

Schools will notify parents directly of any changes to normal daily procedures.

If required, individuals can apply for a vehicle access permit during the mentioned dates by contacting the Community Relations Office, please email communityrelations@grandprix.com.au


Security

Before, during and after the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022 there will be security on-site at Albert Park.

For any security concerns or enquiries, please email communityrelations@grandprix.com.au or call (03) 9258 7100 during business hours. If you see anything suspicious please call 000.

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