Special Events

A special event (in traffic management terms) is any planned activity that is wholly or partly conducted on a road, requires special traffic management arrangements, and may involve large numbers of participants and or spectators. Examples are marathons, fun runs, cycling events, parades, marches, street market days, and fundraising events. The definition also applies to events conducted in their own venue if the event requires special traffic management arrangements.

Why is Traffic and Transport Management required for a Special Event?
From a traffic and transport perspective, a special event needs to:

ensure the safe separation of event patrons, participants and volunteers from traffic

manage the reduced capacity of the road system and

minimise the traffic impact on the non-event community and emergency services.

Download the Special Event Application Form