Public transport is the recommended way to access White Night Ballarat. But if you plan to drive, be aware that there will be road closures in place, and car parking will be limited – drivers are encouraged to take advantage of the Park & Ride services on offer.
PTV SERVICES AVAILABLE
Visit the PTV website for detailed timetable information.
Additional coaches will run to Melbourne from midnight until 3am. Coaches will depart Ballarat Station from Lydiard Street North stopping all stations to Melbourne every 45 mins.
Additional trains will run from Ballarat to Melbourne at 10.14pm and 11.40pm. All other trains will run to the normal Saturday timetable.
Ballarat buses will run to their normal timetable until 8pm. From 8pm–3am, five White Night bus routes will run to the bus hubs at Armstrong Street South, Curtis Street (drop-off only) and Little Bridge Street (pick-up only). No pick up/drop off from Ballarat Station.
PARK & RIDE
There will be two Park & Rides in Ballarat where you can park your car and catch an express bus to the Armstrong St Bus Hub:
- Federation University Mount Helen Campus
- Stockland Shopping Centre Wendouree
On the night, please check the PTV live travel updates page for notification of any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT ACCESSIBILITY
White Night Ballarat attendees requiring accessibility information and assistance can visit the PTV website to learn more about accessible transport.
ROAD CLOSURES & PARKING
Road closures will be in place to ensure safe and easy pedestrian movement. Parking may be affected. View the Road Closures Map and Table for more information.
Due to road closures, temporary taxi stands have been established on Mair Street (between Camp Street and Grenville Street) and Ararat Street (between Armstrong Street and Lydiard Street). The existing taxi rank on Doveton Street near the corner of Sturt Street will also be operating on the night.
Accessible parking will be available off Doveton Street just south of Sturt Street. Cars displaying a Disabled Persons Parking Permit can enter from Doveton Street. Please note parking is limited and may fill early.