Upcoming Yarra River Closures – Melbourne CBD

According to the November Notice to River Users update from Parks Victoria, the Yarra River will be closed in the Melbourne CBD vicinity on the following dates:


Saturday 19th November

Event: Upper Yarra Rowing Club – Melbourne Head Regatta

Time of closure: 6am-4pm

Area closed: MacRobertson Bridge to Federation Wharf

Saturday 26th November

Event: Hawthorn Rowing Club – Heaf of the Yarra Regatta

Time of closure: 9am-4pm

Area closed: VRA landing to the upstream edge of Federation Wharf and the upstream edge of Victoria St Bridge


For further details, you can read the November issue of the Notice to River Users, or visit the Parks Victoria website.


Parks Victoria would like to remind paddlers to be aware of some other extra potential hazards following recent rain across Victoria:
– River Users to be aware of an increase in floating debris on the rivers due to recent heavy rainfall. Objects such as tree branches have the potential to capsize and/or damage vessels. Please report all hazards to Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.
– River Users please be familiar with line buoys located at Wallen Road Bridge, Hawthorn, on the Yarra River. These line buoys are in place as part of the bridge strengthening works listed in the Notice to River Users. The line buoys have the potential to ensnare rowing boats and small vessels, so please stay clear of them when travelling through the bridge area.