Transport on Anzac Day

Road closures and parking information

People at an Anzac Day parade in the early 1900s in Thorndon.

Memorial service in 1928


Road closures and parking restrictions on ANZAC Day

For full information on road closures, visit ANZAC Day - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Dawn Service Parade

People who are in the parade should assemble in Tasman Street. People taking part in the parade who cannot walk to Rugby Street can be dropped off at the intersection of Rugby and Tasman streets. This can be accessed from the Basin Reserve or Tasman Street via John Street. No parking will be available in this area.

Public transport

There will be no special ANZAC Day train and bus services. For information on the public holiday timetables, visit Metlink.

Mobility parking and access

Mobility parking will be available in the Warehouse car park on Tory Street. From here, free shuttles will transport attendees to Pukeahu.

The north-bound lane of Taranaki Street and the Arthur Street slip lane can be used for dropping off and picking up people before and after the Dawn Service. People using this option will need to make their own way to the park.

Public parking

As it is a public holiday, free parking will be available in all metered car parks. You can also park for free in the Civic, Michael Fowler Centre, and Chaffers Wellington City Council car parks.

The Wilson car park on Marion Street and Tournament car park on Lombard Lane will be open from 4am.


If you are planning to walk or cycle to the Dawn Service, please avoid Tasman Street as this is where the Parade will be forming. Bikes can be parked in Marion Square.