For Residents

Each year, residents and businesses within the City of Port Phillip, in particular St Kilda, host one of Victoria's biggest and longest-running cultural events. Over the last 40 years, the St Kilda Festival has evolved from a small local celebration into a high-profile, staple event on the summer festival calendar, spanning venues and locations across the St Kilda precinct and attracting crowds of over 400,000 to the area on the day. 

Residents are encouraged to visit this website for details on how the local area is affected, and a dedicated hotline number is provided for residents and businesses to obtain further information.

The City of Port Phillip works hard to minimise disruption to local residents during the Festival. We work closely with Victoria Police each year to ensure the Festival runs smoothly and safely with as little impact on the local surroundings as possible. As with any event of this scale, some changes will be in place for the Festival that impact the surrounding area.

St Kilda Festival 2024

Parking access, conditions and road closures

Full and partial road closures in your area will apply on Sunday 18 February between the hours of 3 am and 12 midnight. The following information relates only to Festival Sunday.

Detailed letters relating to your area can be found below.

Information packs

Information packs will be distributed to residents and businesses within the Festival precinct and surrounding areas, between 6 - 19 January, detailing how the Festival will affect their local area, including parking access, conditions and road closures.

View an electronic copy of the residential and business letters:

If you are a resident or a business located in Areas A-F and you need to request an additional vehicle access, please email and please remember to advise us your address.

For general Festival enquiries, please email or call ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 with any questions or feedback.