To assist footy fans with parking on Saturday for the AFL game between the Western Bulldogs and Brisbane Lions, the City of Ballarat will once again provide a free shuttle bus and park and ride service.
Shuttle bus to and from the Ballarat Railway Station
A shuttle bus will depart Ballarat Railway Station Bus Terminal and travel to Mars Stadium from 11:30am on game day.
The shuttle bus will meet patrons arriving on the 11.40am, 12.40pm and 1.40pm trains.
From 4pm, a return shuttle will depart Mars Stadium and drop passengers off in Sturt Street opposite the Ballarat Town Hall.
This shuttle service is expected to continue until all patrons have left Mars Stadium, approximately 6pm)
Park & Ride Shuttle
From 12.30pm, a shuttle bus will depart the Midland’s Golf Club Car Park on Heinz Lane and travel to Mars Stadium, continuing on a 20-minute loop until approximately 2.30pm.
A return shuttle will operate from approximately 4pm, and is expected to operate until all patrons have left.
On-street parking will be available for drivers in Howitt and Norman Streets, as well as Creswick Road (north of Norman Street).
Drivers are also urged to utilise the hundreds of parking spaces available at C.E Brown Reserve and surrounding ovals.
These parking spaces can be accessed from Dowling Street, and patrons will have access to the Mars Stadium gates via a short walk.