The Gabba enjoys a close working relationship with the local residents and businesses.

To keep up to date with events happening at The Gabba, visit our What's On page.


Taylor Swift Concert

Tuesday 06 November 2018

The Gabba will host chart-topping global pop sensation Taylor Swift in concert on Tuesday 6 November 2018 (Melbourne Cup Day). Public gates will open at 5.30pm, with the show commencing at 7pm and finishing at 10.45pm.

The Gabba has undertaken detailed planning for the concert to minimise impact on the local community. Please be aware of changes
to traffic and parking to help assist us in ensuring a safe and efficient event.

Concert Set-Up and Pack Down
Wednesday 31 October – Thursday 8 November

Set-up for the concert will begin on 31 October and conclude on 8 November, with a number of trucks delivering equipment to the venue. Trucks may be parked in designated zones on Stanley Street, Vulture Street, Lisburn Street and Logan Road during this time.

Sound Testing and Noise Control

The Gabba has engaged a specialist acoustic consultant to assist with noise control measures. Interior and exterior noise will be monitored during rehearsals, sound checks and the concert to ensure it complies with requirements.

Parking Restrictions and Road Closures
Tuesday 6 November

Changed traffic conditions will be in place on 6 November, to ensure the safe and efficient flow of patrons arriving and departing the precinct. Changes are  expected on Stanley, Vulture and Main Streets as well as Wellington Road.

More detailed traffic management information will be posted on this page closer to the concert.

A 15-minute parking limit applies to all on-street parking spaces within the Gabba Traffic Area (see map below) between 7am-10pm on the event day.

Police and local authorities will be enforcing the 15 minute parking restrictions during the event and vehicles parking illegally may be fined or towed. Traffic signs will be installed in the relevant streets and barricades will be placed and manned in these area to enforce restrictions. Additional streets will have changed parking conditions to accommodate drop-off and pick-up zones.

These will be communicated with residents in relevant areas closer to the event.

For more information about event day parking restrictions in the Gabba Traffic Area, visit the Brisbane City Council website and search ‘Gabba Traffic Area’.

Concert Hotline

A Concert Hotline will be operational from 9am–10pm Sunday 4 November – Tuesday 6 November. The Concert Hotline phone number is (07) 3035 6245.

Further Information

All local residents concert information will be updated on this page.

Event specific information can be found on the Taylor Swift event listing.

For any enquiries ahead of the concert, please get in touch:
P: 1300 THE GABBA (1300 843 422) during business hours.

The team here at The Gabba thanks you for your continued support of the venue.


Regular Event Days


Gabba Parking Restrictions

To ensure street parking is available to residents that live around The Gabba, The Gabba Traffic Area has been created.

A two hour parking limit applies to all on-street parking spaces within The Gabba Traffic Area between 7am-7pm, Monday to Friday. A 15 minute parking limit also applies to all on-street parking spaces between 7am-10pm on days when events are held at the Gabba. 

Motorists can continue to park in spaces signed “P No Limit”, which apply to the parking spaces on the side of the road on which the sign appears. Residents and their visitors who have a parking permit are exempt from the area-wide parking limits.

Residental Parking Permits

Residential parking permits allow residents to park unrestricted on the street in their area, with certain conditions.

Permit holders:

  • are exempt from the signed traffic area time limit when parking near their property
  • must clearly display their permit on the vehicle's windscreen or dashboard
  • are able to park in metered parking bays signed 'resident permit excepted' (free of charge with no time restriction)
  • may also park in other areas signed 'resident permit excepted' (with no time restriction)

Permits do not allow residents to park in designated statutory restricted areas, such as:


  • clearway zones
  • loading zones
  • no stopping zones
  • bus zones
  • taxi zones

If you live within The Gabba traffic area, you can apply for a parking permit.

For more information, please visit the Brisbane City Council website.