WA Day long weekend disruptions

​To avoid unexpected delays this WA Day long weekend make sure you plan ahead and consider the following:​

NorthLink WA

Major milestones will be reached this weekend as bridge beams for the new Benara Road bridge are lifted into place and lanes are constructed along Tonkin Highway near Guildford road.

To ensure the safety of all, a number of significant closures will be in place from 7pm Friday 2 June to 5am Tuesday 6 June:

  • Benara Road closed in both directions between Crimea Street and Beechboro Road with no access to or from Tonkin Highway
  • Tonkin Highway near Benara Road reduced to a single lane in both directions
  • Tonkn Highway northbound access from Guildford Road closed
  • Tonkin Highway near Guildford Road reduced to a single lane in both directions.

As heavy congestion is expected, we encourage all road users to avoid the area and seek alternative routes where possible.

If you're heading to Perth Airport we urge you to allow extra travel time to avoid delays.

For more information, please visit our NorthLink WA website. 

Causeway access to CBD

If you're headed to Perth City or Elizabeth Quay for one of the many WA Day celebrations make sure you plan ahead as closures will be in place from the Causeway on 4 and 5 June from 7am to 7pm. Traffic will be diverted via Riverside Drive. To find out more please visit the City of Perth website.

Double Demerits

Friday 2 June to Monday 5 June inclusive

WA Police will be enforcing double demerits across the long weekend to help stop risk taking behaviour. Offences include:

  • Speeding
  • Drink or drug driving;
  • Failing to wear a seatbelt and/or child restraint;
  • Running a red light; and
  • Illegal use of a mobile phone while driving.

For more information on double demerit points, please visit Road Safety Commission Road Rules and Penalties page.


A lot is happening across Perth including Cirque du Soleil's Kooza, the footy, Disney on Ice and a jam packed weekend at Elizabeth Quay just to name a few.


Keep up-to-date with traffic impacts across the State via our Perth Traffic or​ WA Roads Twitter accounts or visit our Travel Map.


Modified: 06 Jun 2017