Updated: Sydney, if your office is located in this exclusion zone, please work from home today

- December 16, 2014 < 1 MIN READ

Update: The NSW Police have declared the siege in Sydney’s CBD as being over now. Reports and Press Conferences will be held in the next few hours. However the exclusion zone below, and advice for today, still stands at this point in time.


The hostage situation is currently heading into it’s 15th hour in Sydney’s CBD and NSW Premier has told workers within the exclusion zone around Martin Place to work from home today (Tuesday).

Here is a map of the Exclusion Zone for those of you that may be unfamiliar.



According to LiveTraffic.com, here are some instructions regarding getting around the city if you really need to be doing so today. But keep checking with LiveTraffic.com for any updates on road closures etc.

Please avoid the CBD around Martin Place.

Northbound traffic on the Western Distributor cannot use the King Street exits. Use the Bathurst Street exit for the Sydney CBD.

The Cahill Expressway is no longer diverting via the Domain tunnel and citybound traffic on the Bradfield Highway is no longer diverting via the Western Distributor.

The blocked roads include:

  • Elizabeth Street – closed northbound between Hunter and Market streets. It is closed southbound between Hunter and King streets.
  • Macquarie Street  – closed between between St James Road and Hunter Street in both directions.
  • Phillip Street  – closed between King and Hunter streets.
  • King Street  – closed between Elizabeth and Phillip streets.

Public Transport

Most Bus and Train Services will continue to run as normal today. However do expect delays and diversions in routes for buses that would usually go via the exclusion zone.

Also, NO trains will be running via Martin Place station until further notice.

Again, continue to check via  transportnsw.info for the latest information.

featured image: Getty Images.