Essendon Traffic School

Address: Corner Albion and Lawson Streets, Essendon

Melways ref: 29 A4  

Give the kids a fun and educational riding experience at the Essendon Traffic School.

Essendon Traffic School is a mini road set up for kids aged two to ten years, complete with road signs, railway bells and traffic lights. It is a safe place for kids to practice riding their bicycles and learn about road rules.

We provide for:

Please ensure that children are wearing closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing for riding when you visit (including a properly fitted helmet). Although scooters and skateboards are not permitted, there are a wide range of bicycles provided which children can use on the road circuit. Alternatively, children are welcome to bring their own bikes.

Opening dates and times

  • Education sessions are held Monday to Friday during school terms, from 10am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2pm.
  • Public sessions run every Saturday morning (except public holiday long weekends) from 10am to 12 noon, and during school holidays on Monday to Friday from 10am to 12 noon and then from 1pm to 3pm.
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning sessions are for children aged two-six years only, all other sessions are available to children aged between two and 10 years.
  • The Traffic School will next be open for school holiday sessions from Monday, 23 September to Friday, 4 October. Traffic School will not be open for Public Sessions on Friday 27 September or Saturday 28 September due to the AFL Grand Final holiday long weekend.
  • If the weather forecast is for 36°C or above, or for heavy rain, the Traffic School will not open as per the Council Heat Policy.
  • Please contact Customer Service on 9243 8888 to check if sessions will be going ahead if the weather is inclement.

Private hire is available at the following times:


Regular (Apr-Sep) Daylight savings (Oct-Mar)






1pm–4pm; 4.30pm–7.30pm

Sundays and Public Holidays 

10am-1pm; 2pm–5pm

9.30am–12.30pm; 1pm–4pm, 4.30pm–7.30pm

More information

For more information, email our Community Facilities team at or call 9243 8888.

Last updated: Thursday, 19 September 2019, 3:42 AM