VISITORS are encouraged to plan ahead when ‘The Aussies’ descend on Scarborough Beach next week.
More than 6000 competitors are expected at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, known as The Aussies, which runs at Scarborough from April 14 to 22.
Thousands more people will attend as spectators and support crew.
The City of Stirling is implementing traffic management during the event, with some roads and carparks to be closed.
Drivers can make use of free parking at Abbett Park in Scarborough, where a free shuttle service will run from 7am daily, and people are urged to consider using public transport.
The Esplanade, south of Scarborough Beach Road and south of Manning Street, and the adjacent carparks will be closed from 6am to 5pm daily during the competition, as well as Scarborough Beach Road west of West Coast Highway.
Reserve Street carpark will be available for local residents only.
A City spokeswoman said all measures were taken to ensure minimal impact to local residents and businesses, with on-site traffic management provided for safe vehicle and pedestrian access.
External signage is in place around the site to advise about modified traffic conditions.