The 'blue line' road marking system will be in place on the Melbourne-bound lane of Phillip Island Road on Sunday 14 April. Blue lines on the road temporarily split traffic into two lanes, effectively doubling the capacity of the road.
The event takes place over three days, starting on Friday. We expect extra traffic on the South Gippsland Highway, Bass Highway and Phillip Island Road.
Travel options from Melbourne to Phillip Island include:
Train services linking Southern Cross Station with Stony Point to catch the connecting ferry, and with Dandenong to catch a regional bus. Buses will replace
- trains on some parts of the journey due to the Autumn construction blitz.
- Coach services running from Southern Cross Coach Terminal
- Ferry services between Stony Point and Cowes
- Regional bus services operating from Dandenong and Cape Paterson/Inverloch/Wonthaggi
A shuttle bus service operates on Saturday and Sunday from San Remo and Cowes to the Grand Prix Circuit.
VicRoads and Regional Roads Victoria are working closely with event organisers, emergency services and Bass Coast Shire Council to manage traffic flow and road safety during this event.
Drivers should be mindful that Phillip Island is home to a wide range of birds and animals that are particularly active at dusk and dawn. Injured wildlife can be reported to Wildlife Victoria on (03) 8400 7300.
If you see any hazards on our roads, please report them to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre on 13 11 70, open 24/7. In an emergency, call Triple Zero.