Image of cyclists riding along the Great Ocean Road

The event kicks off in Melbourne on Thursday afternoon, with closures starting from 6am around Albert Park.

More than 80,000 spectators are expected around Geelong between Friday and Sunday, with rides ranging from the Family Ride to the 163km Elite Men’s Road Race. There will be road closures through parts of Geelong, Barwon Heads, Torquay, Anglesea, Barrabool and Highton.

The Geelong Ring Road and Latrobe Terrace through Geelong will remain open at all times to provide a safe and consistent route for holiday-makers across the busy holiday period.

Rolling partial and full closures will be in place along many roads, including:

  • Eastern Beach Road, Geelong
  • Boundary Road, Thomson
  • Breakwater Road, Breakwater
  • Barwon Heads Road, Belmont to Barwon Heads
  • Thirteenth Beach Road, Barwon Heads
  • The Esplanade, Torquay
  • Great Ocean Road, between Torquay and Anglesea
  • Barrabool Road, Barrabool to Belmont
  • and around the Geelong city centre.

Drivers must remember to obey the road rules and follow the instructions of Victoria Police and traffic controllers along the course. Vehicles won’t be able to access or cross the course as the rolling closures pass through.

Coaches will replace some Warrnambool and Waurn Ponds train services on Saturday and Sunday to allow riders to safely cross train tracks.

Whether you’re a spectator, participant, local or holiday-maker, you’ll need to allow extra time for your journey around Geelong and the Surf Coast this weekend.

For the latest traffic information around the state visit VicTraffic or download the VicTraffic app via your app store.

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.