Our Backyard – Apollo Bay

Information Update – Great Ocean Road closure


Will you be using the Great Ocean Road between 24-28 August? Don’t forget it will be closed to through traffic between Wye River and Kennett River during this time. Long detours apply, so plan ahead and spread the word.


The closure will take place from 6pm Sunday 24 August and remain closed for four days in order to conduct essential roadworks. The road is expected to reopen on Thursday 28 August at 6pm. In the case of wet weather the closure will be postponed until the following Sunday.

Access will remain available to all towns during the closure including Wye River, Kennett River, Lorne and Apollo Bay, however drivers are urged to plan their journey in advance to allow extra time to detour around the closure.

Travelling east from Apollo Bay to Lorne

  • diverted along Forrest-Apollo Bay Road towards Birregurra and the Princes Highway.

Travelling west from Lorne to Apollo Bay

  • diverted along the Deans Marsh-Lorne Road towards Winchelsea or Birregurra and the Princes Highway.

Access to Wye river and Kennett River

These towns remain accessible. Those wishing to travel to Wye River from the east can proceed as normal from Lorne, or if travelling from the west, take the detour route along Forrest-Apollo bay Road. Those wishing to drive to Kennett River from the west can proceed as normal from Apollo Bay, or from the east take the detour route along Deans Marsh-Lorne Road.
From Melbourne

  • If heading to Lorne or Wye River proceed as normal.
  • If travelling between Melbourne and Apollo Bay, plan in advance to allow extra time or consider using the inland route along the Princes Highway.

VicRoads is working closely with everyone who is affected to plan the closure including emergency services, tourism operators and the local shires. Meetings have also been held with local residents, property owners and business owners.
The closure is essential to replace a damaged culvert under the road and has been programmed at a time of year to minimise disruptions. Works will be conducted 24-hours a day.
A detour map is available at vicroads.vic.gov.au

For further information

web vicroads.vic.gov.au

call 5561 9240

email greatoceanroad@roads.vic.gov.au

Dont forget our Apollo Bay Farmers Market

On again this weekend at the Youth Club- Sunday 9.00 am- 1.00 pm

  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Wine
  • Organic Vegetables
  • Honey
  • Nuts
  • Seedlings
  • Handmade Goats Milk Soap
  • Flowers
  • & MUCH MORE!
See you in Our Backyard,

Darren Brimacombe

0418 317 424


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