Changed traffic conditions

On Sunday 9 October, more than 10,00 riders will take part in one of Australia's biggest family-friendly bike rides - Around the Bay - Ride for a Child in Need. 

The ride will take place between 5:30am - 7pm over a 250km course around Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay so please expect to see a large number of bike riders on the road. 

If you must travel in areas where you will encounter a large number of Around the Bay riders, always:

  • Obey all road rules and follow traffic controller instructions (where applicable)
  • Allow plenty of clearance when overtaking cyclists
  • Be aware of oncoming traffic when overtaking cyclists
  • Allow ample travel time as the average cyclists will ride between 20-35 km/h

Temporary changed traffic conditions

To ensure the event is run safely, there will be partial and full road closures and changed traffic conditions that will apply on the day in the following areas: 

Occupants will still have access to their properties, however, its recommended that you allow extra time or seek alternative routes if possible.

All changes to traffic conditions are implemented in consultation with all relevant authorities. There will also be a large presence of police, ambulance and event vehicles on the route. If you have any further questions please call: 

  • Pre Event - (03) 8376 8888 or
  • During Event - Event Control 0425 777 484

A letter drop will also occur in the areas directly impacted by changed traffic conditions before the event. 

Emergency access 

Emergency vehicles will have access to all roads during the event, including those with changed traffic conditions. 

Changed traffic conditions - Melbourne

Road Section Full/Partial closure Road closed Road re-opened
Boathouse Drive Alexandra Avenue to Princes Bridge Partial 12:00am, Wed 5 October 11:59am, Thu 6 October
Boathouse Drive Alexandra Ave to Princes Bridge Full 12:00am Fri 7 October 12:00am Mon 10 October
Linlithgow Ave St Kilda Rd to Alexandra Ave Full 4:00am Sun 9 October 7:00pm Sun 9 October
Alexandra Ave / City Road Anderson St to Swan Street Bridge Full 4:00am Sun 9 October 9:00am Sun 9 October
Alexandra Ave / City Road Swan Street Bridge to Pickles St (westbound) Partial (lane closure) 4:00am Sun 9 October 9:00am Sun 9 October
Alexandra Ave / City Road Ingles St to Southbank Blvd (eastbound) Partial (lane closure) 8:30am Sun 9 October 12:00pm Sun 9 October
Alexandra Ave / City Road Southbank Blvd to Boathouse Drv (eastbound) Partial (lane closure) 8:30am Sun 9 October 12:00pm Sun 9 October

 

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Changed traffic conditions - Port Phillip

Road Section Full/Partial closure Road closed Road opened
City Road Swan Street Bridge to Pickles St (westbound) Partial (lane closure) 4:00am Sun 9 October 9:00am Sun 9 October
City Road Ingles St to Southbank Blvd (eastbound) Partial (lane closure) 8:30am Sun 9 October 12:00pm Sun 9 October
Pickles St City Rd to Beaconsfield Pde
(cross traffic at Dorcas/Ingles St & Liardet/Richarson St ONLY)
Full 5:00am Sun 9 October 11:30am Sun 9 October
Beaconsfield Pde, Jacka Blvd, Marine Pde & Ormond Esp Pickles St to St Kilda St (Northbound ONLY) Full 5:00am Sun 9 October 11:00am Sun 9 October

St Kilda Foreshore

Access to Pier Rd from Beaconsfield Parade southbound only. No northbound access.

  • Beachcomber Café
  • Captain Baxter
  • Encore St Kilda Beach
  • Kite Republic Shop
  • KR Super Tuesday Centre
  • Peters Boulevard Ice Creamery Kiosk
  • Republica St Kilda Beach
  • Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
  • South Pacific Health Club St Kilda
  • South Pacific Swim School
  • St Kilda Sea Baths
  • Sunset Kiosk
  • The Boardwalk Takeout

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St Kilda Marina

Access to Marina from Dickens St or Marine Parade southbound only. No northbound access.

  • Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
  • BP Connect Cabarita
  • Riva St Kilda
  • Skydive Melbourne
  • St Kilda Boat Sales
  • St Kilda Marina
  • The Great Provider

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Elwood Foreshore

Access to Point Ormond Rd from Marine Parade southbound only. No northbound access.

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Elwood Park

Access to lane way from Ormond Esplanade southbound only (200m south of traffic light entrance). No northbound access.

  • Elwood Beach Yoga
  • Elwood Life Saving Club
  • Elwood Sailing Club
  • La Porchetta
  • Lady Forster Kindergarten
  • Sails on the Bay

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Changed traffic conditions - Sorrento

Road Section Full/Partial closure Road closed Road opened
Ocean Beach Rd/Point Nepean Hwy, Sorrento Kerferd Ave to Coppin Rd Full 6:30am Sun 9 October 9:00am Sun 9 October
Esplanade/Nepean Hwy, Sorrento Point Nepean Hwy to Esplanade Roundabout Full 6:30am Sun 9 October 2:00pm Sun 9 October

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Changed traffic conditions - Mt Martha

Road Section Full/Partial closure Road closed Road opened
Esplanade, Mt Martha Bruce Rd to Dominion Rd (Northbound Closure ONLY) Northbound Closure ONLY 8:00am Sun 9 October 4:00pm Sun 9 October

 

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Changed traffic conditions - Geelong

Road Section Full/Partial closure Road closed Road opened
Bell Parade Between Princes Highway and Glenleith Avenue roundabout Partial 4:30am Sun 9 October 6:45am Sun 9 October
Brougham Street Between Bellerine Street and Yarra Street  Partial 6:00am Sun 9 October 10:30am Sun 9 October