30 JAN -
2 FEB 2020


Race Melbourne

Albert Park Lake

Towards Zero Race Melbourne uses the Melbourne Grand Prix and as such the roads around the lake need to be closed. Please click here to see the road closure table for further details so you can plan ahead.

If you are planning to use any of the facilities around the park during the race, please note most of these remain open, but we do suggest getting in touch with the facilities you’re planning to use so that you can plan ahead as access to these maybe limited. This includes to the sporting clubs for any games and/or training.

Parking will also be affected, with no parking on the course and the Lakeside Stadium carpark being closed.


There are four events over 3 days in the City of Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire. Friday has the Family Ride around the Geelong Waterfront, Saturday has the Swisse People’s Ride and the Deakin University Elite Women’s Race around the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire and Sunday has the WorldTour Elite Men’s Race also around the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire.

Below will summarise the different kind of traffic alterations you may encounter. For more details please download the Resident and Business Fact Sheet which highlights on a map the areas affected with timings and further explanation as well as the road closure table which gives more precise details of each traffic alteration over the weekend.

Rolling Road Closures

Sections of the road along the course will be temporarily closed as the race travels through. The rolling road closure is expected to pass through the course within 15-20 minutes. Outside of this period, access is maintained using the course roads under the direction of traffic controllers. The map above shows sections of the course and their expected closure times.

If you are travelling along a course road as a rolling road closure comes through:

  • You will be stopped by the lead police vehicle and asked to park in a safe area on the side of the road. You must wait here for the race to pass through . Once the race has passed the rear police car will inform you that it is safe for you to move off.
  • It is estimated you will have to wait for approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Once you move off, please be aware there may be some tail riders still on the roads, however they will be abiding by normal road rules.

Fixed Road Closures

The rolling road closures will be supported by some fixed road closures to assist in keeping the course roads free of traffic when the event comes through. These additional road closures will be in Geelong, Barwon Heads Rd, Thirteenth Beach Rd and Bells Beach. All major intersections will remain open, except when the race passes.


Road safety

The Swisse People’s Ride is a recreation ride and is not a race, with cyclists adhering to normal road rules. There will be minor changed traffic conditions in some areas, such as lane closures, reduced speed limits and intersection management to assist the flow of traffic and to ensure the safety of all road users.

Due to the large number of cyclists on the roads during this event (Saturday between 7am to 2pm), please take extra care when driving.

There may be longer delays than usual on key arterial routes throughout the weekend, so please allow extra travel time. All roads and towns will remain accessible.


In order to safely deliver a world-class cycling event, the routes must be secure and vehicle-free. There will be restricted parking on any road which the course travels along. To assist, please ensure you park your car either on a driveway if available or on a side street off the course.

Public Transport

There will be changes to public transport services on Saturday and Sunday and customers are advised to check the PTV website for
further updates.

Emergency Access

Emergency access will be maintained at all times. In an emergency please call 000.


If you have any questions about how the changed traffic conditions may affect you once you have read through this information, please contact us.

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