Proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network

We’re making changes to the Yarra Valley bus network to boost services, improve passenger travel choices, and ensure buses are going where they are needed most.

Consultation about the proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network has now closed.

A summary of the feedback will be published on this page in late May.

Thank you to all who contributed.

Under the proposed changes, the Yarra Valley bus network would be streamlined from four routes to two, complicated route deviations removed, and timetables simplified, making it easier for passengers to get to where they need to go. 

The changes affect Route 684 Melbourne to Eildon via Healesville, Route 685 Healesville to Lilydale, Route 686 Healesville – Badger Creek, and Route 687 Healesville – Chum Creek.

You’ll see:

  • improved service levels on Route 685
  • increased services from Healesville to Lilydale every day of the week
  • removal of complicated route deviations, making timetables simpler and easier to understand
  • improved reliability for Route 684 users due to a shortened route, with every trip also serving Coldstream and running to Chirnside Park Shopping Centre

Route 684 passengers to the Melbourne CBD will transfer to train services at the brand-new Lilydale Station saying goodbye to traffic jams and congestion delays

  • a one-seat ride to Lilydale Station for residents near Healesville Sanctuary and Badger Creek
  • better connections to Healesville Sanctuary for passengers coming from Melbourne
  • a more seamless transfer between bus and train services at Lilydale Station.

The final changes to the Yarra Valley bus network will be introduced in late 2022.