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Travelling in Victoria this summer

06 Jan 2020

This summer, Victoria is experiencing bushfires of an unprecedented scale.

Conditions can and do change rapidly.

Whilst this is a time of year that many people travel to explore Victoria and spend time with family and friends, the safety of all Victorians and visitors is paramount.

If you are planning on travelling in Victoria during this time, make sure you are informed and prepared before you go.

Where possible, train, coach and bus services will operate, but unplanned disruptions may occur. This may result in cancellation of services, route deviation, replacement services or timetable changes.

If disruptions occur, you may need to transfer to another mode of transport. Be aware there is limited space for bikes on V/Line trains and coach replacement services.

Before you go

When you are travelling

  • Regularly check the VicEmergency app and website for up-to-date information
  • Listen to ABC or local radio for warnings and travel advice
  • Communicate any changes in your travel plans to your friends and family
  • Keep informed of public transport disruption information via the PTV website, apps or Twitter.
  • Keep informed of road closures via the VicTraffic website or download the VicTraffic app for iOS or Android.

Other information

If you need additional assistance or information, call 1800 800 007 6am to midnight (all night Friday and Saturday).

In case of emergency, always call 000.