Seasonal road closures
Many roads and tracks are closed to vehicle traffic each year. These tracks are closed to vehicles for visitor safety, to maintain water quality and prevent erosion during the wetter months as rain and snow softens the tracks, making them vulnerable to damage.
Seasonal road closures generally operate from the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions.
2016 Seasonal road closuresThe majority of seasonal road closures for 2016 will commence on Thursday 16 June 2016 (the Thursday after the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June) and finish on Thursday 27 October 2016 (the Thursday before the Melbourne Cup Day long weekend). Some tracks are subject to early closures and some tracks extend past the general closure period up until the end of November.
Early seasonal road closures
Early seasonal road closures apply to areas within the Alpine National Park, Baw Baw National Park, Bunyip State Park, Great Otway National Park, Mount Samaria State Park, Reef Hills State Park and Yarra Ranges National Park from 1 May 2015. See the maps below for locations of the closures.
Early 2016 Seasonal closure maps
2016 Seasonal closure maps
For further information visitors are advised to contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963 or the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
09 May 2016
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