Changed Traffic Conditions

Each year, a limited number of major events require changed traffic conditions. This can include full or partial road closures for on-road events and/or diversions to assist with traffic flow for large scale events such as the Rip Curl Pro.

Road closures require the approval of multiple agencies, including Council, Regional Roads Victoria (Department of Transport) and Victoria Police.

Part of our commitment to minimising the impact on our residents and local business operators, is to give as much notification as possible, by working with event organisers to ensure they are well informed and aware of any changed traffic conditions.

Notification of changed traffic conditions can include:

  • Letters to residents along the event route
  • Advance notification signage placed along the event route
  • Banner alert on this Surf Coast Events website
  • Electronic VMS signage placed along the event route
  • Advertisements in local papers
  • Community information sessions


Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.