Located just 113 kilometres away, getting to Anglesea from Melbourne (or SA) is easy. Afterall, its landmark, the famous Great Ocean Road, cannot be missed. Coaches and rail transportation are available, as well as flights coming directly from Avalon and Tullamarine airport. There are also several air carriers (and helicopters or tiger moths!) available for your convenience if traveling from afar.

To prepare for your trip, here is some transportation information regarding Anglesea that will come in handy:

By Car

Travel-time - 1h 30m

Anglesea is 113 kilometers away from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 1hr:30mins to drive. In 2009 a Freeway Extension was built that bypassed Geelong, making your trip to Anglesea shorter.

The step by step directions below should take you there:

  • Travel from Melbourne city onto the Westgate Freeway
  • Continue onto Princes Freeway
  • Continue onto Geelong Ring Road
  • Take the exit toward A1/A10/Colac/Grovedale
  • Turn right onto Colac Road
  • Slight left onto Anglesea Rad
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Great Ocean Road

By Train

Travel-time - 1h 30m

A train operated by V/Line is available from Melbourne to Geelong or Warrnambool. To get to Anglesea, you must get a bus from Geelong's main train station.

Railway service is also available going to and coming from surrounding towns or villages - like Colac, Newport, and Winchelsea among others- in varying times but are not available 24/7. Coaches will replace trains on the evening Geelong service, depending on availability.

For train timetables, please visit

www.vline.com.au

Ph: 1800 800 007

By Bus

V/Line Services run from Geelong, through Torquay to Anglesea  every day of the week, for a bus timetable visit www.vline.com.au/Timetables/Train-coach-timetables. Locally there are V/Line services provided by McHarry's Bus Lines are available going to and coming from surrounding villages and towns of Anglesea in varying times but are also not available 24/7.

For bus and coach information contact the operator through the following:

Website: www.mcharrys.com.au

Phone: 61 +3 9619 2727 or +61 3 5223 2111

By Plane

Avalon Airport

Located just outside of Geelong and only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Avalon Airport is the closest airport to the start of the Great Ocean Road, being only a 35 minute drive from Torquay. It offers easy transport options to Geelong and Torquay as well as plenty of car hire options.

Avalon Airport currently supports budget Jetstar flights to and from Sydney, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Hobart. 

Website: www.avalonairport.com.au
Phone: +61 3 5227 9100
Toll Free: 1800 AVALON (1800 282 566)
Email: enquiries@avalonairport.com.au

 

Melbourne Airport

Also known as Tullamarine Airport, is 122 kilometers away from Anglesea. It is the second busiest airport in Australia. The Melbourne Airport is the nearest Airport to Anglesea that has both local and International flights. Jetstar, Qantas, Strategic Airlines and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers that the airport accommodates for International flights. They have several local destinations that are provided by carriers such as Rex, Jetstar, Qantas, Sywest Airlines, Tiger Airways and Virgin Australia.

Website: www.melbourneairport.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9297 1600

Our visitor information centre

The yellow and blue i sign is your passport to quality information and friendly service along the entire Great Ocean Road. Let our Anglesea Information Centre staff help you make the most of your next visit!

In Anglesea follow the white and blue i signs to our Visitor Information Centre for tips, maps, brochures and advice on how to make the most of your stay. The Centre contains a comprehensive display of local attractions, wildlife, accommodation options and more that will help bring to life the Great Ocean Road history that is woven into the fabric of the places you will visit along the way.

Located just past the bridge of the Anglesea river (if coming from Melbourne) and is on your left.

Essential services

The yellow and blue i sign is your passport to quality information and friendly service along the entire Great Ocean Road. Let our Anglesea Information Centre staff help you make the most of your next visit!

Follow the yellow and blue i signs to our Visitor Information Centre in Anglesea for tips, maps, brochures and advice on how to make the most of your stay. The Centre contains a comprehensive display of local attractions, wildlife, accommodation options and more that will help bring to life the Great Ocean Road history that is woven into the fabric of the places you will visit along the way.

Located just past the bridge of the Anglesea river (if coming from Melbourne) and is on your left.

ATM

There are two bank ATMs in Anglesea.  Commonwealth Bank at 85 Great Ocean Road and Bendigo Bank at 97 Great Ocean Road. Many of the stores accept credit cards.

Emergency Services

Anglesea Police Station is located at 55 Great Ocean Road.

For fire, ambulance or police emergencies please call 000

Petrol & Fuel

The Shell Anglesea Self Serve is located at 107 Great Ocean Road and will provide fuel for all modes of transport, plus light refreshments and snacks.

Medical Services

Surf Coast Community Health Service, McMillan Street, Anglesea. Phone:03 5260 3901

Post Office

The post office operates 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday and in located at 99 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea. Phone: 03 5263 1399.

Public Toilets

There are approximately 10 public toilets in Anglesea.

To view the locations of the facilities see the National Public Toilet Map