Better bus services for region

Armstrong Creek, Charlemont and Torquay residents will soon have access to more frequent, fast and reliable services with a new bus network announced.

Minister for Public and Active Transport Gabrielle Williams announced on Monday, May 13, that the new bus network would be introduced in June.

Ms Williams said the new network would give the community and visitors more reasons to leave their cars at home.

“Across Victoria we are delivering a modern and more efficient bus network so that more people choose to take the bus,” she said.

“The new bus network will provide more bus services, more often, to both existing and new growth areas in Torquay, Charlemont and Armstrong Creek.”

The network will feature improved connections to key locations like Torquay Beach, Belmont High Street, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, the Geelong or Marshall Stations and Portarlington Ferry.

The community can access an extra 500 weekly bus services and new services between Geelong and Torquay, Marshall Station and Jan Juc, and Marshall Station and Torquay.

Links between Torquay, Armstrong Creek and Geelong will also be strengthened with a regular and direct service to Geelong’s Moorabool Street, with the expanded network offering increased evening and weekend hours.

The new network design follows extensive community consultation and includes the installation of 54 new accessible bus stops to provide better access to users in wheelchairs or with mobility aids.

School bus networks will be improved to service Bellarine Secondary College and St Ignatius College, with Oberon High School also receiving more services.

Visit for the new routes’ timetables and information.