Road Closures and Changes

From time to time road works and/or large projects require the partial or complete closure of roads within the Alpine Shire.

Road Closures

Visit VicRoads for all up-to-date road closures. Emergencies can quickly result in the closure of roads - before you travel, ensure your route is clear.

Use multiple sources to stay informed

Dargo High Plains Road

The Dargo High Plains Road will re-open from 12pm Friday, 3 November 2023. 

As a direct result of the recent road, drainage, and security upgrades, the road has an earlier-than-usual planned reopening. Minor roadworks will continue to take place until Friday, 17 November.
We ask that all travelers adhere to traffic management and drive to road conditions. 

Bogong High Plains Road

Refer to the Department of Transport for the most up-to-date information on this road.

Brighter Days Festival 2024

The following roads will be closed for short periods to allow the safe staging of this event in Bright:

Sunday 3 March to Monday 12 March 2024

  • No vehicle access through Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve from Cobden St to Coronation Ave

Friday 9 March to Sunday 11 March 2024

  • Cobden Street closed at the intersection of Hawthorn Lane - Local access only.
  • Speed reduction is in place throughout the event area and Coronation Ave

Event parking will enter via gates on Coronation Ave near Churchill Ave – No access for vehicles from Cobden Street


Regular buses will run on Friday evening and all day Saturday & Sunday between Porepunkah, Harrietville, and Wandiligong to the event precinct. Routes are posted on the Brighter Days Facebook page and on the website A nominal charge applies.

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2024

Date: Sunday 10th March 2024

Route: Loop Ride – Falls Creek to Falls Creek via Mount Beauty, Harrietville, Dinner Plain, Omeo, and Anglers Rest

Distance: 235km

Riders: 2000 approx.

In addition to the restricted vehicle access detailed below, there will be changed traffic conditions in the area which may include speed reductions, presence of traffic controllers, etc.

The treatments, which take into consideration the safety of all road users, have been implemented following extensive consultation with the Council, VicRoads, and Victoria Police.

The following areas of restricted vehicle access will be in place:

Road Name

Closure Type



Road Closing

Road Re-opening

Bogong High Plains Road

Full Road Closure

Falls Creek to Mount Beauty

Closed to all vehicles, except Emergency Services and official event vehicles

5:30 am

9:00 am

Tawonga Gap Road

Full Road Closure

Tawonga to Germantown

Closed to all vehicles, except Emergency Services and official event vehicles

6:30 am

10:30 am

Great Alpine Road

Full Road Closure

Harrietville to Hotham Heights

Closed to all vehicles, except Emergency Services and official event vehicles

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Bogong High Plains Road

Full Road Closure

Bogong High Plains Road turnoff to Falls Creek

Closed to all vehicles, except Emergency Services and official event vehicles

12:00 pm

8:30 pm















Buffalo Stampede

FROM 6.00pm FRIDAY 22 MARCH TO 6.00pm SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2024

Traffic controllers will be in place to manage competitors crossing roads at the following locations:

  • Coronation Ave at Pioneer Lane, Bright
  • Buckland Valley Hwy at Eggelston / Harris Lanes, Buckland Valley

Speed reductions will be in place at various points on Mt Buffalo Road.

Prepare for delays and watch for competitors on the course in these areas.

Road and Bridge Works

The Council has a regular schedule of road and bridge management works to ensure the Alpine Shire's vital infrastructure is maintained, along with many major road and bridge projects—Contact the Council's Asset Maintenance team for more information.

You can learn more about what is planned on the Regional Roads Victoria website at or call the hotline at 133 778.






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