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Avalon Airport is situated on the Princes Freeway, between Melbourne and Geelong. The site is well marked and access is easy.

From Melbourne
Avalon is about 55kms along the Princes Freeway from the West Gate Bridge.

From Tullamarine Airport
Take the Tullamarine Freeway to the Western Ring Road and then travel west along the Princes Freeway towards Geelong

From Avalon Airport (Jetstar Terminal)
An internal transport service will be available to carry passengers from the Avalon Jetstar terminal to the Airshow site.

From Geelong
Avalon is about 18kms along the Princes Freeway. Signs will direct you to the turn off and ample parking is available.

Thrifty is the Official Supplier of Hire Cars for the 2009 Event. Please visit their website for further information.

By Train

V/Line fares to Avalon Airport during Australian International Airshow
(10 - 15 March 2009)
From Melbourne to Avalon Airport (return)
includes Metropolitan Zone 1 & 2 travel
Adults: $16.00
Concession/Child: $11.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $43.00
From Geelong to Avalon (return)
includes Geelong Transit System travel
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00
From Lara to Avalon Airport (return) – shuttle bus only
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00

From other locations in Victoria
Patrons travelling by V/Line from other locations in regional Victoria pay the applicable fare to Lara, plus the cost of the shuttle bus fare between Lara and Avalon.

V/Line tickets to Avalon during the Airshow are available for purchase from:

  • V/Line stations
  • V/Line agents
  • V/Line Call centre – 136 196
  • Premium metropolitan stations

By Bus
The bus will depart from Flinders Street outside the front of St Pauls Cathedral

Please purchase tickets through Ticketmaster  
Phone Ticketmaster: 136 100
Operator assisted calls
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 9pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Automated sales 7 days a week, 8am - 11pm
In Person: Visit your local Ticketmaster outlet
Fax Ticketmaster: +61 (0)3 9696 3012

The bus departs Melbourne:
Friday 13 March 2009: 1pm – 1.45pm

Saturday 14 March 2009 and Sunday 15 March 2009: 7.30am – 8.30am

The bus departs Avalon:
Friday 13 March 2009: 9.30pm

Saturday 14 March 2009 and Sunday 15 March 2009: 4.30pm

Bus Ticket prices are (return):
Adults: $ 30.00
Concession: $ 25.00
Child: (5-14): $20.00

By Air
Jetstar has regular scheduled flights to Avalon. For bookings and availability please visit the website An internal transport service will be available to carry passengers from the Avalon Jetstar terminal to the Airshow site.

For those passengers arriving at Tullamarine Airport there is no direct service to Avalon Airport. Patrons will need to catch an airport bus from Tullamarine to either Geelong or Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. These services are provided by Gull Bus (Tullamarine-Geelong) or Jet Bus (Tullamarine-Melbourne)

For those utilizing the Melbourne service, you will then need to catch a train from Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street) to Lara Station. A free shuttle bus operates from Lara Station to the Airshow site.

Charter Aircraft are welcome and are able to fly directly into the airshow site (times must be booked with the Organiser). Your local airport will be able to advise you if charter flights are operated in your area.

Private light aircraft may also fly direct to the Airshow. Arrival and Departure times must be booked with the Organiser. Please visit the Flying In section of our website for further information and enquires.

The events calendar in March 2009 is a busy time with several major sporting and cultural events attracting both interstate and international visitors to Victoria.

The ever stylish city of Melbourne has ample World class accommodation available to suit all budgets and location needs. Avalon Airport is just a short drive along the Princes freeway or a comfortable train ride from Southern Cross Station.

However because it is a busy month we encourage you to make your accommodation booking as soon as possible

Of course, many other accommodation options exist outside of central Melbourne, including many at provincial cities less than an hour’s drive from the Airshow site at Avalon.


Airshow host city Geelong is just 20 minutes by road from Avalon Airport and is the ideal location for anyone requiring accommodation with quick and easy access to the Airshow site.

Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city and many of its fine accommodation options are situated overlooking beautiful Corio Bay.
The city boasts a vibrant restaurant and retail precinct.

Geelong is the gateway to the Surf and Shipwreck Coasts and is also home to a number of world-class wineries and vinyaerds.

For further information visit the website here


Victoria’s historic gold city of Ballarat boasts a wide range of accommodation options and a host of world class restaurants.

It is situated 80 kilometres north west of Avalon, about one hour by car.

Ballarat was the hub of the Victorian gold rushes of the 1850s and its wide avenues and opulent public buildings reflect the extravagance and wealth of the period.

For more information visit the website here


This magnificent peninsula is home to a number of bayside villages and towns, the largest being Queenscliff.

A number of superb guest houses, hotels and boutique bed and breakfast options are situated within the precincts of this beautiful and historic town.

Queenscliff proudly displays its maritime heritage and has a fine array of restaurants, bars a cafes.

Queenscliff is east of Geelong, about 50 minutes by car from the Airshow site at Avalon.

For more information visit the website here


The Surf Coast resort town of Torquay lies less than an hour’s drive south–west of Avalon.

This popular and picturesque town offers quality accommodation at a number of hotels, motels and serviced apartments.

Each summer and autumn nearby Bell’s Beach and Jan Juc become a Mecca for surfing enthusiasts from throughout the world.

For more information visit the website here


The beautiful resort town of Lorne is about 90 minutes drive from the Airshow site at Avalon. It boasts a large number of excellent accommodation options and numerous bars and restaurants.

The drive into Lorne takes one along the Great Ocean Road and past some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in the world.

For more information visit the website here

Photographs of Queenscliff and Torquay courtesy Steve Ryan and

Accommodation Information
Geelong Otway Tourism
For information on accommodation and tourism in and around Geelong
Phone: 1800 620 888
Free call within Australia 7 days per week from 9am to 5pm.
International: +61 (0)3 5222 2900

A special airshow campsite in nearby Lara provides a place to stay during the Airshow.

Bring your own tent, caravan or campervan and enjoy the convenience of our free shuttle bus service to and from the Airshow site. The campsite will be open from Friday 6 March to Monday 16 March 2009.

All sites at the Airshow are unpowered and the use of BBQs, gas lanterns, generators and naked flame is not permitted. We can cater for tents, caravans or campervans and showers, toilets and catering facilities are also provided for your convenience.

Online bookings for the campsite are NOW CLOSED.
For bookings, please contact the campsite manager on 0409 428 533.

For further information please download the campsite general information document and the campsite regulations.

Download Campsite Information Sheet
Download Campsite Regulations
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