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ANZAC Day Services
On Tuesday 25th of April, McHarry's will be operating the following services...

Queen's Birthday Services
On Monday 12th of June, McHarry's will be operating the following services...

Gateway Plaza Diversion
Due to the shopping centre extending, the bus interchange has been moved...

ANZAC Day Geelong
On ANZAC Day, all Geelong services will need to deviate between 10.30am and 12pm...

Drysdale Diversion
On ANZAC Day, route 60 and 61 will need to deviate....

Portarlington Diversion
On ANZAC Day, route 60 will need to deviate....

Point Lonsdale Diversion
On ANZAC Day, route 56 will need to deviate....

ANZAC Torquay Dawn Services Buses
On the 25th of April, McHarry's will operate the following services to and from the Dawn Service in Torquay...








Train Timetables





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Route 61 Geelong to Drysdale via Leopold, Clifton Springs

Route 61 travels between Geelong and Drysale via Leopold and Clifton Springs. Route 60 - Geelong to St Leonards via Drysdale & Portarlington also services between Geelong and Drysdale via Portarlington Rd. Bellarine Hwy and then does the Leopold loop. Route 32 - Geelong to Leopold also services Leopold via Bellarine Hwy. Route 56 - Geelong to Queenscliff via Ocean Grove also services Bellarine Hwy.

Service Information
Route Map
Weekday Timetable Saturday Timetable Sunday Timetable


Route 61 public timetables are available via the PTV web site at
61 at Public Transport Victoria - select the correct timetable. New timetables started on 29th of January.


See below for:

Route map
Description of route
Customers please note
Major stops
Network Map


Route map

route 77 map
Click on image for a clearer copy


Description of route

Route 61 – Geelong to Drysdale

Departs Geelong Station and runs via Railway Tce, Mercer St, Malop St, Moorabool St, Ryrie St, Sydney Pde, Ormond Rd, Queenscliff Rd (Bellarine Hwy), Melaluka Rd, Gateway Plaza, Melaluka Rd, Queenscliff Rd (Bellarine Hwy), Simons Rd, Dorothy St, Christies Rd, Drysdale Rd (Portarlington Rd), Jetty Rd, Centennial Bvd (Curlewis Shopping Centre),Jetty Rd, Bay Shore Av, Beacon Pt Rd, Dandarriga Dr, Narawi Av, Thamballina Rd, Beacon Pt Rd, Clifton Springs Rd and High St (Portarlington Rd) to Drysdale Village Shopping Centre in High St at the corner of Eversley St, Drysdale.

Route 61 – Drysdale to Geelong

Departs Drysdale terminus in High St and runs via High St (Portarlington Rd), Clifton Springs Rd, Beacon Pt Rd, Thamballina Rd, Narawi Av, Dandarriga Dr, Beacon Pt Rd, Bay Shore Av, Jetty Rd, Centennial Bvd (Curlewis Shopping Centre), Jetty Rd, Drysdale Rd (Portarlington Rd), Christies Rd, Dorothy St, Simons Rd, Queenscliff Rd (Bellarine Hwy), Melaluka Rd, Gateway Plaza, Melaluka Rd, Queenscliff Rd (Bellarine Hwy), Ormond Rd, Sydney Pde, Ryrie St, Moorabool St, Malop St, Mercer St and Railway Tce to Geelong Station.


Customers please note

  • Buses operate to a Saturday timetable on public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday when a Sunday timetable shall apply.

  • From time to time, bus schedules may change or be delayed without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • wheelchair symbol

    Services marked with this symbol are operated by wheelchair accessible vehicles except in unforeseen circumstances. This may not apply on school holidays, please contact McHarry's Buslines on 5223 2111 to confirm. Click here for more details of our wheelchair services.



Major stops

1. Geelong Station
2. Moorabool St bus interchange (between Malop St and Ryrie St)
3. Geelong Hospital - Ryrie St
4. Newcomb Shopping Centre, Bellarine Hwy
5. Gateway Plaza Shopping Centre, Leopold
6. Highland Way at Christies Rd, Leopold
7. Curlewis Shopping Centre, Drysdale
8. Drysdale Village SC - High St (near the corner of Eversley St)

See a route map of the above major stops

Bellarine Network Map from 21st of June 2015

Geelong Network Map

Geelong Network Map
Click on map to download a pdf version




Customer tips when using Public Transport

When using our services, we want you to be safe. Here are some tips that may assist you in making your trip more enjoyable.

Customer information tools
There is a range of handy mobile and online tools available to help you access public transport information wherever you are in Victoria

Bus Safety
There are a number of things that you can do to make your bus journey safer and more secure.

Travelling with Children
Public transport is a fun and easy way to travel around Geelong with children. Children aged three years and under travel for free right across Victoria.

When travelling with a pram, hold on to the pram and make sure your child is strapped in securely. Apply the brake to prevent it from rolling.

Large Print Timetables
If you require a large print timetable, they are available free of charge via Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight).

Waiting for the bus

Get to the bus stop early, and get your myki ready. Stand back from the curb and wait for the bus to arrive. When you see your bus approaching, wave to the driver so it is clear you want this bus. Approach the curb once the bus has completely stopped and customers have finishing getting off the bus.

On the bus

Watch your step and hold the handrail as you board the bus. Keep both feet flat on the floor when standing.

Sit down as soon as you can. Safely store your bags to reduce trip hazards. Vacate the priority area is someone with special needs requires it. Assist or let the driver know if help is needed.

Be respectful to the bus driver and don't distract them while they are driving. They have an important job to drive the bus safely.

If the bus is crowded, move towards the rear.

Give the driver plenty of notice when approaching your stop by pressing the button early.

After the bus

Remove your headphones so you can be completely aware of your surroundings. Never cross the road until the bus has moved away and you can see clearly.


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