Surf Coast Events - 2023 - 2026.

Surf Coast events attract both residents and visitors to the area, enabling us to see some of the best artists and sport people in the world.  How lucky are we.  

Surf Coast - Torquay Beach - Lorne - Events for Everyone

Surf Coast Events along the Great Ocean Road – Image : Alexander Shore Photography

The Surf Coast is a vibrant community consisting of businesses, residents and visitors who love working, staying and just about everything going on in this area.  Creatives are everywhere and have lots of opportunities to show off their craft. Businesses offer both residents and visitors all that they need to live well.  Sports men and women love the challenges that the landscape provides.

We’ve also included details where events operate close to Geelong and Ballarat.  

Surf Coast Events and Community Markets coming up : 

Amy's Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo

When does it start and end ?

9-10 Sept 2023

Where is it taking place ?


More details :

Amy’s Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo is a road bike cycling event category gran fondo in Australia, state Victoria. The edition Amy’s Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo 2023 is part of the circuit UCI Gran Fondo World Series and will take place on Sunday 10 September 2023 with departure in Lorne, Victoria.

Amy’s Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo is offering 3 routes (130, 45, 14 km) for road bike

Rip Curl Pro - Bells Beach - 2024

Learn to Surf at Torquay Back Beach along the Great Ocean Road

Surfing Championship – Bells Beach

When does it start ?

Usually held around the Easter weekend on an annual basis – 4-14 April, 2024

Where is it taking place ?

Takes place at Bells Beach, about a 15 minute drive from Torquay, Victoria. 

Great Ocean and Otway Classic Ride

The Great Ocean and Otway Classic ride is a recreational and cycling event on the Great Ocean Road. 

When does it start ?

27 April 2024

Where is it taking place ?

Starts and finishes in Torquay

More details :

Ride a fully closed Great Ocean Road. 

Local Markets

Torquay Market

When does it start ?

Every Saturday morning 8am – 1pm

Where is it taking place ?

In Torquay, at the Surf Coast Shire Office carpark

Winchelsea Community Market

When does it start ?

The first Sunday of each month. 

Where is it taking place ?

Winchelsea Shire Hall.

Torquay Cowrie Market

When does it start ?

The first Saturday of each month, September through to April each year. 

Where is it taking place ?

The Torquay Esplanade

Your feedback

There is so much to see and do as a local, along the Great Ocean Road. Do you have any additional info to provide on events you want to attend or you’ve participated in ?   We also would love any feedback on the info we have provided.  Constructive feedback is always welcome. 

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About us : Great Ocean Road Locals

The Great Ocean Road Locals Business Directory was born when we tried to find local businesses to work on our Torquay-based property, but there was no easy-to-use online directory to achieve this. So we set out to create one to make it convenient and quick for businesses to be found online; and for residents, holiday home owners and visitors to connect with local business owners.

Who we are

We have a closed Facebook group, to connect like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners who will encourage and inspire one another in a supportive environment. Join our group if you are a business owner, and you’ll immediately identify with the diverse group of owners there, who have the opportunity to connect with one another.

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