The site for VG2018 is:

Gilwell Scout Park is located on Gembrook-Launching Place Road, Gembrook, in the Dandenong Ranges, just over 70km east of Melbourne, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes drive.

One (1) trailer per unit may be left at the campsite attached to a car for the whole weekend - you cannot exit the camp until after the camp closes on Sunday afternoon.  See the Conditions of Entry for full details.

Travel Options:

Drive:   About 1 hour 30 minutes from Melbourne, see Map below.

Option 1: Take the M3 out of Melbourne, then take the Ringwood bypass, turning left onto the Maroondah Highway through Lilydale, then onto the Warburton Highway, turning right onto Lusatia Park Road in Woori Yallock, then turning right onto the Gembrook-Launching Place Road until you get to Gilwell.

Option 2: You can travel along the M1 getting off at Wellington Road, then onto C412 Belgrave-Gembrook Road. Turn left onto Gembrook-Launching Place Road in Gembrook until you get to Gilwell.

Public Transport:   Catch a train from Melbourne to Ferntree Gully Station (about 1 hour), then the VG Shuttle Bus to Gembrook (about 30 minutes - at an extra cost).

  • You will need to look up the  trains timetable to work out what time the trains are getting into Ferntree Gully so that you are able to co-ordinate with your bus pick up time.
  • There will be Scouting personnel at Ferntree Gully Station to direct you to the VG bus pick up area.
  • If you miss your train or it is delayed, make sure to ring VG admin on 0409 123 043 to let them know so that they can reorganise your bus seat.

Shuttle Bus:

Please note: you will need to book and pay for the VG Shuttle Bus as part of the registration process by 25 November 2018.

Book early, as the bus only seats 40 passengers per trip.  If travelling as a Unit, please endeavour to make sure all your members are booked on the same bus.

The cost of taking the shuttle bus from Ferntree Gully Station to Gilwell on the Friday night, or from Gilwell to Ferntree Gully on the Sunday is as follows:

1 trip (either Friday or Sunday):   $10.00 each way
2 trips (Friday and Sunday) :   $15.00 for both

Bus times:

Friday night from Ferntree Gully:   6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm. Extra shuttles will be added if needed.

Sunday afternoon from Gilwell:   12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

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