The checkpoint will be operating from midday Thursday till Monday. Remember there is no access to the site until midday Thursday, so do not turn up earlier than this.
Take the Western Highway [M8] past Ballarat and continue on till you reach Beaufort [about 30 minutes past Ballarat]. This is your last stop for food, drinks, petrol, etc so stock up.
Just as you enter the town turn right at the traffic lights (Lawrence St). Follow this road over the train tracks and as it veers to the right headed towards Lexton.
Travel for around 15kms then watch for signs and slow down to make a left turn. Drive carefully down this road until you reach the checkpoint. All turns will be clearly marked.
Total travel time is under 2 hours from Melbourne.
Drive to Melbourne. Get onto Western Highway (via Western Ring Road) heading for Ballarat. Follow instructions as from Melbourne.
Take the freeway heading for Melbourne. Pass through Ararat. About 30 minutes past Ararat, you will be approaching Beaufort. Look for the traffic lights at Lawrence St just after the main strip of shops, turn left here and follow instructions as from Melbourne.