Getting there

Whether you're travelling interstate or from overseas, Victoria has a multitude of transport options to get you here - by air, bus, train, car or boat.


By Air

Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML), colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia. It is located 23 kilometres (14 miles) north of the city centre, adjacent to the suburb of Tullamarine and operates without any curfew 24/7.

The airport features direct flights to 33 domestic destinations and to destinations in the Pacific, Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

Avalon Airport (IATA: AVV, ICAO: YMAV) is located in Avalon, Victoria 50 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of the state capital Melbourne and 15 km (9 mi) north-east of the city of Geelong.  Avalon is currently served by passenger airline Jetstar Airways, which began domestic flights in 2004. AirAsia  direct flights between Avalon Airport and Kuala Lumpur are currently suspended due to the impact of Covid.

From Airport to Sandringham

Cost effective - catch the SkyBus (Peninsula Express) from Melbourne Airport to Southland Shopping Centre and then a local bus to Sandringham Railway Station. The yacht club is a short taxi ride from there or a 10 min walk. Alternatively (or if arriving at Avalon Airport) catch the SkyBus to Melbourne City (Southern Cross Railway Station) and then the local train to Sandringham Railway Station (30 minutes journey time, 10 minutes frequency in peak hours and 20 minutes off peak).

Buy Skybus tickets on-line at or at Melbourne Airport.

Timetable for the Sandringham Train Line can be found here:

You will need a "Myki" card to use the train system and suburban bus network. These can be purchased at hundreds of retail outlets and most railway stations across metropolitan and regional Victoria, including all 7-Eleven stores.

Fastest - catch a taxi or an Uber from Melbourne or Avalon Airports direct to the yacht club. Approximate cost AUD $100 / $140 respectively.

By Bus

Interstate buses arrive in Melbourne at Southern Cross Station located in the Melbourne central business district. From there connections can be made to the Melbourne Metro Train network including the Sandringham Train (30 minutes journey time, 10 minutes frequency in peak hours and 20 minutes off peak), or taxi or Uber.

By Car

The SYC street address is: Jetty Road, Sandringham, Victoria, 3191.

Latitude, Longitude: -37.945591, 144.996978

Google Maps Plus Code: 3X3W+J8 Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

Car parking arrangements will be advised in the Notice of Race.

By Boat

Passenger ships dock at Port Melbourne. This includes all cruise liners and the "Spirit of Tasmania" car/passenger ferry which shuttles between Melbourne and Davenport.

Connections from Port Melbourne can be made via Taxi, Uber and a light rail system to the Melbourne central business district.

Exploring Melbourne

Melbourne has an extensive public transport system and road network.

Melbourne's train system, Melbourne Metro, operates a frequent rail service between Flinders Street station in the Melbourne central business district and Sandringham via Hampton.

A number of bus services stop at the Sandringham railway station. These provide access to both Southland and Chadstone regional shopping centres.

Bicycles can be hired, Taxis are available and Uber ride sharing is active throughout Melbourne.