These are extraordinary times. Some extraordinary measures have been taken to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and save lives.

The tracks into La Larr Ba Gauwa Park are physically accessible as per usual, but some government restrictions are in place. So:

  • get tested and isolate if you are unwell
  • only travel to the park if current government restrictions permit it
  • adhere to the current rules regarding masks, distance, camping and gatherings
  • refer to for up-to-date advice on caravan access and campground closures
  • refer to for up-to-date advice about Victoria’s health situation and directives on travel and gatherings.

The trails at La Larr Ba Gauwa are accessible, but only inasmuch as state government policies allow transit to the site. Get up-to-date advice on Victoria’s COVID-19 travel restrictions from the website of the Department of Health.

As directed by the Chief Health Officer Victoria, these measures remain important to reduce the risks to public health in the Victorian community. Of course, advice is subject to change and updates may be available at the website.

If you do ride the Harcourt Mountain Bike Trails, continue to observe the current rules of assembly and social distance. If you’re riding with members of your household unit, take care of one another. If you ride solo, make sure someone knows where you are, where you’re going and when you expect to return.


Compliance with Chief Health Officer directives is enforceable under the section 203 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and penalties apply.

Inspections will be carried out by DELWP and Parks Victoria staff and Local Government authorised officers, plus Victorian Police may enforce the directions through spot checks.

Community members can raise concerns about compliance with directions through the Police Assistance Line (PAL) on 131 444.


No matter where you ride or who you ride with, stay well within your comfort zone. Accidents that require medical attention are never great, but could be particularly problematic in the current situation.


This website is maintained by volunteers and may not have the latest information on this fast-evolving situation. Keep up to date with information as it is published:

  • refer to for up-to-date advice on park closures
  • refer to for up-to-date advice about Victoria’s health situation and directives on travel and gatherings.

We appreciate your support and compliance to protect public health.