Get moving with the Open Road

Save time and money with the Open Road, the only co-logistics service designed for ethical food producers, food hubs and retail stores.

Rent space in one of our vans and our drivers will take it where it needs to go.

Where we deliver: 

North EastWangaratta to Melbourne via Benalla and Euroa

CentralMoama to Melbourne via Kyabram and connections west into the Central Highlands (see map for details). 

Gippsland – This route covers a huge area, from the Prom Coast to Sale.

 

Victorian Farmers using the Open Road.

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How it works

 

Send and receive goods on the Open Road in three easy steps:

    1. Set up an account: Whether you’re a producer wanting to send goods, a retailer organising supply transport, or a community food hub wanting to list as a delivery destination, you’ll need to start by creating an account.

 

    1. Lodge an order. Access our online order lodgement form via the Open Road User Portal (login provided on account set up). Place orders by 12 noon one business day before pick-up.

 

  1. Move food on the Open Road. If you are sending goods you’ll need to pack and label boxes before dropping them off at a depot. If you are receiving goods they will be delivered to the address you have provided.

 

Open Road service has given me back some time for doing the small things that are important for my family.

Being a small producer means that you do everything to get produce to the end user. Open Road has taken the load off the delivery process. The team are responsible, responsive and a pleasure to deal with.

Linda McKenzie

STRATHBOGIE GOAT

Why choose us?

 

SCALEABLE LOGISTICS

Save time and money by only paying for the space you need.    

EXPERIENCED DRIVERS

Our drivers are growers and makers and handle your products with care. 

REAL CONNECTIONS

Connect with businesses using the Open Road service. 

“I love what Open Road is doing. There are many small farmers like myself who would otherwise be making multiple trips in private vehicles. So much more efficient to have the open road vans combining many small loads into a few larger ones.

Plus Open Road have been super positive and helpful to deal with.  I feel they understand we producers, and our needs.”

David Arnold

Murrnong Farm

OUR ROUTES

There are three Open Road routes in Victoria, and all of them connect via the Melbourne Farmers’ Markets Hub in Alphington, so it is possible for products originating in the North East to travel along the Gippsland or Central routes and vice versa.

Zoom in on the map below to see all of our route details, or click on the tabs to find specific details about each route.

Please zoom in to view the map.

The North East route ties in with the Central route, covering a large area from Bendigo to as far north as Echuca/ Moama and Shepparton and traveling to the Metro Melbourne Region weekly.

Schedule: 

Tuesdays: We pick up food in Kyabram and take it to Euroa where it can be taken further on Wednesday.  

Wednesdays: Our driver Nelly picks up food in Wangaratta, Benalla and Euroa. This connects with the Central route, or can be delivered to Alphington, Woodend, Gisborne, Trentham, Daylesford and Castlemaine. 

 

The Central route ties in with the North East, covering a large area from Bendigo to as far north as Echuca/ Moama and Shepparton and traveling to the Metro Melbourne Region weekly.

Schedule: 

Tuesdays: We pick up food in Kyabram and take it to Euroa where it can be taken further on Wednesday.  

Wednesdays: Our driver Jo picks up food in Kyabram and delivers it to Bendigo and Heathcote. This can connect to the North East Route which delivers to Alphington, Woodend, Gisborne, Trentham, Daylesford and Castlemaine. 

The Gippsland route covers a large area, running from Rosedale to Warragul and the Prom Coast to the south and the Melbourne Farmers Market in Alphington, where it can connect with the North East and Central routes.

Schedule: 

Mondays: We pick up food in Rosedale and take it through Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Trafalgar and Yarragon, Warragul, Korumburra, Leongatha, Meeniyan, Inverloch, Loch, Korumburra and Leongatha, past Foster and Toora and out to Port Albert if needed.

Tuesdays: We have two vans in operation.

One travels from Rosedale through to Bairnsdale, Sale, and then out to Warragul.

The second van starts in Baxter and delivers to Koo Wee Rup, Warragul, and then into Melbourne metro for deliveries. Deliveries can then take place across Wednesdays and Thursdays in Melbourne with our partner carriers. 

Thursday:  Goods can be collected in Melbourne and delivered to Warragul by arrangement.

PRICING

The Open Road is a cost-effective way to send and receive food products all around Victoria.

There are multiple depots available on each route where goods can be delivered to or collected from. To find out where your nearest depot is you will need to setup an account. 

Prices displayed are for up to 3 boxes/ parcels weighing a maximum of 20 Kgs each.

GET STARTED TODAY

 Fill in the below form to get started on the Open Road or click here to find answers to common questions about the service.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You can view our Frequently Asked Questions page here. 

Terms and conditions of service are avaliable here.

For specific enquiries, please fill in the below form.

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