Class 2 & 3 Controlled Access Buses

View Victoria’s network maps if you’re driving a controlled access bus.

All authorised heavy vehicle road network maps are now published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, through the NHVR National Network Map.

View the NHVR National Network Map (External link)

To ease the industry’s transition to the National Maps, Victoria’s heavy vehicle network maps will continue to be updated on the VicRoads’ website in the short-term.

View the Class 2 & 3 Controlled Access Bus network map (External link)Controlled Access Bus

Victoria’s Class 2 & 3 gazetted Controlled Access Bus approved routes.


Roads not shown as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) require road manager approval for access by permit, with the exception of signed detours. This map is deemed to include any detour around a road closure on a gazetted road, provided it is marked with detour signage. 

Operators must also comply with mass and height clearance restrictions as indicated by symbols (red dots for mass and orange diamonds for height)

Relevant NHVR notices and documents:

National Class 2 Bus Authorisation Notice 2024 (No. 1)

National Class 3 Bus Rear Overhang Dimension Exemption Notice 2024 (No.1)

National Controlled Access Bus Operator’s Guide

Australian Capital Territory and Victoria Heavy Vehicle Standards (Bus Bicycle Rack) Exemption Notice 2021 (No.1) [ PDF 659 Kb] (External link)

Alpine area access for buses information sheet May 2024

For all road closures, traffic alerts, roadworks and detours, or events causing road closures and/or detours, this Planned & Unplanned Disruptions map layer should be applied to the heavy vehicle network intended for use.  

Heavy vehicles map layers toggle box

NOTE: The route to be used must also be checked prior to travel. The Disruptions data will be viewable on the HV map network you are checking by toggling on once in the highlighted layers widget above the information panel.

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