Port of Melbourne Networks

View Victoria's network maps if you're driving a Container Vehicle around the Port of Melbourne Container network, a Super B-double on one of the 4 Super B-double networks, or operating under the Port Low Loader Scheme.

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.

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. 

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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.

View the Port of Melbourne Container Routes network map (External link)Container truck

Melbourne’s Class 3 gazetted Container Vehicle Routes in the Port of Melbourne precinct.  This map shows all approved arterial and Port of Melbourne-managed roads in the precinct that semi-trailers, transporting containers at up to 48 tonnes, can use. 

Roads not shown as approved (green) 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.

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

Relevant NHVR notice:

Victoria Class 3 Prime Mover and Semi-Trailer (Transport of Containers) Exemption Notice 2023 (No.1)(External link) (PDF)

Image of flat rack container on a low loader

View the Port Low Loader Scheme network map

Victoria’s Class 3 Port Low Loader Scheme pre-approved network map shows approved arterial, Port of Melbourne and Melbourne City Council-managed roads in the precinct that Class 3 heavy vehicles transporting flat racks and open top containers can use. Unlike gazetted networks, annual permits, obtained from the NHVR, are required to operate heavy vehicles on this network, regardless of whether the desired route appears on the map. 

Roads shown on the network as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) are pre-approved for annual permit access, as are all signed detours or routes along which you might be directed by an authorised officer.

Roads not shown as green or orange, with the exception of signed detours, require road manager approval for access by permit.

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

Relevant NHVR information sheet:

Victoria’s Port Low Loader Scheme [PDF 568 Kb]

Image of a Super B Double truckView the Super B-Doubles network map

Victoria’s four Class 3 Super B-Double pre-approved network maps show pre-approved arterial and local council managed roads these vehicles can use. Unlike gazetted networks, permits, obtained from the NHVR, are required to operate heavy vehicles on this network, regardless of whether the desired route appears on the map.

The four pre-approved networks for Super B-Double combinations, operating at up to 117.0 tonnes gross mass, 4.3 metres high, 2.5 metres wide, and 30 metres long, are:

  • Vehicle Combination 1. Tri-Axle and Tri-axle Super B-Double combinations up to 101.0 tonnes
  • Vehicle Combination 2. Quad-axle and Quad-axle Super B-Double combinations up to 108.0 tonnes
  • Vehicle Combination 3. Quad-axle and Tri-axle Super B-Double combinations up to 109.0 tonnes
  • Vehicle Combination 4. Quad-axle and Quad-axle Super B-Double combinations up to 117.0 tonnes

Roads shown on the network as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) are pre-approved for permit access, as are all signed detours or routes along which you might be directed by an authorised officer.

Roads not shown as green or orange, with the exception of signed detours, require road manager approval for access by permit.

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

Relevant NHVR information sheet

Victoria’s Super B-Double Network Information Sheet [PDF 296 Kb]

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