Heavy vehicle map networks in Victoria

This page contains links to, and important information about, Victoria’s heavy vehicle road network maps. Please note that new heavy vehicle networks will be added to this page as they are developed. 

These network maps only display roads that have been assessed for heavy vehicle access. Roads not shown as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) require road manager approval for access by permit, with the exception of signed detours, or if directed by an authorised officer. Operators must check the VicRoads website for road closures and road conditions prior to travel to ensure clear passage. 

For all current/short term road closures, traffic alerts, roadworks and detours, or events causing road closures and/or detours, the VicTraffic map should be checked prior to travel by clicking on the linked map on right hand side panel.

Visit the Department of Transport website for information on the Principal Freight Network, a planning tool and strategic network of current and recognised future freight places and connecting movement corridors (road and rail) which are nationally, state and/or regionally significant.

It gives certainty to industry and communities on the preferred routes for freight movements, and significant places that will handle, store and distribute freight both now and in the future.

Our Maps Are Open Source 

Department of Transport-Victoria believes that government data should be easy to find, access, use and share. In line with the Victorian government's DataVic Access Policy, and in conjunction with Data.Vic.gov.au, DoT’s heavy vehicle and general mapping data is freely available as open source to all heavy vehicle network users.  

This data can be found at DoT's Open Data.  For heavy vehicle networks click on “Networks”.  You’ll find there information ranging from approved and restricted roads, structures, rail crossings, and height clearances.  The data can also be download into a format that suits your needs including excel spreadsheet, KML or as a shapefile.

Links to this information can also be found via each of DoT's 35+ heavy vehicle maps.  The data links appear as hyperlinks at the bottom of the information panel to the right side of the screen when you open each of the individual heavy vehicle maps.


image of structure iconRestricted structures are represented by red dots which must not be crossed. Conditionally approved structures are represented by orange dots which can be crossed, but only if the attached conditions are followed. Click on orange dots (or the red or orange roads beneath structures) to view relevant conditions of use for the structure in question, such as mass limits and/or, if applicable, speed, positioning and pilot requirements. 

Rail Crossings

image of rail crossing iconsRestricted rail crossings are represented by red symbols and must not be crossed. Conditionally approved rail crossings are represented by orange symbols which can be crossed, but only if the attached conditions are followed. Click on the symbol to view relevant information such as conditions of access or contact details for access approval requests if required. Zoom in to street level to view all rail crossing symbols.

Height Clearance

Image of a yellow triangle with black tips on the top and bottom point.Height clearance under overhead arterial structures is represented by orange symbols with numbers indicating the minimum height clearance in metres available for a vehicle to access a structure safely. Click on the symbol to view additional information such as direction and height variations. Zoom in to street level to view height clearance symbols. View the Height clearance on roads page for additional information or go straight to the Height clearance map for height clearances across all networks. 

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