Heavy vehicle network maps in Victoria

This information page contains links to maps of Victoria’s heavy vehicle road networks. Please note that new Victorian heavy vehicle road networks will be added to this page as they are developed. 

Roads not shown as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) require road manager approval for access by permit, with the exception of signed detours. Operators must check the VicRoads website for road closures and road conditions prior to travel to ensure clear passage. It is permitted to travel off route if the road is marked with detour signage or if directed by an authorised officer. Restricted structures (red dots) must not be crossed while conditionally approved structures (orange dots) can be crossed, but only if attached conditions are observed. The maps only display roads that have been assessed for heavy vehicle access.

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 below.

Image of VicTraffic screenshot 

Other state heavy vehicle network maps:

New South Wales  (External link)
Queensland (External link) 
South Australia (External link)
Western Australia (External link)

Select a type of vehicle below to view the related map network.

Height Clearance:   

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

 

View the B-Double network map  (External link) 

B - double truckVictoria’s gazetted arterial and municipal roads for Class 2 B-Doubles and Class 3 B-doubles operating under Victoria's Livestock Loading Scheme. (Please note that for the purposes of this map livestock is defined as cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and goats).

Roads not shown as approved (green) or orange (approved with conditions) 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 and Victorian documents:


View the Higher Mass Limits (HML) network map (External link)

HML truckVictoria’s gazetted arterial and municipal roads for Class 2 & Class 3 heavy vehicles at Higher Mass Limits (HML). 

Roads not shown as approved (green) or orange (approved with conditions) 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)

Victoria's HML network does not allow access for:
  • Road Trains
  • 3-axle and 4-axle Truck and Dog trailer combinations 
  • Other PBS compliant combinations 
  • B-doubles that exceed 19 metres, if that route does not appear on the B-double network map.
Relevant NHVR and Victorian documents:

image of HPFV View the Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad HPFV Map (External link)  

Victoria's Class 2 Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad B-Double High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) Map shows approved roads for longer B-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 77.5 tonne. Unlike gazetted networks, annual permits, obtained from the NHVR are required to operate on this network regardless of whether the desired route appears on the map.

The 73 tonne Quad-Tri and 77.5 tonne Quad-Quad B-Double network shows roads mapped in five categories: approved (green), conditionally approved (orange), restricted (red), funded improvements (blue) and routes currently under assessment (purple).

Restricted bridges (red dot) may only be crossed at a gross mass of 68.5 tonne. Conditionally approved bridges (orange dot) can only be crossed by combinations operating at the allowed weight as described in the map.

Height restricted structures (orange diamond) must not be crossed.

The funded road improvements (broken blue line roads) will be approved for 73 tonne Quad-Tri and 77.5 tonne Quad-Quad B-Double upon completion of highway upgrades. Upon completion of routes currently under assessment, results will be published on the map.

More information regarding Victoria’s B-Double HPFV network and operating conditions can be found here [PDF,  198Kb]

To receive HPFV Mass Map updates, please subscribe to the HPFV Mass mail group. Unsubscribe from the mail group, via the unsubscribe email.   

Quad-Semi trailer imageAccess for Quad-Semi Trailers to the HPFV Mass Network

Victoria’s Class 2 Quad-Semi Trailer network of roads approved for Quad-Semi Trailers to operate at weights between 46 tonne and 50.5 tonne is the same network approved for Quad-Quad B-Doubles. Annual permits, obtained from the NHVR are required to operate on this network.

Consistent with the Quad-Quad B-Double network the roads are mapped in five categories: approved (green), conditionally approved (orange), restricted (red), funded improvements (blue) and routes currently under assessment (purple). Restricted bridges (red dot) may only be crossed at a gross mass of 46 tonne (quad-axle trailer group gross mass of 22.5 tonne).

Follow these steps to calculate the gross mass for Quad-Semi Trailers on conditionally approved bridges (orange dot): 

Step 1 Quad-Quad B-Double mass limit (refer HPFV network map) minus 23.5 tonne*

Step 2  Divide Step 1 total by 2 then add 23.5 tonne*

*23.5 tonne is the mass of the steer and drive axles of the prime mover

The reduction in gross mass for Quad-Semi Trailers under 50.5 tonne on conditionally approved bridges must be subtracted from semi-trailer quad-axle group.    

More information regarding Victoria’s Quad-Semi network and operating conditions can be found here [PDF 197Kb]

To obtain a permit to operate a Quad-Tri B-Double, Quad-Quad B-Double or Quad-Semi Trailer please submit your Class 2 permit application via the NHVR website (External link).

View the HPFV A-Double Maps (External link)

Image of HPFV A DOuble vehicleVictoria's Class 2 A-Double High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) Maps show approved roads for 30 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 85.5 tonne. Unlike gazetted networks, annual permits, obtained from the NHVR are required to operate on this network regardless of whether the desired route appears on the map.

The 85.5 tonne A-Double networks show roads mapped in five categories: approved (green), conditionally approved (orange), restricted (red), funded improvements (blue) and routes currently under assessment (purple).

Restricted bridges (red dot) may only be crossed at a gross mass of 68.5 tonne. Conditionally approved bridges (orange dot) can only be crossed by combinations operating at the allowed weight as described in the map.

Height restricted structures (orange diamond) must not be crossed.

The funded road improvements (broken blue line roads) will be approved for 85.5 tonne A-Doubles upon completion of highway upgrades. Upon completion of routes currently under assessment, results will be published on the map.

More information regarding Victoria’s A-Double HPFV networks and operating conditions can be found here [PDF 277 Kb] 

To receive HPFV Mass Map updates, please subscribe to the HPFV Mass mail group. Unsubscribe from the mail group, via the unsubscribe email.   

To obtain a permit to operate an A-Double please submit your Class 2 permit application via the NHVR website (External link).

View the Road Train network map

Road TrainVictoria’s Class 2 Road Train gazetted and permitted map network. The map shows the network in north-west Victoria that road trains can use at up to 85.0 tonnes. Roads not shown as approved (green) or shown as 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.

Find out about the VicRoads policy on the mass, dimension limits and operating conditions for Road Trains operating in the North West of Victoria [PDF 80Kb] 


Arrangements for Road Trains Transporting Hay and Feed to Drought Affected Areas in New South Wales & Queensland

In addition to the original routes shown on the gazetted and permitted Road Train Network, the route between Ouyen and Beulah has been mapped to allow Class 2 Permits of 6 months duration to operate Road Trains carting hay and feed to NSW and Queensland providing the:

  • operator specifies in their application that the hay and feed is for drought relief;

Hay

  • height of the combination, when transporting hay, does not exceed 4.6 metres;
  • width of the combination, when transporting hay, does not exceed 2.83 metres wide;
  • mass of the combination, when transporting hay, does not exceed 79.5 tonnes.
  • operator complies with the conditions detailed in Victoria's Road Train policy - including the minimum axle spacings outlined in the policy and the Operator Guide for transporting hay.

Feed

  • height of the combination, when transporting feed, does not exceed 4.3 metres;
  • length of the combination, when transporting feed, does not exceed 36.5 metres;
  • width of the combination, when transporting feed, does not exceed 2.5 metres;
  • mass of the combination, when transporting feed, does not exceed 85.5 tonnes (HML); 

Note: All permit applications must also include first mile access requests.


Relevant NHVR notice:

National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Road Train Authorisation (Notice) 2015 (No.1) (External link) (External link) (PDF)

View the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 1 network map (External link)

Mack truck and dog trailer

Victoria’s Class 2 approved Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 1 network map. This map applies to PBS Level 1 compliant 3 or 4 axle rigid trucks towing a 3 or 4 axle dog trailer operating under the National Class 2 PBS Level 1 & 2A Truck and Dog Trailer Authorisation Notice 2016 (No. 1) [PDF] (External link) (PDF) and all other PBS Level 1 compliant combinations operating under a permit.

Roads shown as approved (green) or approved with conditions (orange) are pre-approved for annual permit access, as are signed detours. This map is deemed to include any detour around a road closure on a pre-approved road, provided it is marked with detour signage. 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)


View the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2A network map (External link)Truck and trailer combination

Victoria’s Class 2 approved Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2 network map. This map applies to PBS Level 2A compliant 3 or 4 axle rigid trucks towing a 3, 4 and 5 axle dog trailer operating under the National Class 2 PBS Level 1 & 2A Truck and Dog Trailer Authorisation Notice 2016 (No. 1)[PDF] (External link) (PDF) and all other PBS Level 2A compliant combinations operating under a permit.

Roads shown as approved (green) or approved with conditions (orange) are pre-approved for annual permit access, as are signed detours. This map is deemed to include any detour around a road closure on a pre-approved road, provided it is marked with detour signage. 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)
 

Image of two B Double vehicles side by sideView the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2B (Cubic) map network (External link)

Victoria's Class 2 approved Performance Base Standards (PBS) Level 2B (Cubic) map network. Unlike gazetted networks, annual permits, obtained from the NHVR, are required to operate heavy vehicles on this 68.5 tonne limited network regardless of whether the desired route appears on the map.

This map applies to all PBS Level 2 compliant vehicles up to 30 metres long operating under permit including A - doubles.

Roads shown as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) are pre-approved for annual permit access, as are signed detours. This map is deemed to include any detour around a road closure on a pre-approved road, provided it is marked with detour signage. 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). Restricted rail crossings (red crossing symbols) must not be crossed.

To legally access conditionally approved (orange) roads with orange rail crossing symbols operators are required to seek approval from the DEDJTR Over Dimension Load Team by calling (03) 8392 7720 or 0417 054 626 or emailing [email protected]

Find out more about the VicRoads policy: Victoria's Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2B Network (Cubic) [PDF 66 Kb]

Port of Melbourne Container Routes

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 consolidated national heavy vehicle mass and dimension exemption (notice) 2014 (no. 1) (External link) (PDF)

which contains, as Schedule 1:

Victoria Class 3 Container Vehicle, Rearloader Waste Vehicle and Converter Dolly Combination Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)


Image of flat rack container on a low loaderPort Low Loader Scheme

View the Port Low Loader Scheme network map

Victoria’s Port Low Loader Scheme 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]

View the Controlled Access Bus network map (External link) Controlled Access Bus
Victoria’s Class 2 & 3 gazetted Controlled Access Bus prohibited routes. This map shows 57 Victorian arterial roads prohibited for use by controlled access buses as restricted (red) roads. 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 notices:

National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Controlled Access Bus Authorisation (Notice) 2014) (No.1) and National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Controlled Access Bus Rear Overhang Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1) (External link)

View the 2-axle SPV network map  (External link)

2 axle craneVictoria's Class 1 gazetted Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) network map for 2-axle cranes.  This map shows all approved arterial and municipal roads that operators of 2-axle cranes, such as 2-axle Pick and Carry cranes and 2-axle All Terrain (European) cranes (at up to 24.0 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 & information sheet:

National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) Amendment Notice 2017 (No. 1) (PDF, 806KB) 

Information Sheet Victorian - National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (PDF, 1MB) 

To receive 2 Axle SPV Network map updates, please subscribe to the 2 Axle SPV mail group. Unsubscribe from the mail group, via the unsubscribe email.

View the 40t SPV network map  (External link)
  
40 tonne SPVVictoria's Class 1 gazetted Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) network map for 40 tonne “truck” cranes, 40 tonne concrete pump trucks and 3-axle All Terrain (European) cranes.  This map shows all approved arterial and municipal roads that operators of 40 tonne “truck” cranes, 40 tonne concrete pump trucks and 3-axle All Terrain (European) cranes (at up to 36.0 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 notices & information sheet:

To receive 40t SPV Network map updates, please subscribe to the 40t SPV mail group. Unsubscribe from the mail group, via the unsubscribe email.

View the 4 & 5 Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane network map (External link)Four and Five axle all terrain crane

Victoria's Class 1 gazetted 4 and 5 axle All Terrain Mobile Cranes (48/60 tonnes) network map. This map shows all approved arterial and municipal roads that operators of 4 and 5 axle All Terrain Mobile Cranes (at up to 48 and 60 tonnes, respectively) 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 & document:

Victoria Class 1, 4 Axle & 5 Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2016 No.2 [PDF 818 Kb]

Victoria Class 1 4-Axle & 5-Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2018 (No.1)

To receive 4 & 5 Axle All Terrain Mobile Cranes Map updates, please subscribe to 4 & 5 Axle All Terrain Mobile Cranes mail group. Unsubscribe from the mail group, via the unsubscribe email.

Image of a OSOM vehicleView the Oversize & Overmass (OSOM) network map (External link)

Victoria's Class 1 Oversize & Overmass (OSOM) network map. This map shows all approved arterial and municipal roads that operators of low loader/dolly combinations operating under Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) [PDF 1.2Mb] (External link) (PDF) AND Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 Amendment Notice 2017 (No.1) OR Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) [PDF 1.3Mb] (External link) (PDF) can use. This is for combinations that operate up to 100.0 tonnes gross mass, 5.0 metres high, 5.0 metres wide, and 30 metres long.

Roads not shown as approved (green) or approved with conditions (orange) require road manager approval for access by a separate 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). For other highlighted structures (orange dots), the restriction applies only to combinations with a total mass between 49.6 and 100 tonnes.

The Victorian Class 1 Oversize & Overmass (OSOM) Route Access Lists [PDF, 740Kb] details areas of operation, exempted routes and prohibited routes and structures for all Class 1 OSOM vehicles. Map networks are currently being developed for Load Carrying Vehicles, Special Purposes Vehicles and Agricultural Vehicles but until these are published this document is linked to and is to be read in conjunction with the NHVR notice:

Victoria Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1) (External link)  

which contains, as Schedule 2:

Victoria Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Load Carrying Vehicles, Special Purpose Vehicles and Agricultural Vehicles Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1)

Heavy Tow Trucks

Heavy Tow Trucks operating under permit and using The Heavy Tow Trucks bulletin [PDF 882Kb] must not cross any restricted structures (red and orange dots) shown on this map

Relevant NHVR notices:

Victoria Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1) (External link)  

which contains, as Schedule 2:

Victoria Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Load Carrying Vehicles, Special Purpose Vehicles and Agricultural Vehicles Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1)


View the Over Dimensional (OD) Route Network map (External link)

Victoria’s Over Dimensional (OD) Vehicles network map. This map shows the preferred network of arterial and municipal roads that cater for OD combinations that exceed 5.0 metres high or 5.0 metres wide or 30.0 metres long or 100.0 tonnes gross mass. These OD routes have been chosen because they have minimal height and width impediments or mass restrictions.

The routes are mapped in different colours for specific OD routes. The (broken lines) on certain routes in the regional network indicate proposed OD routes. Routes 5A and 5B (light blue) in the metropolitan network are alternate routes to be used only when authorised  by VicRoads Permits Section

  • OD Route 5A is an alternate route for OSOM combinations that are not permitted to travel via the West Gate bridge.
  • OD Route 5B is an alternate route for OSOM vehicles that are not permitted to travel via the Dandenong Bypass.
Operators of OD vehicles must check the VicRoads website for road closures and road conditions prior to travel to ensure clear passage. Travelling off the preferred network requires written road manager approval or direction by an authorised officer.

Access for these OD vehicles is managed through conditions such as escorts and travel time restrictions stated in an OD Vehicle Permit. To obtain a permit to operate an OD vehicle, please submit your Class 1 permit application via the NHVR website (External link).

Oversize & Overmass Class 1 Agricultural Vehicles

View the Class 1 Oversize & Overmass Agricultural Vehicle network map

Victoria's Class 1 Oversize & Overmass Agricultural Vehicle network map shows the areas of operation, prohibited roads and exempted roads that apply to oversize and overmass agricultural vehicles that comply with the Victorian Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle Exemption Notice 2017 (No.1)

A Class 1 agricultural vehicle is a vehicle, trailer or implement that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of more than 4.5 tonnes or an Aggregate Trailer Mass of more than 4.5 tonnes but no more than 45 tonnes, and exceeds the mass or dimension requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). 

Roads shown as restricted (red) require road manager approval for access by permit, with the exception of signed detours. Operators of all Class 1 Oversize Agricultural Vehicles must check the VicRoads website for road closures and road conditions prior to travel to ensure clear passage. It is permitted to travel off route only if the road is marked with detour signage or if directed by an authorised officer.

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

Oversize Class O Agricultural Vehicles

View the Class O Oversize Agricultural Vehicle network map

Victoria's Class O Oversize Agricultural Vehicle network map shows the areas of operation, prohibited roads and exempted roads that apply to oversize agricultural vehicles that comply with Schedule 7 of the Road Safety Vehicles Regulations 2009 the Class O Notice or the Class O Field Bin Notice.

A Class O agricultural vehicle is a vehicle, trailer or implement that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) or an Aggregate Trailer Mass of less than 4.5 tonnes and exceeds the dimension limits as stated in Chapter 4 of the Road Safety Vehicles Regulations 2009.

Roads shown as restricted (red) require road manager approval for access by permit, with the exception of signed detours. Operators of all Class O Oversize Agricultural Vehicles must check the VicRoads website for road closures and road conditions prior to travel to ensure clear passage. It is permitted to travel off route only if the road is marked with detour signage or if directed by an authorised officer.

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

Image of a GHMS semi trailerGHMS B-Doubles

View the GHMS B-Double network map (External link)  

Victoria's gazetted arterial and municipal roads for Class 3 B-Doubles operating under Victoria's Grain Harvest Management Scheme.

Vehicles manufactured from 2002 onward operating under the GHMS are eligible for a 5 percent mass concession when transporting grain to the nearest participating grain receiver between 1 October and 31 May. For all definitions and terms relevant to this map please view the documents below and the GHMS information page.

Please note that B-doubles operating under the GHMS must comply with the relevant conditions outlined in the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-Double Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No.2). 

Roads not shown as approved (green) or orange (approved with conditions) 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.

Grain receival centres are indicated by a black silo symbol.

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 & information sheet:

Victorian Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption (Notice) 2017 (No. 1) (PDF) (External link)

Victorian Grain Harvest Management Information - Operating Guidelines [PDF 461Kb] 


GHMS Rigid trucks & Semi-trailers

View the GHMS Rigid trucks & Semi-trailers network map 

Victoria's gazetted arterial and municipal roads for Class 3 Rigid Trucks and Semi-Trailers operating under Victoria's Grain Harvest Management Scheme. 

Vehicles manufactured from 2002 onward operating under the GHMS are eligible for a 5 percent mass concession when transporting grain to the nearest participating grain receiver between 1 October and 31 May. For all definitions and terms relevant to this map please view the documents below and the GHMS information page.

Roads not shown as approved (green) or orange (approved with conditions) 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.


Grain receival centres are indicated by a black silo symbol.

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 & information sheet:

Victorian Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption (Notice) 2017 (No. 1) (PDF) (External link)

Victorian Grain Harvest Management Information - Operating Guidelines [PDF 461Kb]

7000 Light Vehicle Over Dimensional Permit Application

Image of an Emergency & Non-Emergency Response Combination vehicleView the Victorian Emergency Response Combination heavy vehicle network (up to 46.0t, 3.0 m wide, 4.5m high and 19.0m long)
(External link)

Please note: Only arterial roads appear at first view. Zoom in to view Local & DELWP roads.

Victoria's Class 1 Gazetted Emergency Response Combination network map. This map shows all approved arterial, municipal and Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP) roads that operators of Vehicle Combinations up to 46 tonnes, 3 metres wide, 4.5 metres high and 19 metres long, can use when participating in emergency management operations under the Victoria Class 1 Emergency Management Mass & Dimension Exemption Notice 2018 (No.1).

Roads shown as restricted or unmapped (red) 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)


View the Victorian Emergency Response Combination heavy vehicle network (up to 78.5t, 4.0m wide, 5.0m high & 26.0m long)
(External link)

Please note: Only arterial roads appear at first view. Zoom in to view Local & DELWP roads.

Victoria's Class 1 Gazetted Emergency Response Combination network map. This map shows all approved arterial, municipal and Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP) roads that operators of vehicle combinations up to 78.5 tonnes, 4 metres wide, 5 metres high and 26 metres long, can use when participating in emergency management operations under the Victoria Class 1 Emergency Management Mass & Dimension Exemption Notice 2018 (No.1)

Roads shown as restricted or unmapped (red) 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). For other highlighted structures (orange dots), the restriction applies only to combinations with a total mass between 46.1 and 78.5 tonnes


View the Victorian Emergency Preparedness Response Combination heavy vehicle network map (up to 46t, 3.0m wide, 4.5m high and 19.0m long)   (External link)

Please note: Only arterial roads appear at first view. Zoom in to view Local & DELWP roads.

Victoria's Class 1 Emergency Preparedness Response Combination network map for vehicle combinations up to 46 tonnes, 3 metres wide, 4.5 metres high and 19 metres long. This map shows all approved arterial, municipal and Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP) roads accessible for emergency services vehicles operating outside of an emergency under permit.

Unlike gazetted networks, annual permits, obtained from the NHVR are required to operate on this network regardless of whether the desired route appears on the map.

Roads shown as restricted or unmapped (red) 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)


View the Victorian Emergency Preparedness Response Combination heavy vehicle network map (up to 78.5t, 4.0m wide, 5.0m high and 26.0m long)
(External link)

Please note: Only arterial roads appear at first view. Zoom in to view Local & DELWP roads.

Victoria's Class 1 Emergency Preparedness Response Combination network map for vehicle combinations up to 78.5 tonnes, 4 metres wide, 5 metres high and 26 metres long. This map shows all approved arterial, municipal and Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP) roads accessible for emergency services vehicles operating outside of an emergency under permit.

Unlike gazetted networks, annual permits, obtained from the NHVR are required to operate on this network regardless of whether the desired route appears on the map.

Roads shown as restricted or unmapped (red) 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). For other highlighted structures (orange dots), the restriction applies only to combinations with a total mass between 46.1 and 78.5 tonnes.


View the Unimog 4000M Fire Truck Network.

Please note: Only arterial roads appear at first view. Zoom in to view Local & DELWP roads.

Victoria's Class 1 pre-approved Unimog 4000M Fire Truck network map. This map shows all pre-approved arterial, municipal and Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP) roads that operators of the Unimog 4000M Fire Truck can use.

The Unimog fleet, DELWP's primary mode of dealing with emergency situations across Victoria, are rigid trucks that weigh 6.5 tonnes on the steer and 8.5 tonnes on the drive axles (with single 395 mm tyres).  

Roads shown as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) are pre-approved for the Unimog 4000M Fire Truck but must operate under a 12-month NHVR Class 1 permit. Click on any orange route to show conditions that may apply.

All roads shown as restricted (red) require road manager approval for access by permit, with the exception of signed detours. Unimog operators must check the VicRoads website for road closures and road conditions prior to travel to ensure clear passage. It is permitted to travel off route only if the road is marked with detour signage or if directed by an authorised officer. Click on any red route to show why the route is restricted.

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

Unimogs are also covered and permitted to operate without a permit under the Victoria Class 1 Emergency Management Mass & Dimension Exemption Notice 2018 (No.1), but only on approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange) roads shown on the Emergency Response Combination Network (46t, 3m wide, 4.5m high, 19m long).

Relevant NHVR notices & information sheet:

Victoria Class 1 Emergency Management Mass & Dimension Exemption Notice 2018 (No.1)

Information Sheet Victorian - National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (PDF, 1MB)  (External link) (PDF)

The tutorial below shows how easy it is to plan a journey with our heavy vehicle map network system Bookmarks have been included for simple navigation to major towns and cities and layers can be switched on or off and a "Details" page is available for further information. The maps are mobile friendly and can be viewed on any device and if your device is GPS enabled, the map can zoom to your current location. If your preference is to view the data in a list format, a link to the underlying data is available via the map "Details" tab.

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