Heavy vehicle network maps in Victoria

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

Roads not shown as approved (green) or approved with conditions (orange) on these maps require road manager approval for access by permit, with the exception of signed detours. All maps are deemed to include any detour around a road closure on a gazetted road, provided it is marked with detour signage. Restricted structures (black dots) must not be crossed.

The maps only display roads that have been assessed for heavy vehicle access. 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.

This demonstration below shows how easy it is to plan a journey with our heavy vehicle network map system.

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.

View the B-Double network map  (External link)B - double truck
Victoria’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.

Restricted structures must not be crossed. 

Relevant NHVR notices:


View the Higher Mass Limits (HML) network map (External link)  HML truck
Victoria’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.

Restricted structures must not be crossed.

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 transitional Victorian notices:

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.

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.

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  (External link) Road Train
Victoria’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]

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.

Restricted structures must not be crossed.


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.  

Restricted structures must not be crossed.

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.

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)

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. 

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. 

Relevant NHVR notice:

National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) (External link) (PDF)

To receive 2 Axle SPV 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. 

Relevant NHVR notice & document:
National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) (External link) (PDF)

National Operational Advice (NOA) re: 3-Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane rear overhang [PDF 318 Kb]

To receive 40t SPV 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.  

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]

Information Sheet - Victoria Class 1, 4 Axle & 5 Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 No. 2 [PDF 160 Kb]

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) OR Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) [PDF 1.3Mb] 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.

Restricted structures (black dots) must not be crossed by combinations with a total gross mass above 46.1 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 (black 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).

Image of a field binView the Oversize Agricultural Vehicle network map (External link)

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 (External link) or the Class O Field Bin Notice (External link) (PDF).

A Class O agricultural vehicle is a vehicle, trailer or implement that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of less than 4.5 tonnes 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 (External link) (PDF).

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.

Other relevant documents:

Class O Agricultural Bulletin (to be published early in 2017)

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