Heavy vehicle map networks in Victoria

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.

Scroll down to see map links for all heavy vehicle networks.

Roadworks, disruptions & detours update

Roadworks closures are now shown as a viewable layer of Planned & Unplanned Disruptions on all of Victoria's Heavy Vehicle Map Networks.

Previously Victoria's HV Maps were updated weekly to include roadwork closures and detours of 12 weeks or more.

Road closures, roadworks (full, nightworks and/or lane closures) are now viewable by toggling the layer on the bespoke map network you choose. NOTE: Required detours will only be added to HV networks if a proposed detour route is NOT already mapped as approved (green) or conditionally approved (orange).

The Planned & Unplanned Disruptions layer is sourced from the Department of Transport - Data Exchange Platform. Data is refreshed daily. Further information on the API used for the layer can be found here (External link)

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 conditions prior to travel to ensure clear passage. 

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. 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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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 (External link) for height clearances across all networks. 

Heavy vehicle map network symbols
Visit the Department of Transport and Planning 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.

Principal Freight Network (PFN)

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 (External link), and in conjunction with Data.Vic.gov.au (External link), 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 (External link).  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.

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