PBS & HPFV Combinations

View Victoria’s network maps if you’re driving a: 

   Performance Based Standards (PBS) Combination; or
   High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) Combination.

Please refer to Victoria’s PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1Mb] prior to operating on any of the HPFV networks or the PBS Level 2B (cubic) network.

Mack truck and dog trailer

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

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 2021 (No.1) 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

Victoria's gazetted Class 2 Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2A network map, including the Liquid Tanker Network. 

Truck and trailer combination

This map applies to PBS Level 2A compliant 3 or 4-axle rigid trucks towing 3, 4 and 5-axle dog trailers operating under the National Class 2 PBS Level 1 & 2a Truck and Dog Trailer Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1). These vehicles can operate without the need for an NHVR Consent Permit on this mapped network.

For all other PBS Level 2A compliant combinations that are ineligible to travel under the above mentioned gazette notice, including 3 or 4-axle rigid trucks towing 6-axle dog trailers, this mapped network is pre-approved.

This means an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS Consent Permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate on this network. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to this pre-approved network and both the Class 2 PBS Consent Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request.

Operators of 26-metre A-double tankers transporting liquids such as milk, fuel and water, may also use this as a pre-approved network, PBS Level 2A Tanker Network information sheet [PDF 521Kb].

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, except for signed detours, require road manager approval for access by Consent 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 side

View the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2B (Cubic) map network

Victoria's Class 2 approved Performance Base Standards (PBS) Level 2B (Cubic) network map.

This network is pre-approved. Unlike gazetted networks, where permits are not a requirement for travel on roads mapped approved (green) or conditionally-approved (orange), an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate vehicles on this network. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to this pre-approved network. Both the Class 2 PBS Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request.

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.

For PBS Level 2B combinations in excess of 26m long, permission is required to traverse all other rail crossings. To legally access rail crossings shown on the map as an orange symbol with a black cross, operators must apply to ODL Permits at DoT Heavy Vehicle Consent – Structural Engineering by calling 0417 054 626 or emailing [email protected]

Find out more about the VicRoads policy: Victoria’s HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1Mb]

In 2013, VicRoads published Moving More With Less [PDF 4.7 Mb]. This policy document set the standards and operating conditions for HPFV combinations (including PBS Level 2B vehicles) operating at up to 68.5 tonnes and up to 30 metres long. 

image of HPFV

View the PBS/HPFV Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad Map

Victoria's Class 2 PBS/HPFV Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad B-Double network shows approved roads for longer B-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 77.5 tonne. 

This network is pre-approved. Unlike gazetted networks, where permits are not a requirement for travel on roads mapped approved (green) or conditionally-approved (orange), an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate vehicles on this network. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to this pre-approved network. Both the Class 2 PBS Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request.

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.

Victoria’s PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1Mb]

View the PBS/HPFV 30m A-Double Maps 

Image of HPFV A DOuble vehicle

Victoria's Class 2 A-Double PBS/HPFV network maps show approved roads for 30 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 85.5 tonne.

These networks are pre-approved. Unlike gazetted networks, where permits are not a requirement for travel on roads mapped approved (green) or conditionally-approved (orange), an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate vehicles on these networks. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to the pre-approved network. Both the Class 2 PBS Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request. 

These three A-Double networks 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 68.5 tonne. Conditionally approved bridges (orange dot) can only be crossed by combinations operating at the allowed weight as described in the map.

Note: 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.

Relevant document:

Victoria’s PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1Mb]

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

View the PBS/HPFV 36.5m A-Double Maps 

Victoria's Class 2 A-Double PBS/HPFV network maps show approved roads for 36.5 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 85.5 tonne.

These networks are pre-approved. Unlike gazetted networks, where permits are not a requirement for travel on roads mapped approved (green) or conditionally-approved (orange), an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate vehicles on these networks. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to the pre-approved network. Both the Class 2 PBS Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request.

A total of four A-Double networks 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 68.5 tonne. Conditionally approved bridges (orange dot) can only be crossed by combinations operating at the allowed weight as described in the map.

Note: 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.

Relevant document:

Victoria’s PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1Mb]

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

Quad-Semi trailer image

View the HPFV Quad Semi Trailers Map

Victoria’s Class 2 Quad-Semi Trailer network map of roads approved for Quad-Semi Trailers to operate at weights between 46 tonne and 50.5 tonne.

This network is pre-approved. Unlike gazetted networks, where permits are not a requirement for travel on roads mapped approved (green) or conditionally-approved (orange), an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate vehicles on this network. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to this pre-approved network. Both the Class 2 PBS Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request.

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).

Victoria’s HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1Mb]

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

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

 

HPFV 26m A-Doubles Mass - VolumetricView the PBS/HPFV 26m A-Double Mass - Volumetric (liquids only) Maps

Victoria's Class 2 PBS/HPFV A-Double Mass – Volumetric (liquids only) network maps show approved roads for 26 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 74.5 tonne.

These networks are pre-approved. Unlike gazetted networks, where permits are not a requirement for travel on roads mapped approved (green) or conditionally-approved (orange), an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate vehicles on these networks. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to the pre-approved network. Both the Class 2 PBS Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request. 

These three A-Double Mass – Volumetric (liquids only) networks 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 68.5 tonne. Conditionally approved bridges (orange dot) can only be crossed by combinations operating at the allowed weight as described in the map.

Note: 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.

Relevant document:

PBS Level 2A Tanker Network information sheet [PDF 521Kb].  

Victoria’s PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1 Mb]

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

 

A Double tankerView the PBS/HPFV 30m A-Double Mass - Volumetric (liquids only) Maps 

Victoria's Class 2 PBS/HPFV A-Double Mass – Volumetric (liquids only) network maps show approved roads for 30 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 85.5 tonne.

These networks are pre-approved. Unlike gazetted networks, where permits are not a requirement for travel on roads mapped approved (green) or conditionally-approved (orange), an NHVR-issued Class 2 PBS permit and a PBS Vehicle Approval are both required to operate vehicles on these networks. The permit must indicate that access has been granted to the pre-approved network. Both the Class 2 PBS Permit and PBS Vehicle Approval must also be available to be presented upon request. 

These three A-Double Mass – Volumetric (liquids only) networks 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 68.5 tonne. Conditionally approved bridges (orange dot) can only be crossed by combinations operating at the allowed weight as described in the map.

Note: 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.

Relevant document:

Victoria’s PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1 Mb]

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

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