PBS and 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 1.1 Mb] prior to operating on any of the HPFV or PBS networks.

PBS Level 1

Mack truck and dog trailer

View the PBS Level 1 map

Victoria's gazetted arterial and municipal roads for Class 2 Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 1 vehicles operating under Victoria's National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (Tier 1) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1) 

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)


PBS Level 2

View the PBS Level 2A 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 vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (Tier 1) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1).  (External link)

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

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)

HPFV 26m A-Doubles Mass - VolumetricView the PBS Level 2A Mass - Volumetric (liquids only) maps (External link)

Victoria’s Gazetted Class 2 PBS Level 2A 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.

This map applies to PBS Level 2A Mass - Volumetric vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1) (External link)

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.

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 (External link).

Image of two B Double vehicles side by side

View the PBS Level 2B (Cubic) map

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

This map applies to PBS Level 2B Cubic vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1).

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). 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 PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1 Mb]

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 Level 2B Mass – Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad B-Double map (External link)

Victoria’s Gazetted Class 2 PBS Level 2B Mass 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 map applies to PBS Level 2B Mass – Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad B-Double vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1) (External link)

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 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 1.1 Mb]

View the PBS Level 2B Mass - General Freight map 

Image of HPFV A DOuble vehicle

Victoria’s Gazetted Class 2 PBS Level 2B Mass - General Freight network maps show approved roads for 30 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 85.5 tonne.

This map applies to PBS Level 2B Mass General Freight vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1).

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.

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 1.1 Mb] 

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

A Double tankerView the PBS Level 2B Mass - Volumetric (liquids only) map  (External link)

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.

This map applies to PBS Level 2B Mass – Volumetric (liquids only) vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1) (External link).

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.

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 (External link)

PBS Level 3

image of HPFV

View the PBS Level 3A Mass – Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad B-Double map

Victoria’s Gazetted Class 2 PBS Level 3A Mass 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 map applies to PBS Level 3A Mass – Quad-Tri and Quad-Quad B-Double vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1) (External link)

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 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 1.1 Mb]

Image of HPFV A DOuble vehicle

View the PBS Level 3A Mass - General Freight map

Victoria’s Gazetted Class 2 PBS Level 3A Mass - General Freight network maps show approved roads for 30 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 85.5 tonne.

This map applies to PBS Level 3A Mass General Freight vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1).

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.

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 1.1 Mb] 

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

A Double tanker

View the PBS Level 3A 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.

This map applies to PBS Level 3A Mass – Volumetric (liquids only) vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1).

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.

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

View the PBS Level 3A (up to 36.5m) map 

Victoria’s Gazetted Class 2 PBS Level 3A (up to 36.5m) network maps network maps show approved roads for 36.5 metre A-Doubles operating at weights between 68.5 tonne and 85.5 tonne.

This map applies to PBS Level 3A (up to 36.5m) vehicles operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1). 

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.

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 1.1 Mb] 

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

PBS Quad-Semis

Quad-Semi trailer image


View the PBS Quad Semi map

Victoria’s Gazetted PBS Quad-Semi trailer network map of roads approved for Quad-Semi Trailers to operate at weights between 46 tonne and 50.5 tonne.

This map applies to PBS Quad-Semis operating under the National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1)

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.

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 PBS & HPFV networks information sheet [PDF 1.1 Mb] 

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

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