VicRoads is required by law to protect personal, health and other confidential information such as driver licence and vehicle registration information.
VicRoads cannot release any vehicle operator details in relation to enquiries about motor vehicle accidents or abandoned vehicles or boats.
Motor vehicle accidents
VicRoads cannot release any information to a person involved in an accident with respect to the other vehicle or driver.
However, if you wish to seek details of another vehicle, you can make an application to the Court for an "Application for Discovery to Identify a Defendant".
This procedure enables the Court to order VicRoads to disclose information which may assist in the identification of the person against whom they believe they have a claim.
Under 'Discovery', the court may order VicRoads to release (make discovery) to the claimant and/or the court, some or all information in VicRoads' possession relating to the description of the other vehicle or driver concerned.
Failure to exchange name and address information after an accident is an offence under Section 61 of the Road Safety Act.
Abandoned or illegally parked vehicles or boats
VicRoads cannot provide any details about abandoned, illegally parked vehicles or illegally moored boats.
The local council should be contacted if an abandoned or illegally parked vehicle is on a road or road-related area. The police should be contacted if the abandoned or illegally parked vehicle is on private property. VicRoads should be contacted if an abandoned or illegally parked vehicle is on a freeway.
The local council should be contacted if be contacted if a boat is illegally moored to a dock. The water police should be contacted if a boat is illegally moored to a navigation marker/buoy or if an abandoned boat is adrift and a hazard to navigation.
For information on uncollected vehicles, please refer to release of registered operator information for uncollected vehicles.