Truck Curfews

Truck curfews have been lifted across the State of Victoria. 

The Victorian Government has removed truck curfews to support deliveries to Victorian pharmacies and supermarkets during the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The truck curfew exemption is in place until 11:59pm 5 November 2021.

The Ministerial Order can be revoked before 5 November 2021 if the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

The lifted truck curfews support quicker deliveries to Victorian pharmacies and supermarkets during the current COVID-19 circuit breaker restrictions.

Greater flexibility is required in scheduling driver deliveries outside of normal operating hours so that supermarkets and pharmacies can meet an increased demand for essential goods.

Heavy vehicles can pass time-based curfew "no trucks" signs when making grocery deliveries to supermarkets or personal hygiene products to retail outlets. 

 
 

View the Truck Curfew map (External link)

Who can implement truck curfews?

"No truck" signs are classified as a major traffic control device and, as such, their implementation is managed by VicRoads.  

Local councils may seek approval from VicRoads in order to install "no truck" signs on local roads they manage.  

"No truck" signs are covered under Reg 104 of the Road Safety Road Rules 2017 (External link)

Why do trucks still travel on signed roads? 

There are many cases where a driver of a truck driver may still access a road during curfew periods, including (but not limited to): 

  • If the destination of the truck lies beyond that sign for the purposes of loading or unloading goods or equipment; and 
  • If the truck is allowed to travel as stated in the permit. 

How often is the map updated? 

VicRoads constantly updates all of the heavy vehicle network maps, including the Truck Curfew map. Not all routes with truck restrictions (particularly on local roads) have been mapped to date. If you are aware of a route missing from this map please contact VicRoads

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