Truck Curfews

The Victorian Government is keeping supply chains moving and supermarket shelves well stocked, while minimising impacts on local residents.

As part of the return to COVID normal settings, the Government is introducing is introducing a revised planning deliveries exemption. From late October 2022, the revised exemption will allow deliveries of essential goods to premises one hour before and one hour after the times specified in any planning permit condition across Victoria.

This measure is being introduced on a trial basis. It will be reviewed over the next 18-24 months, with input from industry and local government stakeholders.

This measure allows flexibility for the delivery of essential goods, while upholding the Government’s long-standing commitment to protect community amenity.

Existing truck curfews in curfew areas were reinstated in August 2022. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is continuing to track and enforce compliance in curfew areas.

In areas directly or indirectly impacted by flooding in regional Victoria, we will be asking Councils to take a common-sense approach to enforcement of delivery curfews as the revised provisions come into effect. 

Deliveries of essential goods will continue to be prioritised and supported as part of the emergency response. 

Should you have further enquiries regarding freight and logistics, please email [email protected].

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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