Closed circuit television
There are more than 400 VicRoads traffic surveillance cameras available for Traffic Management Centre (TMC) staff to identify incidents on the road network.
Staff also have access to cameras from other traffic stakeholders such as CityLink and EastLink, taking the total number of cameras used to monitor the network to more than 1,000 cameras.
TMC staff use this technology to respond to public concerns, assist the media with traffic reports, and monitor congestion and roadworks.
VicRoads currently provides 40 CCTV images to the VicRoads website, the mobile traffic website and the VicRoads iPhone application called 'VicTraffic'. These images are provided by cameras placed at strategic locations across the network and are designed to provide users with an image every two minutes of current traffic conditions at that location. The still images, provided in near real-time, provide users improved information to allow them to plan their trip before travelling.
CCTV Code Of Practice
The aim of the CCTV Code of Practice is to define a nationally-consistent framework for CCTV in Australian mass passenger transport systems for counter-terrorism.
Transport systems are large and complex. Transport owners and operators must balance operational objectives with a risk-based approach to use of CCTV systems.
The CCTV Code provides owners and operators with a voluntary practical standard. It also provides a set of performance criteria for risk-based use of CCTV in the counter-terrorism context.
The CCTV Code has been developed and endorsed by all Australian Governments and can be downloaded from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website [DOC 1.2 Mb].