1. Which side of the road do I drive on in Victoria?
In Victoria, as well as the rest of Australia, you drive on the left-hand side of the road.
2. What is the general speed limit in Victoria?
The default speed limit in built-up areas of Victoria is 50 km/h. However, on highways and rural roads, the speed limit can be anywhere between 80 to 100 km/h. Always keep an eye on road signage as speed limits can change.
3. Can I drive in Victoria with my overseas licence?
Yes, you can drive in Victoria with a valid overseas licence. If the licence is not in English, you need to also carry an international driving permit or an official translation of your licence.
4. Are there many toll roads in Victoria?
There are a few toll roads in and around Melbourne. You will need to purchase a pass to use these roads, which can be done online.
5. Do I have to worry about speed cameras in Victoria?
Yes, Victoria uses both fixed and mobile speed cameras to enforce its speed limits. Fixed speed cameras are often marked, while mobile speed cameras can be anywhere.
6. Where can I park my campervan in Victoria?
There are various designated campervan parks across Victoria where you can safely park your campervan. We recommend checking local council websites for locations and restrictions.
7. Where can I find petrol stations in Victoria?
Petrol stations are located frequently along highways and main roads in Victoria. In remote areas, they can be few and far between, so make sure you know your fuel range and plan accordingly.
8. What are some specific road rules in Victoria that I should know about?
Specific rules in Victoria you might not be used to include no U-turns at traffic lights unless a sign indicates otherwise, and not overtaking a vehicle that has stopped at a pedestrian crossing.
9. Are there any special precautions for driving in rural Victoria?
When driving in rural areas, be aware of wildlife on the roads, particularly at dawn and dusk. Also remember to keep an eye out for road trains, large trucks hauling multiple trailers.
10. How is the road condition in Victoria?
Roads in Victoria are generally in good condition, but can be affected by weather such as bushfires and floods. Check local conditions before travelling.
11. Are there any rules for resting while driving long distances?
Even if there isn't a specific rule in Victoria requiring drivers to rest during long trips, it's always a good idea to take regular breaks to avoid fatigue.
12. How to go about reporting an accident?
If you are involved in an accident in Victoria, the procedure is typically to report this to the police as soon as possible. If the accident is severe, call emergency services immediately.
13. How are the parking rules in the city?
In most cities within Victoria, parking is regulated and you have to pay in certain areas during peak hours. Look for parking signage to understand the rules.
14. Are service stations closed at night?
Some service stations in Victoria operate 24/7, but not all. It's best to check the operation hours of service stations along your planned route, especially if travelling at night.
15. Last but not least, how is the traffic in Victoria?
Traffic conditions in Victoria vary. In the cities, especially Melbourne, expect heavy traffic during peak hours. In rural areas, traffic is generally less but caution is advised due to wildlife and road train presence.