Maximum Road Speed Limiting for Heavy Goods Vehicles and Heavy Omnibuses - Victoria

Service summary

You are required to comply with this Australian Design Rule if you operate any of the following vehicles:

  • a bus built after 1987 with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than 14.5 tonnes
  • a prime mover built after 1987 with a GVM of more than 15 tonnes.
The maximum speed that you are allowed to drive these vehicles is 100 kilometres per hour (100km/h). This rule does not apply to:
  • an emergency or police vehicle
  • a bus fitted with hand grips or similar equipment for standing passengers
  • a two axle prime mover that was built after 1987 but before July 1991 and is used for agriculture, horticulture or other primary production activities (excluding forestry, fishing and mining).
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law Application Act 2013 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation 2013 (Victoria)

Contact details

General Enquiries
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Mailing address:
PO BOX 492
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006
Queensland 7008


1300 696 487


07 3309 8777


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