1. Which side of the road do they drive on in Victoria?
In Victoria, like the rest of Australia, they drive on the left side of the road.
2. What is the average speed limit in Victoria?
Speed limits vary, typical limits include: 50 km/h in residential areas, 100 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on freeways and some country highways.
3. Do I need a special driver's licence to drive in Victoria?
As a visitor, you can drive in Victoria if you have a current, valid overseas driver's licence (in English, or with an English translation).
4. Are there any specific driving rules in Victoria?
There are standard rules such as obeying the speed limit, not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, respecting traffic signals and signs etc. Also, drivers must give way to buses, when they’re merging back into traffic, within 70m of a bus stop.
5. Are there many speed cameras in Victoria?
Victoria uses both fixed and mobile speed cameras to enforce the speed limits and they are quite common throughout the state.
6. Are there toll roads in Victoria?
Yes, there are a few toll roads in Victoria, particularly in and around Melbourne. Tolls are managed electronically, so it's important you understand how to pay.
7. How are traffic conditions in Victoria?
Traffic can be heavy in urban areas, especially during peak hours. However, in rural areas, traffic is generally lighter.
8. What's parking like in Victoria?
There are plenty of options for parking in Victoria. It varies from metered street parking to private car parks.
9. How can I navigate across Victoria?
Victoria has a good road network. You can use a satellite navigation system (GPS), download a map, or use online maps.
10. What should I do in case of a breakdown?
If your car breaks down, move off the road if possible. Switch on your hazard warning lights. You should have appropriate roadside assistance coverage from the car hire company.
11. What should I do in the event of an accident?
In case of an accident, stop and check for any injuries. Call the emergency services if necessary and report the accident to the car hire company as soon as possible.
12. Are there a large number of roundabouts in Victoria?
There's a fair number of roundabouts in Victoria. Remember to give way to vehicles already on the roundabout, and signal your intentions clearly.
13. What are the regulations for using car seats for children?
Children aged up to seven years old must be secured in an appropriate child restraint or booster seat when travelling.
14. Are there any specific rules for older drivers in Victoria?
As with all drivers, older drivers must hold a current valid licence. There are no different rules or speed limits for older drivers.
15. What are the penalties for speeding in Victoria?
Penalties for speeding can include fines, loss of licence, and demerit points. In some serious cases, it can also include imprisonment.