How to use the map
Enter a suburb or street name in the text field, then either select from the matching locations or click view.
You can also use your mouse and the zoom tool to navigate the map
Can’t get the map to work? View a list of all fixed digital camera locations.
Each fixed digital camera location on the map includes a link to download its compliance certificate. These are issued after a camera is tested and found to be operating correctly.
On this page you will find out more about:
- crash statistics
- fixed digital camera locations - intersection, highway and point-to-point cameras are marked on the map below
- mobile camera locations
- wet-film camera locations
- pre-commissioned camera locations
- how camera locations are chosen.
As part of VicRoads' Open Data initiative, an interactive map providing recent data on fatal and injury crashes is available.
Accident history is not the only factor involved when deciding whether a road safety camera should be installed at a particular location. Other reasons include road type and demonstrated accident risk.
Mobile cameras are used in unmarked vehicles parked on the side of the road. They operate at approximately 2000 locations across the state’s road network.
Locations for mobile cameras are chosen for a number of reasons:
- there has been a serious or major collision at the site within the past three years
- there have been complaints of vehicles using excessive speed
- it has been identified by Victoria Police to be a speed-related problem site
- speed enforcement by non-camera devices is unsuitable
An up-to-date list of mobile camera locations is published here each month.
A number of intersections in the Melbourne and Geelong areas with red-light cameras still use original film processing equipment known as wet-film technology – referred to as fixed analogue road safety cameras in the Road Safety (General) Regulations 2009. There are 43 wet-film camera locations on our roads and up to 30 of these are in operation at any one time at the direction of Victoria Police. Site locations were chosen based on crash history.
To ensure cameras are operating correctly, trained staff perform checks and tests at each site at the time of installation and removal of the film magazines. Such checks and tests are conducted at each location on a weekly basis to ensure that the wet-film cameras are used in the prescribed manner pursuant to the legislation. The regulations do not require compliance certificates for wet-film sites.
When a fixed camera is installed, it undergoes thorough testing before it starts to issue fines. During this period, the camera is said to be “pre-commissioned”. Pre-commissioned cameras will operate as normal, and may flash if a car speeds through an intersection or runs a red light, but no fines will be issued.
There are currently no pre-commissioned cameras.
- Some camera locations may vary due to equipment upgrades, repositioning on different points of the intersection and suburb boundary changes.
- Some locations have more than one camera. At these sites certificates for each camera are provided in the same file and labelled according to their position or the lane they enforce (e.g. kerb, median, lane 1, lane 2, northbound, eastbound).
- Cameras can be decommissioned at any time and are subject to change without notice, therefore some of the listed camera locations may no longer be operating. Compliance certificates are still provided for historical purposes.
Considerations involved in selection of fixed camera sites
Location accident history
A road safety camera may be installed at a particular location due to a history of accidents at the site. Installation of cameras at intersections reduces accidents by 47 per cent at the intersection concerned and reduce accidents on roads leading to the intersection by 26 per cent.1 All major roads leading out of Melbourne are considered 'black lengths' due to the history of accidents on these roads. Find the data at VicRoads Crash Map.
Intersection of Princes Highway and Chapel Street, St Kilda
In 2010, a road safety camera was installed at the Black Spot intersection of Princes Highway and Chapel Street, St Kilda due to a history of accidents. At the time, this intersection was ranked as the 7th most dangerous in Victoria. In the financial year following the installation (1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011), 1,142 infringements were issued. This number fell to 432 infringements in financial year 2014-15, a reduction of just over 62 per cent. This drop in infringements issued is typical and reflects the growing awareness of motorists of the road safety camera. This functions effectively as a deterrent, resulting in a safer environment for all road users. In 2014, the Black Spot ranking of this intersection was 174, as opposed to seven prior to road safety camera installation.
Intersection of Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone
Between July 2009 and June 2014, the intersection of Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone has been the site of 19 injuries, of which nine were pedestrians. The intersection has a high volume of traffic, especially heavy vehicles. There is also a high level of pedestrian activity given the proximity to Holmesglen TAFE and local shopping strip. Based on the high number of accidents, a road safety camera was installed to provide ongoing and significant deterrence to motorists exceeding the posted speed limits and ignoring red light signals. Since the installation, infringements are trending downwards – in the second quarter 2014-15 there were 30,056 infringements, this number fell to 23,970 for the third quarter and has decreased a further 26 per cent in the fourth quarter to 17,789.
Certain sites may require enforcement of speed limits due to a history of speed-related crashes, written complaints of excessive speeding or identification by Victoria Police of a speed-related problem.
At locations where mobile cameras are not appropriate for use, fixed road safety cameras provide a sensible alternative. A study by Monash University found that the installation of fixed road safety cameras reduced the proportion of drivers exceeding the speed limit by 66 per cent.2 New roads, without crash history may also be considered for road safety cameras to provide a safer driving environment.
CityLink (tunnels), EastLink (tunnels/roadway) and Peninsula Link
There is overwhelming empirical evidence linking vehicle speed with both accident risk and accident severity. The probability of an accident at a given location has three key risk factors: road standard, vehicle speed and traffic volume. Speed compliance is the critical variable that can be controlled on these roads given the expected high traffic volumes. Road safety cameras are effective and reliable in slowing drivers down to the posted level of speed.
Demonstrated accident risk
A road safety camera may be installed at a particular location due to the inherent nature of the site that poses a risk to public safety. For example, a road safety camera may be installed in a location with high pedestrian activity. In many cases, these pedestrians may be children, the elderly and other members of society that are particularly vulnerable to vehicles travelling at high speeds. Find the data at VicRoads Crash Map.
Intersection of Macaulay Road and Stubbs Street, Kensington
Vision Australia provides services to the visually impaired and operates in close proximity to the intersection of Macaulay Road and Stubbs Street, Kensington. Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, Mr Robert Doyle and the CEO of Vision Australia, Gerard Menses met to discuss a number of incidents involving vision impaired pedestrians who were injured when struck by vehicles as they were legally crossing the road. Following this meeting, further safety measures were put in place by both Melbourne City Council and VicRoads to reduce the likelihood of such accidents occurring. However, even with these safety measures, two vision impaired pedestrians were struck by vehicles as they legally crossed the road and Vision Australia reported that people continued to experience near misses caused by motorists ignoring the red right-hand turn arrow.
Vision Australia engaged Monash University Accident Research Centre as well as their own safety specialists to determine what other actions could be taken to improve pedestrian safety. Installation of a road safety camera was recommended. Based on observations that motorists were ignoring and/or running the red right-hand-turn arrow, the presence of a road safety camera would provide an effective deterrent against this behaviour. The fixed digital site selection committee (Victoria Police, Department of Justice & Regulation and VicRoads) assessed the location and a road safety camera was subsequently installed.
Maroondah Highway, approximately 100 metres west of Hutchinson Street, Lilydale
Members of the local community, including the local Member for Evelyn, and a number of local business operators and residents reported witnessing motorists failing to stop at the pedestrian crossing when the traffic signal changed to red. The safety concern was initially raised by a local small business operator who noticed a motorist drive through a red light signal, almost colliding with several pedestrians who were legally crossing the street using the pedestrian crossing.
The location has a high level of pedestrian activity due to its proximity to the train station which is the last stop for metropolitan trains as well as a transition point for passengers from regional services. The local shopping precinct also generates considerable pedestrian activity, including many school-aged children. The local Member for Evelyn asked that the site be considered for installation of a road safety camera to act as a deterrent to motorists running the red light at the pedestrian crossing. The fixed digital site selection committee (Victoria Police, Department of Justice & Regulation and VicRoads) assessed the location and a road safety camera was subsequently installed.
- Laurie Budd et al., 'Evaluation of the Crash Effects of Victoria's Fixed Digital Speed and Red-Light Cameras, Monash University Accident Centre - Report #307, 2011.
- Bruce Corben & Kathy Diamantopolou, 'The impact of speed camera technology on speed limit compliance in multi-lane tunnels', RS 2002 Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference Proceedings, November 2002.