Victoria’s road safety cameras, both fixed and mobile, are tested regularly by independent officers to ensure;

  • accuracy of the offence detection, including speed calculation units
  • integrity of equipment.

Fixed road safety cameras

Frequency of testing and maintenance

All testing and maintenance is conducted in accordance with, and meets the requirements of, the Road Safety (General) Regulations 2009 (referred to here as ‘the Regulations’).              .

Frequency

Testing and maintenance activity

Responsible authority

Daily

Camera system performance monitoring (remotely)

Maintenance services provider

Quarterly

Speed accuracy and speed reliability testing

Camera system sensor evaluation

Testing services provider

 

Camera system routine maintenance (on-site)

Maintenance services provider

Yearly

Camera system asset inventory and traffic signal evaluation testing

Testing services provider

 

Camera speed calculation unit certification and issuing of camera test certificates

Testing officer (in accordance with the Regulations)

Testing a new location

Before any new camera is activated for enforcement, it is subjected to strict Site Acceptance Testing that consists of physical,  electrical software, administrative and image assessments.

Site Acceptance Testing scrutinises both the camera itself and the location to ensure compliance with all requirements.

Additional testing

Victoria’s camera testing program exceeds standards required by law, placing the state among the leaders in Australia and overseas for speed/red light enforcement.

Victoria has introduced additional on-site testing  measures to ensure camera accuracy and reliability, including the use of;

  • independent infrared systems to verify data captured by cameras for speeding offences
  • independent assessment and recording of electrical measurements to ensure in-road sensors are functioning correctly.

Security of cameras

After on-site testing and or maintenance activities, each fixed camera is sealed to prevent any unauthorised interference.

After certification testing, each fixed or mobile camera speed calculation unit is sealed to prevent any unauthorised interference.

Mobile road safety cameras

An independent testing officer is responsible for the testing, certification and sealing of mobile road safety cameras.

This certification testing by the testing officer is performed on an annual basis.

Camera maintenance

A camera contractor is responsible for performing all routine maintenance on the system, with all findings logged and reported.

Depending on the routine maintenance activity being performed by the camera contractor on the mobile camera and the mobile camera car, routine maintenance can vary from daily through to annually.

Annual compliance

Independent testing officers conduct annual testing of the mobile camera speed calculation unit and issue camera test certificates in accordance with the Road Safety (General) Regulations 2009.

Mobile camera test certificates are available on written request to;

Civic Compliance Victoria

PO Box 1916

Melbourne   VIC   3001