Victoria Police (External link) is the authority responsible for choosing locations and operating times of mobile road safety cameras in Victoria. The highest priority locations are those with a high crash-risk and speed-related problem areas.

An updated list of approved Mobile camera locations is published monthly.

Mobile road safety cameras can be installed in unmarked vehicles or on a tripod outside the vehicle.

Operating guidelines

The Victoria Police Traffic Camera Office (TCO) provides guidelines around the operation of mobile road safety cameras through the Mobile Digital Road Safety Camera Policy & Operations Manual (PDF, 78KB).

The guidelines specify that:

  • while using a mobile camera, the operator can park the vehicle on a footpath, a nature strip or a dividing strip
  • there are no technical or legal restrictions on placing a mobile road safety camera on a slope, gradient or hill.

How mobile cameras work

Mobile road safety cameras transmit a radar beam to determine the speed and the direction of a vehicle. The camera can detect speeding vehicles in 1 or both directions and from either side of the road.

Mobile camera accuracy

Prior to setup and at the end of each mobile camera session, the specially trained operator conducts a full inspection of the site (including speed zone and site boundary confirmation) and test shots are taken to ensure the system is working correctly.

Visit the verification page for more information about camera accuracy and the process before a fine is issued.