Victoria’s road safety camera system consists of both fixed and mobile cameras placed at carefully chosen locations.
The types of camera are:
Both fixed location and mobile speed cameras are used in Victoria to keep roads safer.
Red light cameras
Red light cameras are placed at traffic intersections. All cameras detect red light offences and some also detect speed offences too.
Mobile road safety cameras
Mobile road safety cameras can be in unmarked vehicles or on a tripod outside the vehicle. They are put in the highest priority locations with a high crash-risk and speed-related problems.
Point-to-point road safety cameras
Point-to-point road safety cameras calculate the average speed of a vehicle by determining the time taken to travel between 2 points.
40km/h zone cameras
The 40km/h zones are located in places with a high concentration of pedestrians (near schools and shopping strips) and also where road work is being undertaken.
Mobile phone and seatbelt detection cameras
These cameras detect and take photos of drivers who are not wearing their seatbelt or use portable devices, like mobile phones.
Road safety cameras positioned at intersections are preventing crashes and in doing so are saving lives, minimising and averting injuries.
Research by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) shows a 47% reduction in crashes on the intersection approach where a camera was installed and a 26% reduction on the other intersection approaches.
Cameras are positioned on freeways to prevent motorists from exceeding the speed limit.
Ensuring motorists obey the speed limits on our freeways is critical as crashes at higher speeds have more severe consequences, with higher rates of fatalities and serious injuries.
There are currently road safety cameras located on the following Victorian freeways:
There is one railway level crossing road safety camera system in Victoria at Bagshot on the Midland Highway northeast of Bendigo.
This camera system monitors both speed and red light offences for traffic travelling in both directions.
Reviewed 01 May 2023