Who is responsible for different types of road?
Before reporting a dangerous location you must find out what type of road it is. There are three main types of roads in Victoria – major, local and toll roads.
Major roads are generally green, black or red in the Melway street directory, or in the country are classified as an M, A, B or C road. (see explanations below). In Google Maps they are shown in yellow and orange. These roads are VicRoads' responsibility. VicRoads has a register of public roads, showing the roads that it maintains.
Local roads are generally orange, grey or brown in a Melway, and are not classified as an M, A, B, or C road. In Google Maps they are shown in white. These roads are generally a council's responsibility. Councils are also responsible for footpaths and nature strips on all roads in built-up areas.
Toll roads and privately operated major roads
CityLink and Eastlink are toll roads and Peninsula Link is a privately operated freeway. CityLink and Eastlink are shown in blue in the Melway street directory. You won't pay a toll for using Peninsula Link, so it is shown in green in the Melway street directory, like other freeways. In Google Maps, both types of privately managed road are shown in orange.