Traffic Laws

  • Seat belts are required by law
  • All children under seven must be in a child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a car. 
  • A driver is considered legally intoxicated when the blood alcohol concentration is .05% or higher
  • Pedestrians almost always have the right of way - cars must stop for them
  • Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, except to make or receive a phone call or to use its audio/music functions provided the phone can be operated by the driver without touching any part of the phone, and is not resting on any part of the driver's body.
  • A driver can use a driver’s aid such as a navigation device but it must be an integrated part of the vehicle design, or secured in a commercially designed holder, which is fixed to the vehicle.
  • Bicycles and motorised scooters are legal on city streets and must follow all standard traffic rules
  • For all the road rules and more driving information, visit VicRoads at