Making it easier for Victorians to move
The first big step in Victoria’s transport transition starts today, with VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria and the Department of Transport coming together to form one integrated department.
From upgrading roads in your suburb, to running our complex train and freeway networks, this landmark shift will ensure we’re best equipped to respond to the demands of our changing transport network.
We’re rolling out these changes over the next few months, so the PTV and VicRoads websites and social channels will be unchanged on 1 July.
VicRoads will continue to have a strong presence in the community with 40 customer service centres across the state. All Victorians will continue to access vehicle registration and licensing services through VicRoads.
Regional Roads Victoria will remain as an arm of the Department of Transport focused on providing safer and better roads that support regional communities' growth and prosperity now and in the future.
Importantly, these changes will help us better manage disruptions to the transport network during Victoria’s Big Build – a $57 billion investment in transport infrastructure.
It will allow us to respond much faster and give people the information they need to make the best travel choices to get where they need to go sooner.
By 2050, there will be 38 million trips taken every day in Victoria. We are planning for this by creating a properly integrated transport department – in step with other global cities.
Our focus is on making it easier for Victorians to move around the state and stay connected to jobs and each other, whatever way you travel.