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School crossings

We are responsible for 75 school crossings across Moreland. School Crossing Supervisors staff these on every school day. Our school crossing supervisors keep children and other pedestrians safe while they use the crossings. You can get fined if you break road rules around school crossings.

Speed limits at school crossings

When picking up and dropping off your children, it is important that you are careful and observe speed limits.

Visit VicRoads for speed limits around schools.

Parking and stopping around schools

As well as speed limits, there are set rules around parking and stopping.

You must follow general parking and stopping rules, but to keep children and other pedestrians around the school safe, you should also:

  • never leave your vehicle within 20 metres of the side of the school crossing which children are approaching
  • never leave your vehicle within 20 metres of the side of a bus stop where children are approaching
  • never leave your vehicle within 10 metres of the side of the school crossing which children are leaving
  • never leave your vehicle within 10 metres of the side of a bus stop where children are leaving
  • never leave your vehicle parked in a bus lane.

More information about road rules and parking is available from VicRoads.

To keep safe at school crossings

Children/pedestrians should:

  • stand behind the yellow line
  • never follow the crossing supervisor out onto the crossing
  • wait until you hear their whistle (two short blasts) before crossing
  • do not ride bikes across the crossing, bounce a ball, fight or run
  • walk quickly and safely
  • stay within the lines of the crossing and walk in front of the supervisor (never behind them).

Drivers should:

  • adhere to the enforced speed limits
  • park well away from crossings
  • drive slowly and be prepared to stop
  • listen to what crossing supervisors say
  • completely stop your vehicle and avoid rolling
  • wait until people have returned to the footpath before driving off.

For more information on school crossing safety, you can Download the School Crossing Safety pocket guide (PDF 3Mb).

If you are concerned about something at a school crossing, you can contact us to report it.

Would you like to be a School crossing supervisor?

Supervisors are from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Many of these available roles are for casual crossing supervisors, who fill in for our permanent supervisors when they are away. Casual supervisors can become permanent when there is an available role.

Our school crossing supervisors are trained in road safety and have a current Working with Children check carried out by Victoria Police.

Crrent vacancies school crossing supervisor.

How to report a vehicle accident

We use a crash reporting system to keep track of how many vehicle crashes happen in Moreland.

We use this information to inform our road safety projects and allocate funding to areas where there is a high number of crashes.

Not all vehicle crashes are recorded by the police, such as property damage crashes. Using our reporting system, you can report crashes and we can gather more details, including the date of the crash and the weather conditions.

You should always report a crash to Victoria Police if an injury has occurred.

You can report a crash in Moreland online if Victoria Police did not attend and record the crash.

Heavy vehicle access to Moreland's roads

Access to Moreland's road network for heavy vehicles is managed and coordinated by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

  • Heavy or long vehicles have more than 4.5 tonne gross vehicle mass (GVM) and are more than of 7.5 metres in length.

    The gross vehicle mass (GVM) of a vehicle is the gross weight of the vehicle, including the actual weight of the vehicle and its maximum carrying capacity.

Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator needs to gain formal consent from Moreland Council to allow the following vehicles to travel on roads for which Moreland Council is the road manager:

  1. Restricted Access Heavy Vehicles
  2. Class 2 Heavy Vehicles, and
  3. Special Purpose Vehicles which are not accessing roads within the approved special purpose vehicle network or are otherwise exempted by a government gazettal. Special purpose vehicles include mobile cranes.

These vehicles are defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is not required to gain our approval for other types or classes of heavy vehicle.

The VicRoads heavy vehicle network map provides details of all pre-approved routes for heavy vehicles.

How to apply to use a heavy vehicle on a road in Moreland

All applications are lodged directly with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Parking a heavy or long vehicle

If you are driving a heavy or long vehicle, you can only park it in an area with shops, buildings and houses for longer than an hour if:

  • there is a parking sign that says that it is allowed, or
  • you are picking up or dropping off goods.

Heavy or long vehicles have more than 4.5 tonne gross vehicle mass (GVM) and are more than of 7.5 metres in length.

The gross vehicle mass (GVM) of a vehicle is the gross weight of the vehicle, including the actual weight of the vehicle and its maximum carrying capacity.

Find key road rules for heavy vehicles at VicRoads