Reassurance directional sign on the Princes Hwy (A1) at Colac. Image © Rob Tilley.

VicRoads explanation of the alphanumeric system is as follows (taken from the Linking Victoria brochure):

'M' Routes:

'M' roads (duplicated motorways) provide the primary road links that sustain economic and regional development. They connect Melbourne and other capital cities and major provincial centres, and they link major centres of production and manufacturing with Victoria's export terminals. 'M' roads provide a consistent high standard of driving conditions with divided carriageways, four traffic lanes, sealed shoulders and with delineation and linemarking that is easily visible in all weather conditions.

'A' Routes:

'A' roads serve the same role as 'M' roads but carry less traffic. These roads are usually built as single carriageways. 'A' roads provide a similar consistently high standard of driving conditions on a single carriageway.

'B' Routes:

'B' roads provide the primary link between major regions not served by 'A' roads, and highly significant tourism regions. They have strategic significance for Victoria. B' roads have sealed pavements wide enough for two traffic lanes, with good centreline and edge linemarking, shoulders and a high standard of guidepost delineation. Additional overtaking lanes are provided on higher traffic volume 'B' roads.

'C' Routes:

'C' roads provide the more important links between other centres of population, and between these centres and the primary transport network. 'C' roads generally are two lane sealed roads with shoulders.

Below are the various roads that this site has photos of. The routes are sorted by their route number, not their classification.

Route Number: Description: Preview:

M/A1 (NSW Border to SA Border):
Princes Highway, West Gate Freeway, CityLink, Monash Freeway & Princes Freeway
M3 (Collingwood to Frankston):
Eastern Freeway, Eastlink & Frankston Freeway

M/A8 (Melbourne to SA Border):
Western Highway & Western Freeway
A10 (Corio to Waurn Ponds):
Princes Highway
M11 (Chelsea Heights to Rosebud West):
Mornington Peninsula Freeway & Peninsula Link
A20 (NSW Border To SA Border):
Sturt Highway
B23 (NSW Border To Cann River):
Monaro Highway
M31 (NSW Border To Thomastown):
Hume Freeway

M/A39 (Seymour to NSW Border):
Goulburn Valley Highway & Goulburn Valley Freeway
B75 (Wallan to NSW Border):
Northern Highway

M/A79 (Melbourne to NSW Border via Bendigo & Mildura):
Calder Highway & Calder Freeway
M80 (Laverton North to Watsonia North):
Western Ring Road & Metropolitan Ring Road
B100 (Geelong to Warrnambool):
Surf Coast Highway & Great Ocean Road
B110 (Geelong to Mornington):
Bellarine Highway, Point Nepean Road, & Nepean Highway
C111 (Mt Moriac to Gheringhap):
Fyansford-Gheringhap Road, Friend In Hand Road, Hamilton Highway, Merrawarp Road, Barrabool Road & Devon Road
C112 (Newtown to East Geelong):
West Fyans Street, Fyans Street & Carr Street
C114 (Corio To Lara):
Forest Road South
C115 (North Geelong to Corio):
Corio Quay Road, Abery Road, Seabeach Parade, Lowe Street, Wharf Road & Shell Parade
C118 (Norlane to Fyansford):
Cox Road, Anakie Road, Vines Road, Church Street, McCurdy Road & Hyland Street
C119 (Apollo Bay to Birregurra):
Birregurra Road, Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road, Birregurra-Forrest Road & Forrest-Apollo Bay Road
B120 (Warrnambool to Mortlake):
Hopkins Highway
C121 (Belmont to Barwon Heads):
Barwon Heads Road, Golf Links Road & Bridge Road (C121)
C123 (Geelong to Portalington):
Ryrie Street, Portarlington Road, Geelong Road & Newcombe Street
C133 (Highton to Grovedale):
North Valley Road, South Valley Road & Pioneer Road
C134 (Waurn Ponds to Bellbrae):
Anglesea Road
C136 (Corio to Barrabool):
Cox Road, Thompson Road, Shannon Avenue & Barrabool Road
C147 (Stonehaven to Fyansford):
Fyansford-Gheringhap Road
B140 (Geelong to Hamilton):
Hamilton Highway
C141 (Geelong to Daylesford):
Ballan-Daylesford Road & Geelong-Ballan Road
C143 (Bannockburn to Skipton):
Rokewood-Skipton Road, Rokewood-Shelford Road & Shelford-Bannockburn Road
C146 (Sebastopol to Colac East):
Colac-Ballarat Road
C148 (Mortlake to Ararat):
Mortlake-Ararat Road
B160 (SA Border to Ballarat):
Glenelg Highway
C171 (Lismore to Scarsdale):
Scarsdale-Pitfield Road, Lismore-Scarsdale Road, Rokewood-Skipton Road, Lismore-Pitfield Road and Lismore-Scarsdale Road

C172 (Beaufort to Lismore):
Skipton Road, Glenelg Highway & Lismore-Skipton Road

C174 (Warrnambool to Caramut):
Warrnambool-Caramut Road
C177 (Koroit to Illowa):
Southern Cross Road
C178 (Killarney to Dunkeld):
Penshurst-Dunkeld Road, Macarthur-Penshurst Road, Penshurst-Warrnambool Road, Penshurst-Port Fairy Road
B180 (Glenthompson to Elphinstone):
Pyrenees Highway, Mortlake-Ararat Road & Maroona-Glenthompson Road
C182 (Streatham to Rossbridge):
Rossbridge-Streatham Road
C183 (Mailor Flat to Toolong):
Spencer Road, Penshurst-Warrnambool Road and Mailors Flat-Koroit Road

A/B200 (Portland to Lascelles):
Henty Highway
B220 (Ouyen to Ballarat):
Sunraysia Highway
C221 (Pomonal To Tanwood):
Lake Fyans Road, Stawell-Avoca Road, Ararat-St Arnaud Road and Moonambel Road
C277 (Kangaroo Flat to Maryborough):
Bendigo-Maryborough Road
B280 (Bendigo to Heathcote):
McIvor Highway
C282 (Muckleford To Bridgewater On Loddon):
Bridgewater-Maldon Road, High Street and Castlemaine-Maldon Road
C283 (Creswick to Lockwood South):
Bendingo-Maldon Road, Maldon-Newstead Road & Creswick-Newstead Road
C294 (Ballarat To Buninyong):
Ballarat-Buninyong Road
C296 (Ballarat to Carngham):
Ballarat-Carngham Road

A/B300 (Geelong To Lilydale):
Yarra Glen-Yea Road, Melba Highway, Maroondah Highway and Midland Highway
C307 (Delacombe to Wendouree):
Delacombe-Wendouree Road
C311 (Broadford to Kilmore):
Broadford-Kilmore Road
C325 (Sunbury to Tooboruc):
Melbourne-Lancefield Road & Lancefield-Tooborac Road
B340 (Seymour to Eildon):
Goulburn Valley Highway
C343 (East Bendigo):
Strathdale-White Hills Road
C345 (Goornong to Violet Town):
Bendigo-Murchison Road & Murchison-Violet Town Road
C357 (Murchison to Undera):
Wahring-Murchison Road, Murchison-Tutura Road & Tatura-Undera Road
B360 (Coldstream to Alexandra):
Maroondah Highway
C375 (Wahgunyah to Bowser):
Wahgunyah-Wangaratta Road
C375 (Wahgunyah to Springhurst):
Rutherglen-Wahgunyah Road, Murray Valley Highway, Chiltern-Rutherglen Road & Rutherglen-Springhurst Road
B380 (Lilydale to Warburton):
Warburton Highway
C384 (Seymour to Tooborac):
Seymour-Tooborac Road
B400 (Robinvale to Towong):
Murray Valley Highway
C403 (Kalorama to Olinda):
Ridge Road
C404 (Cranbourne East to Lilydale):
Cameron Street, Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, Narre Warren North Road, Belgrave-Hallam Road, Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Monbulk Road, Hereford Road, Swansea Road and Anderson Street
C412 (Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook):
Burwood Highway and Belgrave-Gembrook Road
C415 (Upper Ferntree Gully to Montrose):
Mt Dandenong Road & Mt Dandenong Tourist Road


M/A/B420 (Dandenong to Phillip Island):
South Gippsland Freeway, South Gippsland Highway, Bass Highway & Phillip Island Road
A440 (Lang Lang to Sale):
South Gippsland Highway
C442 (Inverloch to Tarwin Lower):
Inverloch-Venus Bay Road
C444 (Meeniyan to Tidal River):
Meeniyan-Promontory Road
C445 (Foster to Sandy Point):
Fish Creek-Foster Road
B460 (Anderson to Morwell):
Bass Highway & Strzelecki Highway
C475 (Morwell to Traralgon South):
Loy Yang-Morwell Road
C476 (Traralgon to Churchill):
Churchill-Traralgon Road
C482 (Traralgon to Yarram):
Hyland Highway
B500 (Wangaratta to Bairnsdale):
Great Alpine Road
C505 (Healesville to Warburton):
Donna Buang Road
C506 (Healesville to Launching Place):
Don Road
C507 (Narbethong to Warburton):
Acheron Way
C511 (Mansfield to Warburton):
Mansfield-Woods Point Road & Warburton-Woods Point Road
C606 (Swan Reach to Metung):
Metung Road
C612 (Orbost to NSW Border):
Bonang Road
C704 (Gisborne to Corio):
Bacchus Marsh Road, Parwan Road, Grant Street, Gisborne Road and Robertson Street
C706 (Merrimu to Sunbury):
Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road, Vineyard Road & Horne Street
C722 (Craigieburn to Wollert):
Craigieburn Road & Craigieburn Road East
C723 (Mickelham to Yan Yean):
Donnybrook Road
C725 (Whittlesea to Yea):
Whittlesea-Yea Road
C729 (Kilmore to Epping):
Wandong Road, Epping-Kilmore Road, Merriang Road, Epping Road And High Street
C743 (Melbourne Airport to Riddells Creek):
Sunbury Road, Bulla Road, Macedon Street & Riddell Road
C754 (Melton South to Taylors Lake):
Melton Highway
C777 (Rosebud West to Frankston South):
Rosebud-Flinders Road and Frankston-Flinders Road

M/A780 (Lynwood to Tyabb):
Western Port Highway
C781 (Baxter to Tooradin):
Baxter-Tooradin Road
C782 (Mornington to Tyabb):
Main Street and Mornington-Tyabb Road
C783 (Mornington To Safety Beach):
The Esplanade and Marine Drive
A790 (Marong to Ravenswood):
Calder Alternative Highway
C793 (Kyneton):
Kyneton Main Road
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C801 (Melton):
Coburns Road, High Street & Melton Highway
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C802 (Bachhus Marsh):
Bacchus Marsh Road
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C803 (Ballan):
Old Melbourne Road
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C805 (Burrumbeet to Warrenheip):
Ballarat-Burrumbeet Road

Last updated: 23-Jun-2017 23:48

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