If there are no posted speed limits on an unsealed road, the default speed limits apply.
In built-up areas the default speed limit is 50km/h. On country roads the default speed limit is 100km/h.
To alter a speed zone on a local road, Council must receive approval from VicRoads. VicRoads is unlikely to approve a speed zone other than the default speeds on unsealed roads.
The appropriate speed to travel on an unsealed road varies greatly due to driver behaviour, the weather and road environment.
For most unsealed roads it is safer to allow drivers to choose an appropriate speed instead of encouraging them to travel at a specific speed limit.
Police enforcement of speed limits can be requested at your local Police Station or by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.