Freight information & access

New network access fees apply from 1st July 2022.
The Essential Services Commission (ESC) approved an access arrangement for the operation of freight trains on the V/Line network. You can download these documents from the links below.

V/Line’s current standard access prices are below.
  2021-22 2022-23^
Flagfall ($/km) ($/km)
Bulkgrain - -
Other freight (containers) $1.06 $1.11
Variable Rate  ($1000/GTK) ($1000/GTK)
Bulkgrain $4.95 $5.17
Other freight (containers) $1.97 $2.06
Geelong Grain Loop Flat fee Flat fee
Access to Geelong Grain loop $92.05 $96.19
Access to certain Sidings & Terminals* Per vehicle Per vehicle
Somerton $15.60 $16.30
Melbourne Arrival Sidings $15.60 $16.30
Tottenham Yard $15.60 $16.30

* No fee for the first 24 hours of access to the listed sidings and terminals. Access fee listed applies per vehicle for each consecutive 24 hour period of access.

^ 2022-23 rates effective 1st July 2022.