Network access and freight

Accessing V/Line land



Holders of a valid Site Access Permit (SAP) are able to access V/Line land.

The V/Line Access Team will issue a SAP once an access request is submitted and reviewed.

Types of access

Non-disruptive access: a minimum of 28 business days notification is required to process an application that does not affect train services.

Disruptive access: a minimum of 90 days is required for access that disrupts train services.

Requesting access

To request access to V/Line land for any activities, please fill out the form by clicking the link below. 


Freight information & access

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:
  • Flagfall rate ($/km) bulk grain 0, other freight including containers $0.984.
  • Variable rate ($/1000 GTK) bulk grain $4.642, other freight including containers $1.850.
  • V/Line will charge operators the sum of $86.582 for each instance of access to the Geelong Grain Loop.

More information

For more information about what's required to obtain access on the V/Line network, please download the guide below.

V/Line site access guide
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Third parties completing under track bores and excavating on V/Line leased land
PDF 421kB

For further information please email

For all freight related queries please email