PTV Local Area Maps: Cardinia

Cardinia Shire

The Cardnia Shire municipality is on Melbourne’s eastern and south-eastern outskirts. The current version of the local area map only includes those services that are considered “metropolitan”, with various public transport services beyond Pakenam and Tooraddin not shown.

Public transport services passing through the following suburbs and towns are shown on the map: Avonsleigh, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Clematis, Cockatoo, Emerald, Gembrook, Guys Hill, Menzies Creek, Officer, Pakenham and Pakenham Upper.

Additional towns in Cardinia Shire lying beyond the reach of the “metropolitan” network but served by V/Line trains, V/Line coaches or PTV intertown buses include Bunyip, Garfield, Koo Wee Rup, Nar Nar Goon and Tynong.

Further townships not served by public transport in the Cardinia Shire include Bayles, Bunyip North, Caldermeade, Cardinia, Catani, Cora Lynn, Dalmore, Dewhurst, Heath Hill, Iona, Koo Wee Rup, Maryknoll, Monomeith, Mount Burnett, Nangana, Officer South, Pakenham South, Rythdale, Vervale and Yannathan. These towns are largely obscured on the map by insets of Cranbourne and Pakenham.


Following the launch of the Metlink brand across Melbourne in 2004, pocket-sized guides with multi-modal network maps were distributed to households around Melbourne. 31 different editions are available, one for each municipality. The maps often include suburbs adjoining municipal boundaries.

Each map is drawn by the experts at Melway. The original versions had all bus services colour-coded orange, which made it difficult to read for areas with numerous overlapping bus services, such as Manningham or Greater Dandenong. These were reissued again in June 2005, correcting various errors in the original versions.

In September 2007 the first maps were sighted in a new full-colour format, making the bus network much easier to decipher. These maps would gradually appear for most municipalities over the next couple of  years, with the map for Mornington Peninsula Shire finally coming online in April 2011. PTV have continued to issue these maps since the April 2012 rebrand.

These maps effectively superseded the former fold-out Melbourne-wide Public Transport Map, however printed editions have not been issued since 2011, other than in brochures for major network changes. A new-style printed format has since been seen for the “Melbourne By Bus” marketing campaign.

Below we have uploaded various editions issued for City of Brimbank, however we stress this is not a complete set by any means. Where possible, we have noted the reason(s) for the updated map.


Cardinia January 2016 (PDF)
Introduction of the Night Bus Network, replacing the former NightRider network.