PTV Local Area Maps: Melbourne

City of Melbourne

Suburbs that form part of the Melbourne municipality in Melbourne’s inner core include Carlton, Docklands, East Melbourne, Jolimont, Kensington, Melbourne City, Parkville, St Kilda Rd Central, Southbank and West Melbourne along with parts of Carlton North, Flemington, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, South Yarra and South Wharf.


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These maps effectively superseded the former fold-out Melbourne-wide Public Transport Map, however printed editions have not been issued since 2011, other than in brochures for major network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 Melbourne, however we stress this is not a complete set by any means. Where possible, we have noted the reason(s) for the updated map.


Melbourne – July 2004 (PDF)
Incorrectly shows Route 236 rather than Route 238 & City Circle via Spencer St (instead of Dockands), changes that both took place in January 2003

Melbourne – June 2005 (PDF)
Melbourne – June 2005 – City Inset (PDF)
October 2004 tram changes (merging of 8 & 22 and merging of 16 & 69)
Corrected City Circle via Dockands & 238 to Port Melbourne

Melbourne – June 2008 (PDF)
First edition in multi-coloured format

Melbourne – April 2010 (PDF)
First appeared in September 2010 and was briefly online with this date

Melbourne – April 2012 (PDF)
Cessation of Limited Stops Route 350 to LaTrobe Uni (variation of Route 340) in January 2012

Melbourne – November 2012 (PDF)

Melbourne – July 2014 (PDF)
Introduction of Transdev Greenfields Network Stage 1
Splitting of Route 112 tram into Routes 11 & 12
Deletion of Route 24 & 79 trams

Melbourne – October 2014 (PDF)
Reintroduction of Route 303 to Ringwood North

Melbourne – August 2015 (PDF)
Re-routing of Lonsdale St bus routes via Spring St (commenced September 2015)

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

Melbourne – February 2016 (PDF)
Introduction of Route 403 between Footscray & Melbourne Uni

Melbourne – May 2017 (PDF)
Introduction of the Route 58 tram, replacing Routes 8 & 55
Extension of Route 6 tram to Moreland

Melbourne – June 2017 (PDF)
Rerouting of Route 605 via Birdwood Ave

Melbourne – July 2017 (PDF)
Rerouting of Route 58 tram to Toorak Rd West to enable Metro Tunnel Works