Consultation on the 40km/h speed limit closed on 22 May 2015. Project updates are provided below.

The City of Melbourne is investigating a 40km/h speed limit in Kensington as a result of community feedback. We have gathered data that indicates a reduced speed limit in Kensington will improve road safety outcomes.

Lower speed limits in these areas will save lives and prevent and reduce the amount of casualty accidents every year. A pedestrian hit by a vehicle travelling at 50km/h is four times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than if hit at 40km/h.


Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the proposed 40km/h speed limit in Kensington local streets. VicRoads have recently issued their formal approval. Installation of new 40km/h speed limit signs will commence from Monday 1 August 2016.

Implementation of a 40km/h speed limit in Kensington local streets is a significant step towards achieving the goals of Council’s Road Safety Plan 2013-2017 and Walking Plan 2014-2017, which both aim to reduce the likelihood of fatalities and serious injuries to vulnerable road users.

View the map below for existing and new speed limits.

July 21, 2016

Approval was given by the committee for the introduction of a 40km/h speed limit on the local road network in Kensington at its meeting on 4 August 2015. The proposal will now be presented to VicRoads for formal agreement.

The introduction of the a 40km/h speed limit is expected to improve the safety of all road users in Kensington, particularly pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Read a copy of the report and minutes below.

October 9, 2015

Feedback on a proposed 40km/h speed limit in Kensington has now closed. The City of Melbourne will now review the feedback and we’ll provide an update shortly.

May 23, 2015

Study areas


The survey is now closed.