The VVG portal contains extensive information on nearly 300,000 bores across the state of Victoria.  These instructions are a quick guide on how to use the map. Please be aware that the system is regularly being refined and updated and these instructions will be updated from time to time.

Note: If you have an Apple Mac, find out how to navigate the portal here

New Mapping Portal

Interactive 'Whats new' tour

map portal


Queries (out of date)
Export (out of date)
3D visualisation

Quick guide to get started

Navigation instructions

There are several ways to navigate around using the map interface, your pointer device (mouse) and your keyboard.

User guide to mapping portal

Zoom in and out

There are multiple ways to zoom in and out:

Pan the map

Tip - Turn layers off to speed up navigation. The more layers you have turned on, the longer it will take for everything to load each time you zoom or pan.

Search by address

Turn layers on and off

Change map layer order

Change layer transparency

Get more information on a layer

Query a layer

Metadata for layers

Advanced search filters for layers

Change basemap

Find the legend

Measure area or distance

Save a map view

Print a map view

Toggle menu on side on and off

Querying the map for information

As the amount of data layers available on VVG has increased, the querying options have become more complicated. We hope to simplify this in the near future.

To query the map just click on the point of the map you are interested in, information related to that point will return information in the left hand side information panel. The type of information returned depends on the selected 'query mode'.


The 'query mode' selection buttons are located in the search panel on the left-hand-side of the map. These options allow you to change between different query groupings. The default query mode is 'Bores' which will query for bores within a 500 metre radius of a single mouse click on the map. Other query modes are listed below.

3D Visualisation

The 3D scene is a tool that allows you to see areas from the VVG portal in 3D.