How to perform a successful hook turn

The city of Melbourne presents a range of driving hassles absent in the ‘burbs. Not least of these is the pesky hook turn, a Melbourne specific phenomenon that requires drivers to make a right hand turn from the left lane. As needlessly complicated as it sounds, it is not actually that difficult to execute once you understand the process. Observe…


  1. Indicate early that you intend to turn right, and approach the intersection from the far left hand lane.
  2. Enter the intersection, keeping as near as possible to the left of the intersection and clear of pedestrian crossings.
  3. Stay in this position until the traffic lights on the road you are turning into have turned green.
  4. Turn on to the road, and be on your merry way.