Phil, being giving your trip some thought, so this might help if you havent planned it out fully. The overnight near Licola is leaving afternoon & heading there via the 'blacktop' I gather
. If so, suggestions as follows, as I have done a trip as follows;
Leave Licola early in the morning heading up Glencairn Licola rd & get onto Black Soil Track then onto Macalister River Tk. Leads onto Butcher Country Tk all the way up to Howitt Rd. (Rooftops Jamieson-Licola Map is the one to get for this section)
Turn right onto Howitt Rd then left down Zeka Spur Tk to Wonnangatta. Depending on time you arrive at the 'gatta', you can either set up camp for the night, or continue on to Talbotville via Herne Spur, Wombat & Cynthia Range Tks. Is a big day to get to Talbotville, aprox 9 hrs of driving, but imo is worth it as camping at Talbotville is hard to beat. At Talbotville you are right on the Crooked River/Blue Rag/Collingwood Spurs Tks & only about 40 mins from Dargo where you will need to get fuel.