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Driving in Australia

Driving in Australia

This page is dedicated to information about driving around Australia.

Part 1 - Uncle Vernon's Guide to Driving in Australia [PDF] - A handy guide to driving in Australia. Includes road conditions, distances, tips and advice.

Part 2 - Round Australia [PDF] - Long road trips and the round Australa trip with a real example. Stats on fuel usage and advice on places to go and things to see.


Driving distances between Australian cities

AdelaideBrisbaneCanberraDarwinMelbournePerthSydney
Adelaide----2050km1200km3030km730km2700km1415km
Brisbane2050km----1240km3400km1680km4350km970km
Canberra1200km1240km----3970km660km3760km290km
Darwin 3030km3400km3970km----3760km4030km3980km
Melbourne730km1680km660km3760km----3430km880km
Perth 2700km4350km3760m4030km3430km----3975km
Sydney 1415km970km290km3980km880km3975km-----

Road conditions

The table below links to different state and territory road conditions. It can be a valuable resource for those trying to get off the beaten track or travelling in the tropical north. However, you should always check with locals to get a true picture of the conditions.

ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
All
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http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/trafficreports/index.html
http://www.roadreport.nt.gov.au/
http://www.racq.com.au
http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/quicklinks/roadworks.asp
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http://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/NR/mrwa/internet/realtime/TRC/
http://www.exploroz.com/InfoPages/RoadConditions.asp

Also useful : Shell Petrol Pricing, from around Australia; fuel 'price watch' in Western Australia; and MotorMouth prices from around Oz.