With our population centres separated by vast distances, road transport infrastructure is critical to sustaining Australian communities, growing our strong economy and improving our international competitiveness.

The Australian Government, through the Department, contributes to the prosperity of the economy and the well being of all Australians by supporting continued improvement to our road transport infrastructure.

The Department advises the Government on transport reform and innovations to improve road transport efficiency, productivity safety and environmental performance. The Department also provides a diverse range of day-to-day services to the road transport sector and the community.

  • The Australian Government in partnership with the NSW Government have developed the Barton Highway Duplication Business Case. The Business Case identifies a staged approach to delivery as the most cost effective option for the Highway’s current and future capacity requirements between the ACT-NSW border and the Hume Highway.

  • The Australian Government, NSW, Victorian and SA governments are working in partnership to deliver a Princes Highway Corridor Strategy that will integrate planning along the entire corridor and recommend asset management priorities and investments.

  • The Australian Government is developing a Newell Highway Strategy (the Strategy) in consultation with the New South Wales Government and key stakeholders.

  • Roads policy, planning and regulations.

  • This section covers all aspects of road safety.

  • The Australian Government is working with state, territory and local governments, as well as industry and community stakeholders, to progress Heavy Vehicle Road Reform.

  • This Scheme provides uniform charges and operating conditions for heavy vehicles engaged solely in interstate operations. For detailed information please follow this link.

  • A listing of Departmental publications relating to roads, highways and freeways.