Major Agreed Routes and Distances

Major Routes: Road Transport (Long Distance) Award 2020


The following are the Agreed Distances and Driving Hours for major routes per the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020 (Australia only). For clarification of distance and driving hours and the associated driver payment schedules see

Check the type of vehicle can actually travel within the time frame with rests.

(Make sure to add loading/unloading and rest times as a minimum).

From / ToRouteKilometersDriving Hours
Sydney / BrisbaneNew England Highway95011.6
Sydney / MelbourneHume Highway85810.5
Sydney / AdelaideBathurst/Stuart Highway136716.7
Sydney / PerthBroken Hill404447.6
Sydney / DarwinCharleville / Dubbo398746.8
Melbourne / BrisbaneNewell Highway168218.5
Melbourne / SydneyHume Highway85810.5
Melbourne / AdelaideDukes / Western Highway7318.9
Melbourne / PerthWestern / Eyre Highway340740
Melbourne / DarwinStuart/Western Highway374944.1
Adelaide / BrisbaneBroken Hill / Newell Highway201524.6
Adelaide / SydneyBathurst / Stuart Highway136716.7
Adelaide / PerthEyre Highway267731.5
Adelaide / MelbourneDukes / Western Highway7318.9
Adelaide / DarwinStuart Highway301935.5
Brisbane / SydneyNew England95011.6
Brisbane / MelbourneNewell Highway179021.8
Brisbane / AdelaideBroken Hill / Newell Highway201524.6
Brisbane / PerthNew England / Newell / Barrier431450.7
Brisbane / DarwinRoma341740.2
Perth / AdelaideEyre Highway267731.5
Perth / MelbourneWestern / Eyre Highway340740
Perth / SydneyBroken Hill404447.6
Perth / BrisbaneNew England / Newell / Barrier431450.7
Perth/ DarwinNorth West Coastal402747.4
Darwin / BrisbaneRoma341740.2
Darwin / SydneyCharleville / Dubbo397846.8
Darwin / MelbourneStuart / Western Highway374944.1
Darwin / AdelaideStuart Highway301935.5
Darwin / PerthNorth West Coastal402747.4

Long distance operation means any interstate operation, or any return journey where the distance travelled exceeds 500 kilometres and the operation involves a vehicle moving livestock or materials whether in a raw or manufactured state from a principal point of commencement to a principal point of destination. An area within a radius of 32 kilometres from the GPO of a capital city will be deemed to be the capital city.

Refer to the Road Transport (Long Distance) Award for further details at