You can find on this page the Australia road map to print and to download in PDF. The Australia driving map presents the detailed road network, main highways and free motorways of Australia in Oceania.

Australia roads map

Maps of Australia roads

The Australia road map shows all roads network and main roads of Australia. This road map of Australia will allow you to preparing your routes and find your routes through the roads of Australia in Oceania. The Australia roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Australia has three to four times more road per capita than Europe and seven to nine times more than Asia. Australia also has the third highest per capita rate of fuel consumption in the world. Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane are rated among the most car-dependent cities in the world, with Sydney and Melbourne close behind. Furthermore, the distance travelled by car (or similar vehicle) in Australia is among the highest in the world, being exceeded by USA and Canada. There are 3 different categories of Australian roads as its mentioned in Australia roads map: Federal Highways, State Highways, Local Roads.

The road network of Australia comprises a total of 913,000 km broken down into: Paved: 353,331 km (including 3,132 km of expressways), Unpaved: 559,669 km (1996 estimate) as you can see in Australia roads map. The majority of road tunnels in Australia have been constructed since the 1990s to relieve traffic congestion in metropolitan areas, or to cross significant watercourses.

Australia relies heavily on road transport due to Australia large area and low population density in considerable parts of the country (see Australia roads map). Another reason for the reliance upon roads is that the Australian rail network has not been sufficiently developed for a lot of the freight and passenger requirements in most areas of Australia. This has meant that goods that would otherwise be transported by rail are moved across Australia via road trains. Almost every household owns at least one car, and uses it most days.

Australia highway map

Maps of Australia motorways

The Australia highway map shows toll and free motorways of Australia. This highways map of Australia will allow you to prepare your routes on motorways of Australia in Oceania. The Australia highway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Australia is a vast and sparsely populated country. Its earliest highways radiate in a spoke-like pattern from capital cities in each State. These highways link major country towns to the capital cities. Intercapital transport was initially mainly by sea and rail. As the population increased, roads connecting the towns located on different highways were constructed. Victoria, for example, has the largest highway network as you can see in Australia highway map with every major town linked directly to every other major town in the state. Increased demand for freight and passenger transport led to construction of intercity highways, especially with the decline of rail freight traffic.

Primary highways in Australia; called motorways in publications. These are typically dual carriageway freeway standard highways. They connect capital cities to each other or to bigger rural cities and are also applicable to major city freeways. Secondary highways linking together major towns on different "A" routes including certain lesser important former national routes as its shown in Australia highway map. In addition, they may include major bypassed sections of former "A" or "M" routes and significant tourist routes.

Each Australian state government maintains their own network of roads connecting most of the towns in the state. Highways and major roads include Metroads, National Routes, State Routes and routes numbered according to the Alphanumeric Route Numbering System as you can see in Australia highway map. Some highways in remote areas of Australia are not sealed for high traffic volumes and are not suitable for the whole range of weather conditions. Following heavy rains they may be closed to traffic.