Freeways in Australia
This is a list of freeways or motorways in Australia, sorted by states and territories and their corresponding routes. This list includes tollways / toll roads such as the CityLink freeway system in Melbourne. This list has over 70 entries. The only jurisdiction in Australia without freeways is the Northern Territory. Victoria has the largest and densest freeway network in Australia.
- 1 Australian Capital Territory
- 2 Tasmania
- 3 New South Wales
- 4 Queensland
- 5 South Australia
- 6 Victoria
- 7 Western Australia
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- Majura Parkway
- Gungahlin Drive Extension
- Capital Circle
- Parkes Way*
- Tuggeranong Parkway
- Adelaide Avenue
- Yarra Glen
While the overall quality of Tasmania's Highway network has been constructed to a high standard, its grade separated Freeway network is limited. In the past, Hobart and Launceston have each had comprehensive transport studies conducted, proposing Grade separated Freeways running through and around them. While some of these roads have been constructed, the majority are limited access featuring At-grade intersections. Devonport and Burnie are the only major population centres with Freeway standard roads linking each other. There has been repeated proposals in recent years to fully upgrade the Midland Highway to grade separated Freeway standards.
This List is limited to Tasmania's Freeway standard Roads.
- Bass Highway (Burnie to Devonport and Prospect to Illawarra Main Road)
- Midland Highway (South Launceston to Breadalbane)
- Gore Hill Freeway
- Warringah Freeway
- Sydney Harbour Tunnel (fully electronically tolled for southbound traffic)
- Cahill Expressway
- Eastern Distributor (fully electronically tolled for northbound traffic)
- Southern Cross Drive
- General Holmes Drive, the Airport Tunnel
- Westlink M7 (fully electronically tolled)
- Pacific Motorway (Northern NSW, from Ewingsdale to QLD border)
- Pacific Motorway (Sydney to Newcastle), also known as the F3
- Pacific Highway, 60% of which is of freeway or dual carriageway standard.
- Princes Motorway, also known as the F6
- Princes Highway, 16% of which is of freeway or dual carriageway standard.
- Hume Motorway, also known as the F5
- Hume Highway, 100% of which is of freeway or dual carriageway standard.
- Hunter Expressway (under construction - to open by the end of 2013)
- Logan Motorway (Tolled)
- Ipswich Motorway (Goodna to Archerfield)
- Airport Link Tunnel (Tolled)
- Clem Jones Tunnel (Clem7) (Tolled)
Gold Coast region
Sunshine Coast region
- South Road Superway (Under Construction)
- Gawler Bypass - freeway grade road
Victoria has the largest number and highest density of freeways in Australia, with the majority being located in Melbourne City or the metropolitan areas.
The reason behind Victoria having a high density of arterial roads, highways and freeways, is due to a low population density over a large area (like most of Australia), where towns are sparse or located a significant distance from each other; but with Victoria having towns located throughout the entire state, with large numbers of inhabitants, in both urban and rural areas (many of which are major) such as Ballarat or Bendigo. This is compared to New South Wales (for instance), where the majority of the state to the central and west is rural and has hardly any inhabitants.
Melbourne region (Urban Freeways)
- East West Link (major multi-billion dollar cross-city tollway. Stage 1 - Tunnel / Stage 2 - CityLink to Western Ring Road)
- Geelong Ring Road (Stage 4 - Status: Complete)
- Princes Freeway (Geelong to Colac)
- Princes Freeway (Traralgon to Sale)
- Western Freeway (Ballarat to Stawell)
- Highways in Australia
- Highway 1
- National Highway (Australia)
- Transport in Australia
- Road transport in Australia
- List of roads and highways
- List of Australian airports
- List of Australian ports
- "Plan for four-lane Midland Highway". The Examiner. December 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- "Abbott Doorstop in Launceston - Midland Highway upgrade". Liberal Party of Australia. February 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- "PTUA - 'The Alternative to Melbourne’s Freeway Explosion'". Retrieved 2007-07-26.