List of highways in Western Australia

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Highways in Western Australia include both roads that are named as a highway, and roads that have been declared as a highway under the Main Roads Act 1930. The standard of highways range from two-lane roads, common in rural areas, to controlled access, grade separated freeways in Perth.

In legislation, a highway is a type of road controlled and maintained by the state road authority, Main Roads Western Australia. Any road or section of road may be proclaimed a highway by the Governor of Western Australia, on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Main Roads, under Section 13 of the Main Roads Act 1930.[1] Section 14 of the act allows for the creation of new highways.[1] Main Roads assigns each highway a name and number, which may vary from the common road names used on road signs and by the general public.[2] The highway number does not correspond to a road route that may be allocated to the highway, and some highways are not part of a numbered route.[2]

Proclaimed highways[edit]

No Road From To Notes
H1 Albany Highway Perth Albany Includes Shepperton Road and The Causeway in Perth
H2 Perth–Bunbury Highway Melville Mandurah Local road names are Stock Road, Rockingham Road, Ennis Avenue, Mandurah Road, Old Coast Road, Australind Bypass, Robertson Drive
H3 Eyre Highway Norseman WA/SA border
H4 Brand Highway Muchea Geraldton
H5 Great Eastern Highway Burswood Kalgoorlie Includes Johnson Street, James Street and East Street in Guildford, and Hannan Street in Kalgoorlie
H6 Great Northern Highway Midland Wyndham
H7 North West Coastal Highway Geraldton Port Hedland
H8 South Coast Highway Albany Esperance Includes Chester Pass Road in Albany and Morgans Street in Ravensthorpe
H9 South Western Highway Armadale Walpole
H10 Coolgardie–Esperance Highway Coolgardie Esperance
H11 Victoria Highway Lake Argyle WA/NT border
H12 Leach Highway Palmyra Kewdale
H13 Canning Highway Fremantle Victoria Park
H14 Stirling Highway Crawley Fremantle
H15 Kwinana Freeway Perth Lake Clifton
H16 Mitchell Freeway Perth Joondalup
H17 Tonkin Highway Malaga Oakford
H18 Roe Highway Middle Swan Bibra Lake
H19 Great Eastern Highway Bypass South Guildford Hazelmere
H20 Graham Farmer Freeway West Perth Rivervale
H21 Reid Highway North Beach Middle Swan
H22 Wimbledon–Rupert Street Link Beckenham Kenwick Local name is Kenwick Link
H23 Armadale Road Armadale Cockburn Central
H24 Brearley Avenue Redcliff Perth Airport
H25 Cockburn Road Hamilton Hill Henderson
H26 Guildford Road Mount Lawley Guildford
H27 Rivervale–Wattle Grove Link Rivervale Wattle Grove Local road names are Orrong Road and Welshpool Road East
H28 Karrinyup–Morley Highway Karrinyup Morley Local road names are Karrinyup Road and Morley Drive
H29 Marmion Avenue Karrinyup Yanchep
H30 Port Beach Road North Fremantle
H31 Queen Victoria Street North Fremantle Fremantle
H32 South Street Canning Vale Fremantle
H33 Toodyay Road Middle Swan Toodyay
H34 Tydeman Road North Fremantle
H35 Wanneroo Road West Perth Yanchep Also includes Charles Street
H36 West Coast Highway Cottesloe Trigg
H37 Garratt Road Bridge Bayswater Ascot
H38 Thomas Road Kwinana Beach Oakford
H39 Stephenson Highway Osborne Park Local name is Stephenson Avenue
H40 Albany Port Road Albany Local road names are Hanrahan Road and Princess Royal Drive
H41 Anzac Drive West Kalgoorlie South Boulder
H42 Broome Highway Roebuck Broome Local name is Broome Road
H43 Bussell Highway Bunbury Augusta Includes Robertson Drive, Bunbury
H44 Carnarvon Road Kingsford Carnarvon Local road name is Robinson Street
H45 Coalfields Highway Roelands Collie
H46 Dampier Road Stove Hill Dampier Local road names are Dampier Highway and Karratha Road
H47 Derby Highway Willare Derby
H48 Minilya–Exmouth Road Minilya Exmouth
H49 Goldfields Highway Meekatharra Kambalda
H50 Geraldton–Mount Magnet Road Geraldton Mount Magnet
H51 Port Hedland Road Port Hedland Local road name is Wilson Street
H52 Brookton Highway Armadale Ravensthorpe Includes Brookton-Corrigin, Corrigin-Kondindin, Kondindin-Hyden, Hyden-Lake King, and Newdegate-Ravensthorpe Roads
H53 Williams–Narrogin Road Williams Narrogin Local name is Williams–Kondinn Road
H54 Albany Ring Road Willyung Local name is Menang Drive
H55 Madigan Road Gap Ridge
H56 Beach Street Fremantle From Queen Victoria Street to Victoria Quay access point
H57 Forrest Highway Ravenswood Lake Clifton
H59 Willinge Drive Vittoria Picton Also includes part of Estuary Drive
H61 Australind–Roelands Link Australind Roelands Local road name is Raymond Road
H62 John Willcock Link Geraldton
H65 Horrie Miller Drive Kewdale Perth Airport

Main roads with highway names[edit]

A "main road" is another type of road controlled by Main Roads Western Australia.[1]

No Highway From To Notes
M8 Vasse Highway Busselton Diamond Tree
M10 Chidlow–York Road Local road name is Great Southern Highway
M24 Muirs Highway Manjimup Mount Barker
M27 Brockman Highway Karridale Bridgetown
M31 Northam–Cranbrook Road Local name is Great Southern Highway, from York to Cranbrook

Outback tracks with highway names[edit]

As the outback covers most of Western Australia, tracks provide vital links to remote communities and settlements. These tracks are unsealed, remote, and in many cases pass through restricted areas such as Aboriginal Reserves and Indigenous Protected Areas, which require transit permits.[3][4][5][6]

Road routes with highway names[edit]

Highway 1 is a route that circumnavigates Australia, joining all mainland state capitals, via roads numbered 1, M1, A1, or B1, as some states use an alphanumeric route numbering system. In Western Australia, most of the highway is designated as National Route 1. However, the sections in the north-east and south-east of the state that are concurrent with the National Highway routes from Perth to Adelaide and from Perth to Darwin are designated as National Highway 1.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MAIN ROADS ACT 1930". Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Metropolitan Road Fact Sheet" (PDF). Main Roads Western Australia. 1 February 2011. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "About entry permits". Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.environment.gov.au/indigenous/ipa/visiting.html
  5. ^ http://www.exploroz.com/TripPlanning/Permits/Access.aspx
  6. ^ https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/usingroads/touringwamaps/Pages/TouringWAMaps.aspx#.UrBxm43W6kI

References[edit]

  • "Metropolitan Network" (PDF). Intergrated Service Arrangement. Main Roads Western Australia. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  • "Kimberley Network" (PDF). Intergrated Service Arrangement. Main Roads Western Australia. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  • "Pilbara Network" (PDF). Intergrated Service Arrangement. Main Roads Western Australia. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  • "Goldfields-Esperance Network" (PDF). Intergrated Service Arrangement. Main Roads Western Australia. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  • "Wheatbelt Network" (PDF). Intergrated Service Arrangement. Main Roads Western Australia. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  • "Midwest and Gascoyne Network" (PDF). Intergrated Service Arrangement. Main Roads Western Australia. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  • "South West and Great Southern Network" (PDF). Intergrated Service Arrangement. Main Roads Western Australia. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 

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