Mallee Highway

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Mallee Highway
South Australia – Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 377 km (234 mi)
Route number(s)
  • B12 (1998-present)
    Entire route
route number
  • National Route 12 (? - 1999)
    Entire route
Major junctions
West end
East end
Major settlements Lameroo, Pinnaroo, Ouyen, Manangatang
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in South Australia
Highways in Victoria

The Mallee Highway[1][2][3] (formerly the Ouyen Highway in Victoria) is part of the shortest route between Adelaide and Sydney. It runs east from Tailem Bend in South Australia through cereal-growing farmland at the southern end of the Murray Mallee to Pinnaroo near the border with Victoria, where it crosses Pinaroo-Loxton and Pinaroo-Bordertown Road in Pinaroo. It continues in Victoria through Ouyen, where it crosses the Calder Highway (the old Ouyen Highway terminated at the Calder Highway and never proceeded east), and Piangil, where it crosses the Murray Valley Highway.

Route B12, however continues past the Mallee Highway terminus along the Murray Valley Highway for two kilometres north of Piangil, linking to Tooleybuc Road where it continues until it crosses the New South Wales border and the Murray River at Tooleybuc. The road then continues to Balranald, at the Murrumbidgee River (without the B12 designation). Tooleybuc Road terminates at the Sturt Highway which continues en route to Sydney via the Hume Highway or Mid-Western Highway.

Major Intersections and Towns[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
The Coorong Tailem Bend 0 0 Dukes HighwayBordertown, Melbourne / Tailem Bend, Adelaide 100 km from Adelaide
Moorlands 14 9 Old Dukes Highway – Coomandook
Southern Mallee Lameroo 99 62
Pinnaroo 133 83 Ngarkat HighwayBordertown, Naracoorte
139 86 Browns Well HighwayLoxton, Renmark
SA / Vic State Border
Mildura Murrayville 166 103
Boinka 207 129
Underbool 226 140
Walpeup 246 153 Walpeup-Patchewollock Road – Patchewollock, Hopetoun
Ouyen 274 170 Ouyen-Patchewollock Road – Patchewollock, Hopetoun
275.7 171.3 Calder HighwayBallarat, Bendigo, Melbourne
275.8 171.4 Calder HighwayRed Cliffs, Mildura
Swan Hill Manangatang 331 206 Robinvale–Sea Lake Road – Robinvale, Sea Lake
Piangil 372 231 Murray Valley HighwaySwan Hill, Melbourne
374 232 Murray Valley HighwayRobinvale, Sydney
Murray River 376 234 Vic / NSW border
Balranald Balranald Sturt HighwayMildura / Sydney
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mallee Highway Touring Route, Design Train. Retrieved on 15 September 2013.
  2. ^ National Routes - Interstate Links, Main Roads Victoria. Retrieved on 15 September 2013.
  3. ^ B12 Mallee Highway, Ozroads. Retrieved on 15 September 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mallee Highway at Wikimedia Commons