Mid-Western Highway

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Mid-Western Highway
New South Wales
General information
Type Highway
Length 522 km (324 mi)
Opened 1928
Route number(s)
route number
  • National Route 24 (1954-2013)
  • Entire Route[1]
Major junctions
West end
  Kidman Way
Newell Highway
Goldfields Way
Henry Lawson Way
Olympic Highway
Lachlan Valley Way
Mitchell Highway
East end
Major settlements Goolgowi, Rankins Springs, West Wyalong, Grenfell, Cowra, Blayney
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The Mid-Western Highway is a state highway in New South Wales, Australia.


East to west, the highway starts at Bathurst where it joins with the Great Western Highway. It proceeds via Blayney, Carcoar and Cowra. The highway then heads west through Grenfell to West Wyalong where it crosses the Newell Highway. It continues west through Weethalle, Rankins Springs and Goolgowi before terminating in Hay where it joins the Sturt Highway via the Cobb Highway.[2]

The Mid-Western Highway is the most direct route between Sydney and Adelaide, however since the Hume Highway has been improved, the route via the Hume Highway and Sturt Highway through Wagga Wagga is probably superior[citation needed] and quicker despite being around 20 kilometres (12 mi) longer. The latter is also part of the Auslink National network as the defined route from Sydney to Adelaide.

See also[edit]

Media related to Mid-Western Highway at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ Alpha Numeric route numbers - A new Road Numbering System, NSW Transport Roads & Maritime Services. Retrieved on 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Mid-Western Highway". Ozroads. Retrieved 17 June 2013. [self-published source]