Newell Highway

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Newell Highway
New South Wales
General information
Type Highway
Length 1,062 km (660 mi)
Route number(s)
route number
  • National Highway 39 (unknown-2013)

NSW section

Major junctions
North end
South end
Major settlements Moree, Narrabri, Coonabarabran, Gilgandra, Dubbo, West Wyalong, Narrandera, Finley
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The Newell Highway is the longest highway in New South Wales, Australia.[citation needed]

The Newell Highway is named in honour of H. H. Newell, the NSW Commissioner of Main Roads from 1932 until 1941.


The highway runs parallel to the eastern coast about 400 kilometres (250 mi) inland, and is the main inland direct road link from Victoria to Queensland, bypassing the more congested coastal areas of New South Wales. It runs through Boggabilla, Moree, Narrabri, Coonabarabran, Gilgandra, Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes, West Wyalong, Narrandera and Jerilderie.

The highway crosses the Murray River (the New South Wales/Victoria border) at Tocumwal and continues south through Victoria as the Goulburn Valley Highway.


See also[edit]

Media related to Newell Highway at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit][self-published source]