Mallee Highway

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Mallee Highway

General information
Length377 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 settlementsLameroo, Pinnaroo, Ouyen, Manangatang
Highway system

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 Pinnaroo-Loxton and Pinnaroo-Bordertown Road in Pinnaroo. 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]

South AustraliaThe CoorongTailem Bend00.0 Dukes Highway (A8) – Bordertown, Melbourne / Tailem Bend, Adelaide100 km from Adelaide
Moorlands148.7Old Dukes Highway – Coomandook
Southern MalleeLameroo9962
Pinnaroo13383 Ngarkat Highway (B57) – Bordertown, Naracoorte
13986 Browns Well Highway (B57) – Loxton, Renmark
South Australia / Victoria14590South AustraliaVictoria State Border
Walpeup246153Walpeup-Patchewollock Road – Patchewollock, Hopetoun
Ouyen274170Ouyen-Patchewollock Road – Patchewollock, Hopetoun
275.7171.3 Calder Highway (A79) – Ballarat, Bendigo, Melbourne
275.8171.4 Calder Highway (A79) – Red Cliffs, Mildura
Swan HillManangatang331206Robinvale–Sea Lake Road – Robinvale, Sea Lake
Piangil372231 Murray Valley Highway (B400) – Swan Hill, Melbourne
374232 Murray Valley Highway (B400) – Robinvale, Sydney
New South Wales – Victoria state border376234New South Wales – Victoria state border
New South WalesMurray RiverTooleybuc Bridge
BalranaldBalranald429267 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