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List of road routes in New South Wales

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Major roads in New South Wales are organised into many routes. These help drivers to navigate their way between places in the state. Each route is given its own route number. The number consists of a letter (M, A or B) and a one- or two-digit number. 'M' routes are motorways, 'A' routes are national routes, and 'B' routes are state routes. The route system includes highways, motorways, and other important roads that have not been declared highways.

Road routes in New South Wales before 2013

Route numbers have been allocated to roads in New South Wales since 1955. To supplement the national route number system, three ring roads were built in Sydney in 1964.[1] These were numbered 1, 3 and 5. In 1973, a system of numbering freeways was introduced to New South Wales to complement the national routes and ring roads.[2] In 1974, the National Highway network was defined, which in New South Wales included the Hume Highway, Federal Highway, Barton Highway, Sydney-Newcastle Freeway (now Pacific Motorway) and New England Highway.[3] In 1993, Sydney's Metroad system was introduced.

In 2013, the state replaced its entire system of State Routes, National Routes, National Highways and Metroads with a new route numbering system of letters and numbers. The roads no longer uses National Highway shields on any route. This new system of routes are the routes that are listed below.[4]

Motorways (M routes)

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Route # Road name Destinations Distance (km)
M1 Pacific Motorway Ewingsdale to Queensland border 56
M1 Pacific Motorway Grafton Bypass
M1 Pacific Motorway
M1 Pacific Motorway
M1 Pacific Motorway Wahroonga to Newcastle 127
M1 M1 (Sydney) Artarmon to Kyeemagh 21
M1 Princes Motorway Waterfall to Wollongong 53
M2 M2 (Sydney) Artarmon to Seven Hills 25
M4 M4 Western Motorway, M4 East Haberfield to Lapstone 46
M5 M5 (Sydney) Mascot to Edmunson Park 26
M6 Southconnex (proposed)
M7 Westlink M7 Prestons to Seven Hills 40
M8 Westconnex M8 A3 /M5 junction to St Peters 9
M9/M10 Outer Sydney Orbital (under proposal)
M12 Western Sydney Airport Mwy (proposed)
M15 Hunter Expressway Cameron Park to Belford 39
M23 Federal Highway Yarra to ACT border 66
M25 Barton Highway (under construction)
M31 Hume Motorway/Hume Highway Prestons (Sydney) - Goulburn - Gundagai - Albury - Victoria border 512

Routes of national significance (A routes)

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Route # Road name Destinations Distance (km)
A1 Pacific Highway Ewingsdale to Newcastle 620
A1 Pacific Highway Wahroonga to Artarmon 15
A1 A1 (Sydney) Kyeemagh to Waterfall 31
A1 Princes Highway Wollongong to Victoria border 426
A2 A2 (Sydney) Seven Hills to Windsor 21
A3 A3 (Sydney) Mona Vale to Blakehurst 52
A4 A4 (Sydney) North Sydney to North Strathfield 15
A6 A6 (Sydney) Carlingford to Heathcote 34
A8 A8 (Sydney) Mona Vale to North Sydney 23
A9 A9 (Sydney) Campbelltown to Windsor 61
A15 New England Highway Branxton - Tamworth - Armidale - Queensland Border 541
A20 Sturt Highway Gundagai to Victoria Border 597
A22 Hume Highway, Parramatta Road Sydney to Liverpool 30
A25 Barton Highway ACT border to Yass 40
A28 Cumberland Highway Wahroonga to Prestons 42
A32 Barrier Highway, Great Western Highway, and Mitchell Highway Lapstone to SA Border 1146
A34 Milpera Road, Canterbury Road, New Canterbury Road Liverpool to Newtown 26
A36 Princes Highway, King Street, City Road Kogarah to Sydney 11
A37 Newcastle Inner City Bypass Windale to Sandgate 16
A38 A38 (Sydney) North Ryde to Dee Why 18
A39 Newell Highway Victoria border - Narranderra - Dubbo - Narrabri - Queensland border 1059
A40 Victoria Road Rozelle to West Baulkham Hills 29
A41 Mid-Western Highway and Olympic Highway Bathurst to Albury 423
A43 New England Highway and Motorway Link Warnervale to Branxton 115
A44 Great Western Highway (Sydney) Strathfield to Emu Plains 45
A48 Illawarra Highway Sutton Forest to Wollongong 62
A49 Central Coast Highway Doyalson to Kariong 50

Routes of state significance (B routes)

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Route # Road name Destinations Distance (km)
B23 Monaro Highway ACT border - Cooma - Victoria border
B51 Kamilaroi Highway Willow Tree to Narrabri
B52 Kings Highway ACT border to Batemans Bay
B53 B53 (NSW) Wallsend to Morisset
B55 Castlereagh Highway Lithgow - Mudgee - Gilgandra - Queensland border
B56 Oxley Highway Port Macquarie to Coonabarabran
B57 B57 (NSW) Speers Point to Charlestown
B58 Riverina Highway Deniliquin to Victoria border
B59 Bells Line of Road Windsor to Lithgow
B60 Bruxner Highway Ballina to Boggabilla
B62/ Tourist Drive 24 Ewingsdale to Lismore
B63 Kotara to Nelson Bay
B64 Mid-Western Highway Cowra to Hay
B65 Bulli Tops - Wollongong - Shellhabour
B68 Beresfield to Cessnock
B69 Appin Road Campbelltown to Bulli Tops
B70 Warnervale to Noraville
B71 Mitchell Highway Nyngan to Queensland border
B72 Snowy Mountains Highway Steeple Flat to Stony Creek 287
B73 Mittagong to Nowra
B74 Wyong Road Tuggerah to The Entrance
B75 Cobb Highway Wilcannia - Deniliquin - Victoria border 598
B76 Gwydir Highway and Kamilaroi Highway South Grafton to Bourke
B78 Waterfall Way Urunga to Armindale 165
B79 Silver City Highway Curlwaa to Broken Hill
B81 Lachlan Valley Way Yass to Molong
B82 B82 (Hunter Region, NSW) Freemans Waterhole to Branxton
B83 Pacific Highway Wahroonga to Somersby
B84 Golden Highway Belford to Dubbo 314
B85 Goldfields Way West Wylong to Junee 113
B87 Kidman Way Jerilderie to Bourke 644
B88 Picton Road Picton to Wollongong 45
B89 West Wallsend to Belmont
B91 Summerland Way Grafton to Queensland border 199
B94 Burley Griffin Way Bowning to Griffith 289
B95 Fossickers Way Tamworth to Warialda


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  1. "Sydney Ring Roads". Ozroads. 28 August 1964. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  2. "Northern Distributor". Ozroads. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
  3. "The National Highway System". Ozroads. 1974-09-20. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
  4. "NSW alpha-numeric routes". Ozroads. 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-09-28.