Driving in Queensland

If you are driving while in Queensland, here are some tips to help keep you and your travel companions safe.

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Safe road tripping

Excited to be off road tripping these school holidays? With more traffic expected on the roads, if you make sure safety is your top priority then you’re good to go.

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Regional roads aren’t a game

With long travel distances, high-speed limits, and some unpredictable conditions, driving in regional areas takes some serious concentration. So, we asked 50 young Queenslanders to create an ad campaign to help their mates slow down and stay safe.

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Outback-up Plan

Check this out to make sure you’re fully prepared for your outback drive.
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Caravan Towing Capacity Fact Sheet

Check out our caravan towing fact sheet to make sure you are at a safe weight before you hit the road!


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Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2006-16: Population by Statistical Area Level 2

2 Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics. (2016). Road Trauma Australia 2015 Statistical Summary. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

3Data Analysis, Department of Transport and Main Roads (2023) Road Crash Data.