West Gate Freeway in MelbourneCity.

Most of Australia's infrastructure is dictated by it's geographical boundaries. Because of the distance between major regional centers and the urban sprawl, transportation is always an important factor. Heavy haulage, climatic conditions and environmental requirements & obligations are some of the criteria that contribute to ongoing requirements.

Road Transportation

Road transport is an essential element of the Australian transport network, and Australia relies heavily on road transport due to Australia's large area and low population density in remote areas. Australia is reliannt upon roads because the rail network has not been sufficiently developed for a lot of the freight and passenger requirements. Goods that would otherwise be transported by rail are moved across Australia via road trains.

Almost every household owns at least one car, and uses it most days.

Funding and responsibility for Australia's road network is split between the three levels of government; Federal, State and Local. Various highways and main roads linking regional centres are funded by the respective state governments. Local and minor roads are generally funded by the third tier of government, local councils.

The Federal government provides funds under the AusLink programme for several funding programs including:

  • National Projects
  • National Network Maintenance, essentially the National Highway, comprising the main freeways and highways linking the major cities of Australia
  • Roads to Recovery Programme - provides funding allocations to councils in each State or Territory.
  • Black Spot Programme (improvements to high accident risk spots)
  • Strategic Regional Programme
  • Funding for Local Roads


Melbourne Trams
Melbourne has the largest urban tramway network in the world ahead of St Petersburg.
Road Train
Transporting a large dumper truck in the Western Australian Goldfields

The Celebrations of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras & Sydney WorldPride

This year Sydney hosts two of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world, the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras & Sydney WorldPride.

ANZAC Biscuits
ANZAC Biscuits

Originally they were called Soldiers' Biscuits by wives, girlfriends and mothers of soldiers who went off to war.

Surfing in Australia
Surfing in Australia

Surfing captured the imagination of locals and quickly built up a cult of devotees and proceeded to capture the imagination of sporting Australians.

South Australia Surf Spots
South Australia Surf Spots

In South Australia & want to find out the best surfing spots? We have them for you.

Off the Track Camp Sites in WA
Off the Track Camp Sites in WA

There are plenty of free camping opportunities around Australia, including campsites specially designed for free campers. Think of the freedom & the money you will save!

Mount Kosciuszko - Our tallest mount
Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest mountain, located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales.

How to BBQ a Steak
How to BBQ a Steak

Australians are famous for their BBQ's. Enjoying the beautiful climate, standing over the BBQ waiting for the feed. Australian meat eaters are also pretty fussy about how their steak is done.

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival
Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

Every year there is a wide range of free events, info sessions, an array of open gardens, and a host of market stalls.

Port Macquarie - Beaches or Hinterland
Port Macquarie - 17 Beaches +

Port Macquarie is known for its 17 uncrowded beautiful beaches, lush hinterland, abundant wildlife and a diverse variety of attractions.

Aussie Snow Sports
Aussie Snow Sports

It is estimated that over 500,000 winter sports enthusiasts head for the Australian ski fields each winter. There are resorts scattered all over the Alps in Victoria & New South Wales.