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What are road conditions like in Australia?

Australia is pretty varied in terms of its road conditions, well-signed, paved and sealed roads in the major centres to dirt roads across more remote parts of the country. Once you leave the major cities, traffic is generally fairly light. If you are doing a self-drive holiday, you will likely have at least a few journeys that are quite long, so make sure you have adequate food and water or are prepared to make lots of stops along the way. We recommend the latter as it is just as much about the journey as it is about the destination.

A few things to remember:

  1. They drive on the left hand side of the road.
  2. When you arrive at a roundabout, you must give way to the traffic on your right.
  3. Speed Limits are strongly enforced
  4. Always park on the left - it is illegal to park facing oncoming traffic.
  5. When you reach a railway crossing in a country area, you will need to stop before crossing.
  6. Pedestrians always have the right of way. 
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