Driving Distances

The driving distance between Australia’s capital cities or major towns could be greater than what you think. All measurements in Australia are metric, distances are kilometres and speed in kilometres per hour.

The major roads and highways that join each state and territory are sealed and well maintained.

CairnsBrisbaneSydneyMelbourneAdelaidePerthBroomeDarwin
Brisbane1706
Sydney2404920
Melbourne28421701876
Adelaide296520441403727
Perth52574336393832812555
Broome409146635218499342672237
Darwin2852345239793754302840421873
Alice Springs24192992277422571531360827371498

NOTE:

  • The distances are in kilometres and are based on the most direct route or main highway.
  • Some roads may include tolls if driving in the metropolitan areas of Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.
  • We suggest limit driving to a maximum of 200-400 kilometres per day for personal comfort and safety.

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