Road classification

Road management between Roads and Maritime Services and councils in NSW provides for three categories of road: State, Regional and Local.

Refer to NSW Road Management Arrangements for more details.

Legal class

The Roads Act 1993 provides for roads to be classified as Freeways, Controlled Access Roads, Tollways, State Highways, Main Roads, Secondary Roads, Tourist Roads, Transitways and State Works. The classification of a road empowers Roads and Maritime Services to exercise broad authority over some, or all, aspects of legally classified roads and to provide financial assistance to councils.

Administrative class

To simplify administration of the various legal road classes, the roads in which Roads and Maritime Services has an interest and council roads are grouped into a three tier administrative classification system of State, Regional and Local Roads.

The schedule of roads classified under the Roads Act 1993 and of State and Regional Roads is available below.

Enquiries regarding the classification of individual roads can be directed to the relevant Roads and Maritime Services Regional Office.

Schedule of classified roads and State and Regional roads

Map of Roads and Maritime Services Regions - A3

Map of Roads and Maritime Services Sydney Regions - A3

Recently gazetted changes

This section lists recently gazetted changes to legal road classifications.

Declaration of Arthur Hall VC Way in Bogan and Brewarrina LGAs

Declaration of Erkine Park Link Road in the GLAs of Blacktown and Penrith

--- Map - Declaration of Erkine Park Link Road

Renaming of section of Northern Distributor to Memorial Drive

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Northern Region

--- Maps - Northern Region Gazettal maps

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Hunter Region

---- Maps - Hunter Region Gazettal maps

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Sydney Region

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Western Region

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Sydney Region

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Western Region

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services South West Region

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Southern Region

Redeclaration of roads in the Corowa area in association with the opening of the Federation Bridge over the Murray River near Corowa

Minor adjustments in Sydney Region to MR170, MR190, MR515, MR644, MR663, SR2007 and RR7018

Declaration of roads in the Blacktown City, Marrickville, Sutherland Shire and Sydney City LGAs

HW10 Pacific Highway rerouted between Brunswick and Yelgun. Part old Highway declared as MR689. Adjustments to MR306 and MR679

Reclassification of roads in association with Pacific Highway Upgrade in Byron Shire LGA

Main Road 685 - Windsor Flood Evacuation Route - declaration as Main Road (State Road)

Declaration of Windsor Flood Evacuation Route in Hawkesbury City LGA

Reclassification of roads in Albury City and Yass Valley LGAs

Declaration of Schofields Road in Blacktown LGA

Declaration of roads in Hunter Region

Declaration of Main Road Beech Road in Liverpool City LGA

Redeclaration of roads in Blacktown LGA

Redeclaration of roads in relation to West Charlestown Bypass and Stewart Avenue Rail Crossing

Extension of declaration as Main Road for the Alpine Way

Reclassification of changes to the road network associated with the Eastern Distributor Toll road in Sydney City and South Sydney Council LGAs

Reclassification of roads in Hornsby City Council LGA

Reclassification of roads in Roads and Maritime Services Sydney Region

Declaration of Main Roads No 57 and No 61 in Lachlan Shire Council LGA

Reclassification of roads in the Wollongong City Council LGA

Declaration of Main Road no 616 in Randwick City Council LGA

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