Road Photos & Information: Western Australia
  Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, South Coast Highway, Chester Pass Road, South Western Highway, Robertson Drive, Forrest Highway, Old Coast Road, Mandurah Road, Ennis Avenue, Patterson Road, Rockingham Road, Stock Road, Leach Highway, Kwinana Freeway, Canning Highway, Great Eastern Highway, Great Eastern Highway Bypass, Roe Highway, Great Northern Highway, Brand Highway & North West Coastal Highway (National Route 1) - Bullsbrook to Gingin

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National Route 1 is a major route in WA.

The route varies in form from multi-laned arterial road, suburban road, to single carriageway rural highway. It passes through commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural land, and also through state forest and conservation areas. The route forms the main road between Geraldton and Perth and has a vast mix of traffic including road trains.

Multiplexes along the route include:

NR1 duplexes NH95 (Gt Nthn Hwy) from Midland to the Brand Highway intersection at Muchea, north of Perth. The Great Northern Highway is the main land transport route between Perth and the Kimberley Region, and the only sealed road connecting Western Australia and the Northern Territory. 1

The Brand Highway replaced the old alignment from Dongara to Perth (The Midlands Road) and was named in honour of former premier Sir David Brand. It runs from Muchea to the North Western Highway interchange in Geraldton.

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Great Northern Highway & Brand Highway:

Click here for photos of the former alignment through Gingin.

Geraldton To Midland   Midland to Geraldton
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Road Trains Crossing Sign:
Sign warning of roads trains crossing the road, as you approach Gingin, November 2008.

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  Reassurance Sign:
Trailblazer assembly, northbound after the Rutland Rd (SR85) intersection at Bullsbrook. May 2008.

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Services Sign:
Southbound approaching the town of Gingin. November 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign, northbound after the Rutland Rd (SR85) intersection at Bullsbrook. May 2008.

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Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign showing the bypassed town of Gingin, November 2008. The town was bypassed in 1984

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  Black Advance Directional Sign:
Old black AD sign just before the Brand Highway intersection at Muchea. The NH95 multiplex ends at the Brand Highway junction. May 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound advance directional sign for the intersection with Dewar Road, November 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign just before the Brand Highway intersection at Muchea. The NR1 multiplex ends at the Brand Highway junction. May 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound at Gingin as the Brand Hwy approaches the intersection with Gingin Brook Road. November 2008.

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  Black ID Sign:
Old black ID sign at the Brand Highway intersection at Muchea. The NR1 multiplex ends here and NR1 continues northward via the coast. May 2008.

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Distance Sign:
Southbound RD after Gingin Brook Road at Gingin, November 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
Northbound RD sign after the Honeycomb Road intersection at Gingin. November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in Brand Hwy approaching Honeycomb Rd at Gingin, November 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Gingin approaching Gingin Brook Rd, April 2016.

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Honeycomb Road Intersection:
Southbound at the corner of Brand Hwy and Honeycomb Rd in Gingin, November 2008.

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  Gingin Brook Road:
Corner of Brand Hwy (NR1) and Gingin Brook Rd at Gingin, April 2016.

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Distance Sign:
Southbound RD sign as you leave the Gingin area, November 2008.

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  Intersection Directional Sign :
ID sign facing Gingin Brook Rd at Gingin, April 2016.

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Services Sign:
Southbound services sign as you approach the town of Muchea, November 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Gingin approaching Gingin Brook Access Rd, April 2016.

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Level Crossing:
Southbound on Brand Hwy as you approach the level crossing in Muchea, November 2008.

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  Gingin Brook Road:
Corner of Brand Hwy (NR1) and Gingin Brook Access Rd at Gingin, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Great Northern Highway (NH95 / NR1) intersection at Muchea. November 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
Northbound RD sign at Gingin, April 2016.

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Great Northern Highway:
Intersection directional sign facing Brand Highway at the junction with Great Northern Highway in Muchea, November 2008. NR1 duplexes NH95 from this junction to the Roe Highway (SR3) intersection in Midland.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Great Northern Highway (NH95) approaching the intersection with Brand Highway (NR1) at Muchea
, May 2008.

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Road Train Sign:
Sign indicating this section of the highway is a road train route. Great Northern Hwy (NR1 / NH95) at Muchea, May 2008.

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Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Muchea, May 2008.

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Click here for the continuation of NR1 between Gingin and Eneabba
Click here for the continuation of NR1 between Midland and Bullsbrook

1 Main Roads Western Australia
2 State Records Office of Western Australia
3 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Main Roads contract awarded to Brierty Contractors to widen Great Northern Highway, 17 February 1998
4 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Construction set to commence on Great Northern Highway, 18 February 2009

Last updated: 12-Jan-2019 10:41

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