Traffic Signal Photos & Information: 1980s

General Information:

During the 1980s, several brands of signals were used around Australia. Each state has its own style of configuration as well. For example, in Queensland, target boards (without a white border) were only used on overhead signals. In the ACT target boards were used, but without a white border. NSW have been using target boards in various forms from the 1960s, however, they were included on all signals from the 1970s onwards and always included a white border for better visibility.

Australian Capital Territory:

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6 Aspect Signal:
Common 6 aspect incandescent signal with 300 mm lamps from the ACT. This particular signal is located on the corner of the Monaro Highway (NR23), Canberra Avenue and Ipswich Street in Fyshwick.

Image © Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)

New South Wales:

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3 Aspect Signal:
Typical 3 aspect incandescent signal with 300 mm lamps from NSW. This signal is on the corner of Towradgi Road and the Northern Distributor (SR60) at Towradgi. Most incandescent signals were replaced in NSW during the 1990s, however some still manage to survive.

Image © Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)

Queensland:

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Mast Arm Signal:
The 1980s style of mast arm used across Queensland. This installation has been retrofitted with newer Quartz Halogen signals. These signals are in Maryborough. August 2007.

Image © Rob Tilley

  1980s Signal Posts:
1980s mast arm and standard post. Signals have been updated with Quartz Halogen models. Located on the corner Maclean Street and Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Image taken 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

3 Aspect Signal:
Typical 1980s setup for signals in QLD. Note the lack of target board, this was the standard setup well into the 1990s. These signals are located on the Sunshine Coast. April 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

     

South Australia:

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6 Aspect Signal:
Typical late 80s setup for SA signals. In South Australia 6 aspect signals are actually two 3 aspect signals mounted alongside each other. December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

Western Australia:

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Call Button:
Typical 80s setup for WA call buttons, with slightly different text to the NSW version. May 2010.

Image © Sam Laybutt

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