Road Photos & Information: New South Wales: Alphanumeric Routes
Intersection directional sign in Hay on the corner of Cobb Highway and Mid Western Highway, December 2007. Image © Paul Rands

The Roads and Traffic Authority began rolling out alphanumeric route numbers quietly from 2001.

The first official implementation of an alphanumeric route number in New South Wales was M7, for the Westlink motorway in Sydney's western suburbs. It was commissioned on 16 December 2005. The second implementation of an alphanumeric route number was M1 along Tugun Bypass in the north of the state.

During October 2012, Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority) announced the official implementation date for the the alphanumeric numbering system would be 2013. They mentioned that the Sydney metropolitan area will be converted first, followed by regional areas. However when the conversion began in March 2013, the first route to be converted to alphanumeric numbering was in a regional area.

In April 2020, Roads and Maritime Services adopted the national standard for signposting alphanumeric route numbering and dropped the added white border used around the route numbers on directional signage. 1

The full list of NSW alphanumeric route numbers are below. Those with a preview image link to information pages with history, maps and route photos.

Route Number: Description: Preview:
M1 A1 M1 / A1 (Queensland Border to Victorian Border):
Pacific Motorway, Pacific Highway, John Renshaw Drive, Gore Hill Freeway, Warringah Freeway, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Eastern Distributor, Southern Cross Drive, General Holmes Drive, The Grand Parade, President Avenue, Princes Highway & Princes Motorway
M2 A2 M2 / A2 (Sydney to Windsor):
Lane Cove Tunnel, Hills Motorway, Old Windsor Road & Windsor Road
A3 A3 (Mona Vale to Blakehurst):
Mona Vale Road, Ryde Road, Lane Cove Road, Homebush Bay Drive, Centenary Drive, Roberts Road & King Georges Road
M4 A4 M4 / A4 (Sydney to The Blue Mountains):
Western Distributor, The Crescent, City West Link, Dobroyd Parade, Wattle Street, WestConnex & Western Motorway
M5 M5 (Kyeemagh to Casula):
South Western Motorway
A6 A6 (Carlingford to Heathcote):
Heathcote Road, New Illawarra Road, Alfords Point Road, Davies Road, Fairford Road, Stacey Street, Rookwood Road, Joseph Street, Olympic Drive, St Hilliers Road, Silverwater Road, Stewart Street & Marsden Road
M7 M7 (Casula to Baulkham Hills):
A8 A8 (Crows Nest to Mona Vale):
Falcon Street, Military Road, Spit Road, Manly Road, Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, Condamine Street & Pittwater Road
A9 A9 (Campbelltown to Windsor):
Macquarie Street, George Street, The Northern Road & Narellan Road
M15 A15 M15 / A15 (Newcastle to Queensland Border):
Parry Street, Donald Street, Griffiths Road, Newcastle Road, Thomas Street, Newcastle Link Road, Hunter Expressway & New England Highway
A20 A20 (Tarcutta to Victorian Border):
Sturt Highway
A22 A22 (Liverpool to Sydney):
Broadway, Parramatta Road & Hume Highway
M23 A23 M23 / B23 (Collector to Australian Capital Territory Border & Australian Capital Territory Border to Victorian Border):
Federal Motorway & Monaro Highway
A25 A25 (Yass to Australian Capital Territory Border):
Barton Highway
A28 A28 (Prestons to Wahroonga) :
Cumberland Highway
M31 M31 (Casula to Victorian Border):
Hume Highway & Hume Motorway
A32 A32 (The Blue Mountains to South Australian Border):
Great Western Highway, Mitchell Highway & Barrier Highway
A34 A34 (Liverpool to Newtown):
Newbridge Road, Milperra Road, Canterbury Road, New Canterbury Road, Stanmore Road & Enmore Road
A36 A36 (Kogarah to Chippendale):
City Road, King Street & Princes Highway
A37 A37 (Hexham to Windale):
Wallsend Road, Newcastle Road, Croudace Street, Lookout Road, Charlestown Road & Newcastle Inner City Bypass
A38 A38 (North Ryde to Dee Why):
Warringah Road, Babbage Road, Boundary Street, Pacific Highway, Fullers Road & Delhi Road
A39 A39 (Queensland Border to Victorian Border):
Newell Highway
A40 A40 (Sydney to Seven Hills):
Old Windsor Road, Briens Road, James Ruse Drive & Victoria Road
A41 A41 (Table Top to Bathurst):
Mid Western Highway & Olympic Highway
A43 A43 (Doyalson to Branxton):
Doyalson Link Road, Old Pacific Highway, Stewart Avenue, Hannell Street, Industrial Drive, Maitland Road, Pacific Highway & New England Highway
A44 A44 (Emu Plains to Concord):
Russell Street, Castlereagh Road, Jane Street, Belmore Street, North Street, Great Western Highway & Parramatta Road
A48 A48 (Albion Park Rail to Sutton Forest):
Illawarra Highway
A49 A49 (Kariong to Doyalson):
Central Coast Highway
B51 B51 (Willow Tree To Narrabri):
Kamilaroi Highway
B52 B52 (Australian Capital Territory Border to Batemans Bay):
Kings Highway
B53 B53 (Morisset to Wallsend):
Lake Road, Five Islands Road, Toronto Road, Main Road, Wangi Road, Dora Street, Macquarie Street, Mandalong Road & TC Frith Avenue 2
B55 B55 (Marrangarroo to Queensland Border):
Castlereagh Highway
B56 B56 (Port Macquarie to Coonabarabran):
Oxley Highway & New England Highway
B57 B57 (Charlestown To Boolaroo):
Hillsborough Road & The Esplanade
B58 B58 (Deniliquin to Albury):
Riverina Highway
B59 B59 (Windsor To Lithgow):
Hawkesbury Valley Way, East Market Street, March Street, Kurrajong Road, Bells Line of Road, Chifley Road, Mort Street & Main Street
B60 B60 (Tenterfield to South Ballina):
Bruxner Highway
B62 B62 (Lismore to Bangalow):
Hinterland Way
B63 B63 (Adamstown Heights to Nelson Bay):
Northcott Drive, Bridges Road, Turton Road, Station Street, Platt Street, Railway Terrace, Hanbury Street, Vine Street, Industrial Drive, Tourle Street, Cormorant Road, Teal Street & Nelson Bay Road
B64 B64 (Cowra To Hay):
Mid Western Highway
B65 B65 (Bulli Tops to Dunmore):
Bulli Pass, Princes Highway, Memorial Drive, Bourke Street, Corrimal Street, Springhill Road, Five Islands Road, King Steet, Primbee Deviation, Windang Road & Shellharbour Road
B68 B68 (Cessnock to Beresfield):
Cessnock Road, Northcote Street, Mitchell Avenue & John Renshaw Drive
B69 B69 (Campbelltown to Bulli Tops):
Narellan Road & Appin Road
B70 B70 (Noraville To Jilliby):
Sparks Road, Wallarah Road & Main Road
B71 B71 (Nyngan To Queensland Border):
Mitchell Highway
B72 B72 (Tarcutta to Bega):
Snowy Mountains Highway
B73 B73 (Mittagong to Bomaderry):
Old Hume Highway, Bowral Road, Mittagong Road, Station Street, Funston Street, Kangaloon Road, Sheepwash Road, Nowra Road & Moss Vale Road (B73)
B74 B74 (Berkeley Vale to Mardi):
Wyong Road
B75 B75 (Victorian Border to Wilcannia):
Cobb Highway
B76 B76 (South Grafton To Bourke):
Kamilaroi Highway & Gwydir Highway
B78 B78 (Raleigh To Armidale):
Waterfall Way
B79 B79 (Buronga to Warri Gate):
Silver City Highway
B81 B81 (Yass to Molong):
Lachlan Valley Way, Mid Western Highway, Lachlan Street, Bridge Street, Redfern Street, Canowindra Road, Cudal Road, The Escort Way, Peabody Road, Wellington Street & Edwards Street
B82 B82 (Branxton to Freemans Waterhole):
Wine Country Drive, Maitland Road, Vincent Street, Aberdare Road, Allandale Street, Lake Road, Branxton-Toronto Road & Freemans Drive
B83 B83 (Wahroonga to Somersby):
Pacific Highway, Old Pacific Highway & Wisemans Ferry Road
B84 B84 (Whittingham to Dubbo):
Golden Highway
B85 B85 (West Wyalong to Old Junee):
Goldfields Way
B87 B87 (Jerilderie To Bourke):
Kidman Way
B88 B88 (Wilton to Mt Keira):
Picton Road
B89 B89 (Belmont To West Wallsend):
Macquarie Street, Brooks Parade, Ross Street, Lewers Street, Croudace Bay Road, Macquarie Drive, Bareki Road, The Esplanade, Main Road & George Booth Drive
B91 B91 (South Grafton to Woodenbong):
Summerland Way
B94 B94 (Yass to Griffith):
Burley Griffin Way & Irrigation Way
B95 B95 (Tamworth to Warialda):
Fossickers Way

1 Roads & Maritime Services, Technical Direction, TTD 2020/01, Version No. 01, Harmonisation of alpha numeric route markers with Australian Standard AS 1742.15, 15 Apr 2020

Last updated: 17-Oct-2021 21:33

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