Freeways, highways, and arterial roads in Perth, Western Australia form the basis of the road network inside the Perth Metropolitan Region. Main Roads Western Australia controls and maintains all freeways and highways, as well as some arterial roads,collectively known as state roads. The remaining roads are the responsibility of local governments; major roads provide links to various destinations within Perth Metropolitan Region.
Some of these roads, or portions of them, are designated and signposted as part of a road route.National Highways and National Routes are road routes of national significance, whilst State Routes in Perth are allocated to the main routes connecting its urban centres. Additionally, roads through areas of scenic or historic significance are designated as part of a Tourist Drive. Each route has a unique marker: National Highways have gold numbers on a green shield, National Routes have black numbers on a white shield, State Routes have white numbers on a blue shield, Tourist Drives have white numbers on a brown shield.
|Abernethy Road||Belmont||Kewdale||Hazelmere||State Route 55|
|Albany Highway||Victoria Park||Cannington||Armadale||State Route 30 / Tourist Drive 205. Continues south-east to Albany.|
|Alexander Drive||Menora||Dianella||Landsdale||State Route 56|
|Armadale Road||Jandakot||Forrestdale||Armadale||State Route 14|
|Bannister Road||Canning Vale||Thornlie|
|Beaufort Street||Northbridge||Mount Lawley||Bedford||State Route 53|
|Beeliar Drive||Beeliar||Jandakot||State Route 14|
|Benara Road||Noranda||Caversham||State Route 76|
|The Boulevard||City Beach||Wembley||State Route 72|
|Brookton Highway||Kelmscott||Roleystone||Ashendon||State Route 40 / Tourist Drive 205. Continues east to Brookton.|
|Broun Avenue||Bedford||Bayswater||State Route 53|
|Burns Beach Road||Iluka||Currambine||Neerabup||State Route 87|
|Canning Highway||Fremantle||Applecross||Victoria Park||National Route 1 / State Route 6|
|Canning Road||Kalamunda||Carmel||Karragullen||State Route 41|
|Charles Street||Northbridge||North Perth||Joondanna||State Route 60|
|Cockburn Road||Hamilton Hill||Coogee||Naval Base||State Route 12|
|Curtin Avenue||Cottesloe||North Fremantle||State Route 71 / Tourist Drive 204|
|Drumpellier Drive||Bennett Springs||Whiteman||Ellenbrook|
|Ennis Avenue||Rockingham||Warnbro||Baldivis||National Route 1|
|Farrington Road||North Lake||Leeming|
|Fitzgerald Street||Northbridge||North Perth||Menora||State Route 56|
|Garratt Road||Bayswater||Ascot||State Route 55|
|Gnangara Road||Madeley||Cullacabardee||Henley Brook||State Route 83|
|Graham Farmer Freeway||West Perth||East Perth||Rivervale||State Route 8|
|Grand Promenade||Dianella||Bedford||Bayswater||State Route 55|
|Great Eastern Highway||Burswood||Ascot||South Guildford||National Highway 94 / National Route 1 / State Route 51 / Tourist Drive 203. Continues east to Kalgoorlie|
|Great Eastern Highway Bypass||South Guildford||Hazelmere||National Highway 94|
|Great Northern Highway||Midland||Upper Swan||Bullsbrook||National Highway 95 / National Route 1 / Tourist Drive 203 / Tourist Drive 359|
|Guildford Road||Mount Lawley||Bayswater||Bassendean||State Route 51|
|Hampton Road||Fremantle||Hamilton Hill||State Route 12|
|Hepburn Avenue||Hillarys||Alexander Heights||Ballajura||State Route 82|
|High Road||Riverton||Lynwood||State Route 27|
|High Street||Fremantle||Palmyra||State Route 7|
|Hodges Drive||Ocean Reef||Heathridge||Joondalup|
|Joondalup Drive||Edgewater||Joondalup||Banksia Grove||State Route 85 / Tourist Drive 359|
|Kalamunda Road||South Guildford||Maida Vale||Kalamunda||State Route 41|
|Karrinyup Road||Trigg||Karrinyup||Balcatta||State Route 76 / Tourist Drive 204|
|Kenwick Link||Beckenham||Kenwick||Maddington||State Route 30|
|Kwinana Freeway||Perth||Cockburn Central||Baldivis||National Route 1 / State Route 2. Continues south to Ravenswood.|
|Lake Road||Gosnells||Brookdale||State Route 13|
|Leach Highway||Palmyra||Rossmoyne||Kewdale||National Route 1 / State Route 7|
|Loftus Street||Subiaco||Leederville||Mount Hawthorn||State Route 61|
|Lord Street||Perth||Highgate||Mount Lawley||State Route 51|
|Mandurah Road||Kwinana Beach||Secret Harbour||Halls Head||National Route 1 / State Route 22|
|Manning Road||Manning||Bentley||Cannington||State Route 26|
|Marangaroo Drive||Marangaroo||Alexander Heights||Ballajura||State Route 81|
|Marmion Avenue||Karrinyup||Ocean Reef||Yanchep||State Route 71|
|Marshall Road||Dayton||Bennett Springs||Malaga|
|Mitchell Freeway||Perth||Osborne Park||Joondalup||State Route 2|
|Morley Drive||Balcatta||Dianella||Morley||State Route 76|
|Morley Drive East||Morley||Kiara||Eden Hill||State Route 76|
|Morrison Road||Woodbridge||Midvale||Swan View||National Route 1 / Tourist Drive 203|
|Mounts Bay Road||Crawley||Perth||State Route 5|
|Mundijong Road||Baldivis||Oldbury||Mundijong||State Route 22|
|Neaves Road||Carramar||Mariginiup||Bullsbrook||State Route 85 / Tourist Drive 359|
|Nicholson Road||Beckenham||Canning Vale||Oakford||State Route 31|
|North Beach Road||North Beach||Karrinyup||Gwelup||State Route 77|
|Ocean Reef Road||Ocean Reef||Edgewater||Landsdale||State Route 84 / Tourist Drive 204|
|Orrong Road||Rivervale||Welshpool||State Route 8|
|Patterson Road||Rockingham||Kwinana Beach||National Route 1 / State Route 18|
|Pearson Street||Floreat||Woodlands||State Route 64|
|Ranford Road||Canning Vale||Forrestdale||State Route 13|
|Reid Highway||North Beach||Malaga||Middle Swan||State Route 3|
|Riverside Drive||Perth||East Perth||State Route 5|
|Rockingham Road||Hamilton Hill||Henderson||Kwinana Beach||National Route 1 / State Route 14|
|Roe Highway||Middle Swan||Beckenham||Bibra Lake||National Highway 94 / National Highway 95 / State Route 3|
|Safety Bay Road||Peron||Safety Bay||Baldivis||State Route 18 / Tourist Drive 202|
|Scarborough Beach Road||North Perth||Innaloo||Scarborough||State Route 75|
|Selby Street||Wembley||Shenton Park||State Route 64|
|Shenton Avenue||Ocean Reef||Joondalup|
|Shepperton Road||Victoria Park||East Victoria Park||State Route 30|
|South Street||South Fremantle||Murdoch||Canning Vale||State Route 13|
|South Western Highway||Armadale||Byford||Serpentine||State Route 20 / State Route 22 / Tourist Drive 205|
|Stephenson Avenue||Osborne Park||Woodlands||State Route 64|
|Floreat||Mt Claremont||State Route 65|
|Stock Road||Attadale||O'Connor||Beeliar||National Route 1|
|Stirling Highway||Crawley||Claremont||Fremantle||State Route 5|
|Thomas Road||Kwinana Beach||Oakford||Byford||State Route 21|
|Thomas Street||Shenton Park||Subiaco||State Route 61|
|Tonkin Highway||Bullsbrook||Perth Airport||Oakford||State Route 4. Continues north to Muchea.|
|Toodyay Road||Middle Swan||Red Hill||Gidgegannup||State Route 50. Continues north-east to Toodyay.|
|Tydeman Road||North Fremantle||Fremantle Port|
|Vincent Street||Leederville||Mount Lawley||State Route 72|
|Walcott Street||Mount Lawley||Menora||Coolbinia||State Route 75|
|Welshpool Road||St James||Welshpool|
|Welshpool Road East||Welshpool||Wattle Grove||Carmel||State Route 8|
|West Coast Highway||Cottesloe||City Beach||Karrinyup||State Route 71 / Tourist Drive 204|
|West Swan Road||Guildford||West Swan||Upper Swan||State Route 52 / Tourist Drive 203|
|Whitfords Avenue||Hillarys||Padbury||Woodvale||State Route 83 / Tourist Drive 204|
|William Street||Mount Lawley||Highgate||Perth||State Route 53|
|Yanchep Beach Road||Yanchep||Yanchep Beach|
Highways in Australia are generally high capacity roads managed by state and territory government agencies, though Australia's federal government contributes funding for important links between capital cities and major regional centres. Prior to European settlement, the earliest needs for trade and travel were met by narrow bush tracks, used by tribes of Indigenous Australians. The formal construction of roads began in 1788, after the founding of the colony of New South Wales, and a network of three major roads across the colony emerged by the 1820s. Similar road networks were established in the other colonies of Australia. Road construction programs in the early 19th century were generally underfunded, as they were dependent on government budgets, loans, and tolls; while there was a huge increase in road usage, due to the Australian gold rushes. Local government authorities, often known as Road Boards, were therefore established to be primarily responsible for funding and undertaking road construction and maintenance. The early 1900s saw both the increasingly widespread use of motorised transportation, and the creation of state road authorities in each state, between 1913 and 1926. These authorities managed each state's road network, with the main arterial roads controlled and maintained by the state, and other roads remaining the responsibility of local governments. The federal government became involved in road funding in the 1920s, distributing funding to the states. The depression of the 1930s slowed the funding and development of the major road network until the onset on World War II. Supply roads leading to the north of the country were considered vital, resulting in the construction of Barkly, Stuart, and Eyre Highways.
Australia's Highway 1 is a network of highways that circumnavigate the country, joining all mainland state capitals. At a total length of approximately 14,500 km (9,000 mi) it is the longest national highway in the world, surpassing the Trans-Siberian Highway and the Trans-Canada Highway. A part of the highway network is traversed by over a million people every day.
A routenumber, designation or abbreviation is an identifying numeric designation assigned by a highway authority to a particular stretch of roadway to distinguish it from other routes and, in many cases, also to indicate its classification, general geographical location and/or orientation. The numbers chosen may be used solely for internal administrative purposes; however, in most cases they are also displayed on roadside signage and indicated on maps.
Great Eastern Highway is a 590-kilometre-long (370 mi) road that links the Western Australian capital of Perth with the city of Kalgoorlie. A key route for road vehicles accessing the eastern Wheatbelt and the Goldfields, it is the western portion of the main road link between Perth and the eastern states of Australia. The highway forms the majority of National Highway 94, although the alignment through the Perth suburbs of Guildford and Midland, and the eastern section between Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie are not included. Various segments form parts of other road routes, including National Route 1, Alternative National Route 94, and State Route 51.
The Kwinana Freeway is a 72-kilometre (45 mi) freeway in and beyond the southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, linking central Perth with Mandurah to the south. It is the central section of State Route 2, which continues north as Mitchell Freeway to Clarkson, and south as Forrest Highway towards Bunbury. A 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) section between Canning and Leach highways is also part of National Route 1. Along its route are interchanges with several major roads, including Roe Highway and Mandjoogoordap Drive. The northern terminus of the Kwinana Freeway is at the Narrows Bridge, which crosses the Swan River, and the southern terminus is at Pinjarra Road, east of Mandurah.
Mitchell Freeway is a 36-kilometre-long (22 mi) freeway in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, linking central Perth with the city of Joondalup. It is the northern section of State Route 2, which continues south as Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway. Along its length are interchanges with several major roads, including Graham Farmer Freeway and Reid Highway. The southern terminus of the Mitchell Freeway is at the Narrows Bridge, which crosses the Swan River, and the northern terminus is at Hester Avenue, Clarkson, a suburb within the City of Wanneroo.
Roe Highway is a 35-kilometre-long (22 mi) limited-access highway and partial freeway in Perth, Western Australia, linking Kewdale with the city's north-eastern and south-western suburbs. The northern terminus is at Reid Highway and Great Northern Highway in Middle Swan, and the southern terminus is with Murdoch Drive at the Kwinana Freeway interchange in Bibra Lake. Roe Highway, in addition to Reid Highway, form State Route 3, a partial ring road around the outer suburbs of the Perth metropolitan area. Roe Highway also forms part of National Highway 94 from Great Eastern Highway Bypass to Great Eastern Highway, and National Highway 95 from Great Eastern Highway to Great Northern Highway.
Leach Highway is a 23-kilometre (14 mi) east-west arterial highway in the southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, primarily linking Kewdale and Perth Airport with the city of Fremantle.
A highway shield or route marker is a sign denoting the route number of a highway, usually in the form of a symbolic shape with the route number enclosed. As the focus of the sign, the route number is usually the sign's largest element, with other items on the sign rendered in smaller sizes or contrasting colors. Highway shields are used by travellers, commuters, and all levels of government for identifying, navigating, and organising routes within a county, state, province, or country. Simplified highway shields often appear on maps.
Karrinyup Road is a major east-west road in the inner northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, connecting the City of Stirling council offices, Osborne Park Hospital and Karrinyup Shopping Centre with residential estates in Innaloo, Stirling and Balcatta. The road, especially the portion between the Freeway and Main Street, was one of the first roads in the area, known as Balcatta Beach Road and later as North Beach Road. Until the 1990s, most of this stretch of the road was still fledged by functioning market gardens.
Patterson Road is a major road between Kwinana and Rockingham and is part of Australia's National Route 1 for part of its length. The first part goes through Kwinana's heavy industrial area. After the Ennis Avenue turnoff which takes Highway 1 with it, Patterson Road becomes State Route 18 and goes through the Rockingham Beach area until it turns into Railway Terrace one block from the ocean at Mangles Bay, which is part of the Indian Ocean.
Transport in Perth, Western Australia, is served by various means, among them an extensive highway / freeway network and a substantial system of commuter rail lines and bus routes. Public transport is managed by the Transperth agency.
This is a list of freeways in Australia, sorted by states and territories and their corresponding routes. This list includes tollways / toll roads such as the CityLink freeway system in Melbourne. This list has over 70 entries. The only jurisdiction in Australia without freeways is the Northern Territory and Jervis Bay Territory. New South Wales has the largest and densest freeway network in Australia.
Forrest Highway is a 95-kilometre-long (59 mi) highway in Western Australia's Peel and South West regions, extending Perth's Kwinana Freeway from east of Mandurah down to Bunbury. Old Coast Road was the original Mandurah–Bunbury route, dating back to the 1840s. Part of that road, and the Australind Bypass around Australind and Eaton, were subsumed by Forrest Highway. The highway begins at Kwinana Freeway's southern terminus in Ravenswood, continues around the Peel Inlet to Lake Clifton, and heads south to finish at Bunbury's Eelup Roundabout. There are a number of at-grade intersections with minor roads in the shires of Murray, Waroona, and Harvey including Greenlands Road and Old Bunbury Road, both of which connect to South Western Highway near Pinjarra.