Oxley Highway

Oxley Highway

The Oxley Highway stretches 514 kilometres, starting on the mid north coast of NSW at Port Macquarie and extending west to connect with the inland centres of Tamworth, Gunnedah, Coonabarabran, Gilgandra and Warren.

It links the Pacific Highway to the New England Highway near Bendemeer, and the Newell Highway near Coonabarabran.

Project Information

The NSW Government is funding the delivery of vital road improvements along the Oxley Highway. This important work stems from the Oxley Highway Route Safety Review and the Oxley Highway corridor strategy.

The Route Safety Review report was carried out by the NSW Centre for Road Safety and Roads and Maritime, examining the Oxley Highway from the Pacific Highway west of Port Macquarie to the Mitchell Highway at Nevertire.

A number of safety improvements have been completed as part of the NSW Government’s $10 million commitment to implement recommendations in the route safety review. These improvements have focused on intersections and bridge approach barriers.

The corridor strategy was developed by a team from Transport NSW and Roads and Maritime. The strategy sets out the NSW Government's 20-year plan to manage and guide the development of the road corridor to improve safety, traffic efficiency and sustainability.

Projects have already been delivered and a number are in development as part of the NSW Government's $50 million response to the corridor strategy to improve the Oxley Highway for locals, tourists and freight operators, with some work already in planning and delivery.

For information on the Route Safety Review or the Draft corridor strategy visit the web pages.

Project documents

Project notifications

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May 2020 project notification

Road work on the Oxley Highway at Mount Seaview from Monday 25 May 2020


Media releases

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19 October 2021

Work begins on improving the Oxley Highway near Gilgandra

27 September 2021

Locals heard on the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie

19 May 2021

Locals heard on King Creek Road safety work

12 April 2021

Have Your Say on Oxley Highway Intersection plans

9 April 2021

Work underway to rebuild the Oxley Highway

5 March 2021

Good things for Goolhi and the Oxley Highway, West of Mullaley

8 May 2020

Work to improve rider safety on the Oxley Highway

12 February 2019

New intersection for the Oxley Highway at Rawdon Island


Oxley Highway speed zone review

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Frequently asked questions

Oxley Highway speed zone review

Crash data map

Oxley Highway speed zone review

Traffic and speed survey data map

Oxley Highway speed zone review.



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