The Outback Way - Australia's Longest Shortcut

The Great Central Road, Laverton   (08) 9031 1750

Affectionately known as The Outback Highway - it is a 1575km stretch across central Australia. It runs from Laverton in the Northern Goldfields to Alice Springs.

In Detail

The Outback Way links Laverton in WA through to Winton in Qld through the heart of the nation, providing a trans-national link from Perth to Cairns.

The Outback Way, 2,800 kilometres in length from Laverton to Winton, is currently a combination of 1700km of unsealed gravel road and 1100km of bitumen. This unique project is in partnership with Local, State and Federal jurisdictions to provide the third strategic road link. This strategic link provides access and creates opportunities for the mining, tourism, pastoral sectors, linking transport hubs, reducing the east and west connection by 1600km. In addition, the Outback Way offers unprecedented access and continuity of education, health and policing services for our indigenous, remote and rural communities.