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Manual of uniform traffic control devices (MUTCD)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has adopted Australian Standard AS1742 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices as part of national harmonisation. As a result, the Queensland MUTCD will only provide requirements and recommendations specific to Queensland.

The requirements and recommendations of the Queensland MUTCD take precedence over the Australian Standard (except where the Australian Standard is accepted without changes).

Harmonisation of the Queensland MUTCD will affect all users of the MUTCD including Transport and Main Roads Regions/Districts, local government authorities, contractors and consultants. All users will need to refer to the Queensland MUTCD and the Australian Standard, the Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management and Austroads.

Harmonisation of the Queensland MUTCD will be carried out in stages and is proposed for completion in 2021/2022. When a harmonised Part is published, the previous version and any related supplements will be withdrawn and will cease to have effect. 

The department has prepared a Fact Sheet and Frequently asked questions and answers to assist users.

Where the Traffic and Road Use Management (TRUM) manual contains information that is different or contrary to that of the MUTCD, please advise Transport and Main Roads by emailing

MUTCD Legal authority

The MUTCD Legal authority is available for viewing.


An amendment register records changes to the harmonised Queensland MUTCD.

Queensland Manual of of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (Harmonised)

Note: These document Parts are print enabled. Superseded versions of the Queensland MUTCD are available from Transport and Main Roads Library Services, 532 Beams Rd Carseldine - email

Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (Not harmonised)

The MUTCD and its supplement, within the meaning of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, contains the design of, and the methods, standards and procedures in relation to every sign, signal, marking, light or device, installed on a road. Information contained in the MUTCD supplement provide further guidance or requirements under the relevant MUTCD clauses.

Note: Part 2 is view only (print disabled) due to Standards Australia copyright provisions. Superseded versions of the MUTCD are available from Transport and Main Roads Library Services, 532 Beams Rd Carseldine - email


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Last updated
30 July 2021