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Manual of uniform traffic control devices (MUTCD)

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Harmonising the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

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 and has precedence over the equivalent Australian Standard Part.

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

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 both the Queensland MUTCD and the Australian Standard. SAI Global is the agent for Australian Standards. For users outside the department, Standards can be purchased via SAI Global's website.

Harmonisation of the Queensland MUTCD will be carried out in stages and is proposed for completion in 2019. When a harmonised Part is published, the previous version and any related supplements will be withdrawn and will cease to have effect. 

An amendment register records changes to the harmonised Queensland MUTCD.

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

For any questions, email

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

Note: These document Parts are print enabled.

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

The Queensland MUTCD and its supplements, 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 Queensland MUTCD supplements provide further guidance or requirements under the relevant Queensland MUTCD clauses.

Note: The document Parts yet to be harmonised (with the exception of Part 3 and Part 4) are view only (print disabled) due to Standards Australia copyright provisions.

MUTCD order form

Hard copies of the Queensland MUTCD excluding harmonised Parts are available for purchase using our order form. For enquiries please contact TMR Technical Documents.

Fact sheets for Traffic Management at Roadworks

A dedicated site hosting fact sheets for Works on Roads is now available. These fact sheets highlight road operations issues to consider when preparing and implementing Traffic Management Plans and when managing works on roads.

Last updated
08 October 2018