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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 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

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.

Harmonisation of the Queensland MUTCD will be carried out in stages and is proposed for completion in 2020/2021. When a harmonised Part is published, the previous version and any related supplements will be withdrawn and will cease to have effect.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.



On 11 December, Austroads released a new 10-Part Guide to Temporary Traffic Management, simultaneous with a significant update by Standards Australia to AS1742.3 Traffic control for works on roads.

For more information on this release and effects relating to Queensland's Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 3, please read this information sheet.

MUTCD Legal authority

The MUTCD Legal authority is available for viewing.

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 Superseded versions of the Queensland MUTCD are available from Transport and Main Roads Library Services, 532 Beams Rd Carseldine.

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 Superseded versions of the Queensland MUTCD are available from Transport and Main Roads Library Services, 532 Beams Rd Carseldine.

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.

Notifications and feedback

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Last updated
03 August 2020