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Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (QGTTM)

The Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (QGTTM) is issued under the authority of Section 166 of the Transport Operations (Road use Management) Act 1995 (Qld). The contents of QGTTM are issued as 'approved notices' under Section 166(2) this Act.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has adopted Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management 2019 as part of national harmonisation. As a result, the Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (QGTTM) will only provide requirements and recommendations specific to Queensland and has precedence over the equivalent Austroads Part.

The requirements and recommendations of the QGTTM take precedence over the Austroads (except where the Austroads is accepted without changes). Feedback on the content of QGTTM can be forwarded to Transport and Main Roads by emailing

Harmonisation of the QGTTM 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 QGTTM, Austroads, Queensland MUTCD and the Australian Standard.

When a harmonised QGTTM Part is published, the previous version will be withdrawn and will cease to have effect. 


New standards for Temporary Traffic Management in effect in Queensland from 1 December 2021.

What does this mean for projects currently underway?

For contracts in place prior to 1 December 2021, the version and applicable parts of the Queensland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management that were specified in the tender (and then in the contract documents), are still considered to be applicable for the duration of the project. The legal support for this is detailed in the Transitional Guideline Approved Notice (following):

Key dates:

  • December 2019: Austroads releases AGTTM and Australian Standard update AS1742.3
  • 30 November 2020: Transport and Main Roads publishes harmonised Queensland MUTCD Part 3 and QGTTM.
  • 16 September 2021Austroads releases version 1.1 of the AGTTM. The updated version contains minor updates and has not been adopted for use in Queensland. The QGTTM is aligned to version 1.0 of the AGTTM which continues to be the adopted standard in Queensland. 
  • 1 January to 30 November 2021: Voluntary use of the new standards by Queensland traffic management industry
  • 1 December 2021: Mandatory use of the new standards on all roads in Queensland (state-controlled and other roads) for new contracts and projects.
  • 31 July 2022: Transport and Main Roads updates all parts of the QGTTM which are now aligned/harmonised with AGTTM version 1.1 (released September 2021), except for QGTTM Part 8. AGTTM Part 8 was not updated to version 1.1 in September 2021 and remains as version 1.0.

Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (QGTTM) (Harmonised)

An amendment register records changes to the harmonised QGTTM.

Note: To support the local community, sporting groups and event organisers, a Process Flow Chart and Frequently Asked Questions are available to help better understand the traffic management requirements for special events.



Temporary Traffic Management road categories

Road categories for roads across Queensland are available on Queensland Globe. This map only shows Category 2 or 3 roads. The TTM Road Categories map layer is accessible by following these steps:

  • Click on 'Layers'
  • Click on 'Add Layers'
  • Scroll down to the 'Transportation' category and expand the layer list using the dropdown arrow
  • Select the 'Temporary traffic management road categories' layer by checking the tick box.

Please note that:

  • A list of Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and their Queensland Globe map status is provided in this document. If no roads are displayed for the LGA in Queensland Globe, please contact the LGA directly, noting that only Category 2 and 3 roads are displayed on Queensland Globe.
  • The layer is only visible at certain zoom levels, so navigate to your area of interest and zoom in to view the current TTM Road Categories.
  • To enhance the visibility of the TTM category layer, deselect other road network layers and use the 'Queensland basemap grey' layer in place of the imagery layer. You can toggle them on and off as required.

If you are new to Queensland Globe, there is a range of tutorial videos available under the 'Help' section.

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Last updated 30 November 2022