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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. The contents of QGTTM are issued as 'approved notices' under Section 166(2) of said 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When a harmonised QGTTM Part is published, the previous version will be withdrawn and will cease to have effect. 



Transport and Main Roads strongly encourages organisations to use the new standards from 1 January 2021, however there will be a 12-month transition period in Queensland before it is mandatory to use them on 1 December 2021. Transport and Main Roads may choose to nominate the use of the new standards prior to 1 December 2021 in cases where a project is being tendered for, but will not commence until after 1 December 2021. Contract managers may choose to adopt the new standards at any time.

Key dates:

  • December 2019: Austroads release AGTTM and Australian Standard update AS1742.3
  • 30 November 2020: Transport and Main Roads publishes harmonised MUTCD Part 3 and QGTTM
  • 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 any technical questions regarding application of the AGTTM, please contact

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

An amendment register records changes to the harmonised QGTTM.

Note: These documents Parts are print enabled.

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Last updated
18 June 2021