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Department of Transport and Main Roads

Speed limits in school zones

An image of a school zone speed limit sign

School zones are installed to reduce traffic speed near schools during the times indicated in the school zone sign. School zones are identified by signs which are displayed on both approaches to the school and show the speed limit and the times during which it applies.

School zones are generally permitted on roads adjacent to schools where there is significant school related activity on and beside the road.

Find out more about school zone speed limits and signs.

Read about how we manage speed limits on the transport network in Queensland Road Safety Technical User Volumes (QRSTUV): Guide to Speed Management.
Last updated 30 November 2023