Road design in NSW

In New South Wales (NSW), Australia, road design is undertaken using the Austroads Guides as well as any Roads and Maritime (RMS) supplements.

The Austroads Guides can be obtained from the Austroads website. The most useful of these documents includes the:

  • Austroads Guide to Road Design
  • Austroads Guide to Traffic Management

The Austroads Guide supplements can be obtained from the RMS website. If you know what you are looking for you can undertake a search for information. Otherwise, you can go to the Business and Industry section, then click on Partners and Suppliers. Within this area there is information that includes:


Design reference documents


Model Drawings

Standard Drawings


Road Traffic Signs

Engineering Policy Documents

Road access and restricted access routes

Product information