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Driver reviver sites and rest areas

If you are driving a long distance on Queensland roads, we encourage you to take a break every 2 hours. You can stop at a driver reviver sites or rest areas located throughout the state.

Driver reviver sites operate at rest areas during school holidays and public holiday periods. Rest areas are always available for you to stop and recover. You should plan ahead which rest areas and driver sites you will pull into on your journey.

Driver reviver sites

Refreshments or cafeteria sign
Driver reviver sites are set up at rest areas, but have the added benefit of a van that supplies free tea, coffee and snacks for all travellers. You may see a blue guide sign with a white design of a coffee cup to let you know a driver reviver site is ahead.

Rest areas used as driver reviver sites have:

  • picnic tables
  • playgrounds in some locations
  • water
  • toilets
  • bins
  • parking areas
  • shelter
  • tourist and route information.

Over 2300 volunteers run these driver reviver sites during school holidays and public holiday periods.

Contact your local road safety advisor if you would like to become a volunteer.

Driver reviver operating dates and times

Driver revivers operate on the following dates this year:

Autumn quarter 2016

  • 25–28 March
  • 8–10 April
  • 25 April
  • 2 May

Winter quarter 2016

  • 24–26 June
  • 8–10 July

Spring quarter 2016

  • 16–18 September
  • 30 September
  • 1–3 October

Summer quarter 2016-17

  • 9–31 December 2016
  • 1–2 January 2017
  • 20–22 January 2017
  • 26 January 2017

Driver reviver locations

Driver reviver sites operate on different dates and at different hours. The dates and times they operate may change due to weather, events or unforeseen circumstances.

You can download our points of interest files to add driver reviver sites to your GPS device.

Visit the national Driver Reviver site for national locations and more information.

South-east Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Amberley Cunningham Highway, Mobil Service Station (3km south-west of Yamanto) 27.659S, 152.709E
Beaudesert Telemon Street, Caltex Service Station 27.99S, 152.994E
Chevallum Bruce Highway
BP Service Station
(9km south-east of Nambour)
26.69S, 153.004E
Ormeau Exit 45 off Pacific Motorway (M1),
Brien Harris Oval, Peachey Road
27.786S, 153.254E

Central Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Alpha Shakespear Street off Capricorn Highway, Tourist Information Centre 23.649S, 146.64E
Calliope (Gladstone) Bruce Highway, Calliope River Historical Village
(17km north of Calliope)
23.96S, 151.149E
Granite Creek Bruce Highway
(36km south of Miriam Vale)
24.613S, 151.667E
Mount Gordon (Bowen) Bruce Highway
(6km south of Bowen)
20.046S, 148.228E
Waverley Creek Bruce Highway
(13km south of St Lawrence turn-off)
22.44S, 149.475E
Windorah Bruce Highway, Craft and Museum Visitors Centre
(only operates for Birdsville Races)
25.422S, 142.657E
Yaamba Bruce Highway, Yaamba Rest Area 23.135S, 150.369E

Northern Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Ayr Bruce Highway, Sandy Corner
(1.5km north of Brandon)
19.57S, 147.338E
Fountain Springs Barkly Highway
(60km west of Cloncurry)
20.801S, 139.996E
Frances Creek (Ingham) Bruce Highway
(11km south of Ingham)
18.768S, 146.133E
Hughenden Flinders Highway, Apex Park
(west of Hughenden)
20.842S, 144.185E
Innisfail Corner of Bruce and Palmerston Highways
(5km north of Innisfail)
17.515S, 145.994E
Julia Creek Flinders Highway, George Sills Park,
Corner of Burke and Goldring Streets (east side of Julia Creek)
20.657S, 141.752E
Tully (Bilyana Creek) Bruce Highway, Bilyana Creek Rest Area
(22km south of Tully)
18.12S, 145.913E

Southern Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Charleville Mitchell Highway, Tourist Information Centre, The Parklands
(also operates for Birdsville Races)
26.413S, 146.246E
Gin Gin Bruce Highway
(1km north of Gin Gin)
24.971S, 151.945E
Gladfield Cunningham Highway
(24.3km north-east of Warwick)
28.074S, 152.187E
Goondiwindi Cunningham Highway, Redmond Park (south side of Goondiwindi) 28.55S, 150.321
Gunalda Bruce Highway, Gunalda Rest Area
(east side of the highway)
25.986S, 152.57E
Inglewood Cunningham Highway, Lions Park Rest Area
(east side of Inglewood)
28.413S, 151.085E
Injune Hutton Street, Tourist Information Centre 25.845S, 148.566E
Maryborough Bruce Highway, Maryborough South Travel Stop
(1km south of southern turn-off to Maryborough)
25.58S, 152.654E
Miles Warrego Highway, Anzac Park, Corbett Drive
(east side of Miles)
26.66S, 150.196E
Millmerran Gore Highway, Lions Park,
Corner of Mary and Edwards Streets (east side of Millmerran)
27.874S, 151.274E
Monto Burnett Highway, Lions Park
(north side of Monto)
24.865S, 151.114E
Mundubbera Burnett Highway, Black Stump Rest Area
(1km east of Mundubbera)
25.572S, 151.313E
Wallangarra New England Highway
(north end of Wallangarra)
28.921S, 151.928E
Wondai Bunya Highway, Dingo Creek Bicentennial Park
(north side of Wondai)
26.314S, 151.871E
Yarraman Corner of New England and D'Aguilar Highways 26.848S, 151.984E

Drive safe and plan your journey

Download all the driver reviver GPS locations for your journey and make sure you drive safely.

Last updated
12 February 2016

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