Print

Queensland's Electric Super Highway

Plan your next electric vehicle road trip or find your closest charging station.

The Queensland Electric Super Highway connects electric vehicle drivers across our state and includes fast charging locations to a range of coastal and inland locations.

The fast chargers are installed in convenient, safe locations close to major highways where there are existing amenities, such as cafes, restaurants and shops. The sites allow you to easily charge your vehicle, enjoy a short break and to prepare for a safe onward journey.

Increasing regional Queensland locations—Phase 3

Phase 3 of the Queensland Electric Super Highway adds an extra 24 locations to the network to link more regional and rural locations. It will deliver further connections along the Queensland/New South Wales border with 2 charging station locations planned at Goondiwindi and Stanthorpe.

Once complete, Phase 3 will connect electric vehicle drivers across a range of routes—from Brisbane to Mount Isa (via the Dinosaur Trail locations), Goondiwindi to Emerald, Cunnamulla to Barcaldine and Longreach to Cairns. View a map of the Queensland Electric Super Highway (PDF, 640KB) including Phase 3 Western Queensland locations.

The 24 new fast-charging stations will be installed at:

  • Barcaldine
  • Blackall
  • Charleville
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Cunnamulla
  • Dingo
  • Emerald
  • Esk
  • Goondiwindi
  • Hughenden
  • Injune
  • Julia Creek
  • Kingaroy
  • Kynuna
  • Longreach
  • Miles
  • Mount Isa
  • Richmond
  • Rolleston
  • Roma
  • Stanthorpe
  • St George
  • Winton.

Once complete, Phase 3 will enable Queenslanders and tourists to travel across the state and use any of the 55 fast charging sites along the way.

Phase 3 locations are progressively coming online and once they are finalised, the specific locations will be communicated on the Chargefox and PlugShare Apps and websites.

Accessing the Queensland Electric Super Highway

To access the Queensland Electric Super Highway charging stations you will need to have a Chargefox account. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

You can also check the status of charging site locations through the Chargefox App.

More charging locations

As well as Queensland Electric Super Highway charging stations, there are many public charging stations available in Queensland and around Australia.

Visit PlugShare, a world-wide electric vehicle charging station app and online tool for more charging locations.

Safety at charging stations

When using the charging stations, follow all instructions displayed at the station including:

  • use only as intended and with due care
  • only cables and cars which use the charging connections available can be charged at the stations
  • for DC fast charging use the cables attached to the charger
  • for AC charging use your own charging cable or adapter that supports the Mennekes/Type 2 socket
  • connect the cable to your vehicle's charging point
  • activate 'charging' on the charging point
  • if you are unsure if your vehicle supports AC charging or DC fast charging please check your vehicle's handbook before using.

Electric vehicle models in Australia must comply with the appropriate vehicle safety standards. Electric vehicles present no greater fire risk than existing petrol and diesel vehicles.

Electric vehicle charging options

There is a range of charging locations available across Queensland with more stations gradually coming online at places including shopping centres, car parks, workplaces, and other locations, such as tourist attractions.

You can charge your vehicle along the Queensland Electric Super Highway and at home if you have the appropriate infrastructure installed.

Residential, workplace and destination charging tends to be classed as 'slow charging', with around 2.2-7 kWh of power provided. 'Fast' and 'Ultra-fast' charging generally supplies 22-350 kWh of power.

The Queensland Government Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Practice Note assists government authorities, town planners, developers and landholders looking to install charging infrastructure within Priority Development Areas (PDAs).

Queensland Electric Super Highway

Charging options along the super highway:

DC charging options AC charging options

CHAdeMO and CCS Combo Type 2 cables

DC charging options

Type 2 Mennekes socket (BYO charging cable)

AC charging options

Residential charging

  • Connection to general power point outlet or dedicated electric vehicle home charging equipment
  • Often referred to as slow charging.

Workplace charging

  • As the public moves towards electric vehicles, more workplaces may include charging infrastructure as an employee benefit
  • Similar infrastructure and charging times to residential charging.

Destination charging using an AC charger

  • Charging using a specific AC electric vehicle charger
  • Charger needs to be installed (typically installed by businesses for patrons)
  • Often installed in carparks of shopping centres or other business locations.

Fast charging using a DC charger

  • Charging using an electric vehicle DC fast charger
  • Fast charging for long distance travel
  • Installed along Queensland’s Electric Super Highway
  • Recharging can range from 10-60 minutes depending on the:
    • size of the battery
    • type of charger
    • type of vehicle.

Recharging your electric vehicle with kilowatt-hours

Instead of filling up with a tank of fuel in litres, electric vehicles recharge their batteries in kilowatt-hours (kWhs). A kWh is a measurement of the volume of electricity – similar to litres of water.

What is a kilowatt-hour (KwH). A kWh is a measurement of the volume of electricity – similar to litres of water. You may be familiar with kWh from reading your electricity bill. kWh is a way to represent the amount of electricity stored in a battery, or used over a period of time. For example, a 5kW air-conditioner running at 100% over the course of a 1 hour would use 5kWh of electricity.