Queensland's Electric Super Highway
Plan your next Electric Vehicle (EV) road trip or find your closest EV charging station.
The Queensland Electric Super Highway is one of the world's longest electric super highways in a single state. Phases 1 and 2 of the Queensland Electric Super Highway delivered 31 fast-charging sites, connecting Queenslanders and tourists travelling from Coolangatta to Port Douglas, and from Brisbane to Toowoomba in a low or zero emission vehicle.
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 EV, enjoy a short break and allow you to prepare for a safe onward journey.
Increasing regional Queensland locations—Phase 3
Phase 3 of the Queensland Electric Super Highway will extend the Queensland Electric Super Highway to link with more regional and rural locations. It will also 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 EV drivers across a range of routes—from Brisbane to Mount Isa (via the Dinosaur Trail locations), Goondiwindi to Emerald, and Longreach to Cairns. View a map of planned regional locations (PNG, 1MB).
The 18 new fast-charging stations will be installed at:
- Charters Towers
- Julia Creek
- Mount Isa
Phase 3 will enable Queenslanders and tourists to travel across the state and use any of the 49 fast charging sites along the way.
Exact sites of the Phase 3 locations are yet to be determined, but once they are finalised, the specific locations will be detailed within the interactive charging map below.
Interactive charging map
Check the status of charging site locations through the Chargefox App.
View a map of planned regional locations (PNG, 1MB) for the Queensland Electric Super Highway.
More charging stations
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 EV 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.
EV models in Australia must comply with the appropriate vehicle safety standards. EVs present no greater fire risk than existing petrol and diesel vehicles.
EV charging options
There are a range of EV 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 EV 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 EV 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
Type 2 Mennekes socket (BYO charging cable)
- Connection to general power point outlet or dedicated EV home charging equipment
- Often referred to as slow charging.
- As the public moves towards EVs, 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 EV 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 EV with kilowatt-hours
Instead of filling up with a tank of fuel in litres, EVs recharge their batteries in kilowatt-hours (kWhs). A kWh is a measurement of the volume of electricity – similar to litres of water.