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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:

  • Barcaldine
  • Blackall
  • Charleville
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Dingo
  • Emerald
  • Esk
  • Goondiwindi
  • Hughenden
  • Julia Creek
  • Kingaroy
  • Longreach
  • Miles
  • Mount Isa
  • Roma
  • Stanthorpe
  • Winton.

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.

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

View the interactive charging map

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

DC charging options

Type 2 Mennekes socket (BYO charging cable)

AC charging options

Residential charging

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

Workplace 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.

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.