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:
- Charters Towers
- Julia Creek
- Mount Isa
- St George
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.
Accessing the Queensland Electric Super Highway
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
Type 2 Mennekes socket (BYO charging cable)
- Connection to general power point outlet or dedicated electric vehicle home charging equipment
- Often referred to as slow 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.