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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

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 other service signs like the blue and white design of a coffee cup to let you know a driver reviver site is ahead.

Refreshments or cafeteria sign

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 2017

  • 31 March
  • 1–2 April
  • 14–17 April
  • 25 April
  • 1 May

Winter quarter 2017

  • 23–25 June
  • 7–9 July

Spring quarter 2017

  • 15–17 September
  • 29–30 September
  • 1–2 October

Summer quarter 2017-18

  • 8–31 December 2017
  • 1 January 2018
  • 19–21 January 2018
  • 26 January 2018

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.

Please note: GPS coordinates link to Google Maps.

South-east Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Amberley Cunningham Highway, BP Service Station (3km south-west of Yamanto) 27° 39.537'S, 152° 42.507'E
Beaudesert Telemon Street, Caltex Service Station 27° 59.339'S, 152° 59.701'E
Chevallum Bruce Highway
BP Service Station
(9km south-east of Nambour)
26° 41.400'S, 153° 0.240'E
Ormeau Exit 45 off Pacific Motorway (M1),
Brien Harris Oval, Peachey Road
27° 47'15.38"S, 153° 15'14.52"E

Central Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Alpha Shakespear Street off Capricorn Highway, Tourist Information Centre 23° 38.917'S, 146° 38.471'E
Calliope (Gladstone) Bruce Highway, Calliope River Historical Village
(17km north of Calliope)
23° 57.656'S, 151° 8.974'E
Mount Gordon (Bowen) Bruce Highway
(6km south of Bowen)
20° 2.777'S, 148° 13.742'E
Waverley Creek This site is closed 19-21 January 2018
Bruce Highway
(13km south of St Lawrence turn-off)
22° 26.355'S, 149° 28.521'E
Windorah Windorah Arts and Crafts Association
Maryborough Street (Quilpie Windorah Road)
25° 25.19'S, 142° 39.22'E
Yaamba Bruce Highway, Yaamba Rest Area 23° 8.112'S , 150° 22.115'E

Northern Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Ayr Bruce Highway, Sandy Corner
(1.5km north of Brandon)
19° 34.272'S, 147° 20.214'E
Fountain Springs Barkly Highway
(60km west of Cloncurry)
20° 48.028'S, 139° 59.779'E
Frances Creek (Ingham) Bruce Highway
(11km south of Ingham)
18° 44.872'S, 146° 8.234'E
Hughenden Flinders Highway, Apex Park
(west of Hughenden)
20° 50.520'S, 144° 11.100'E
Innisfail Corner of Bruce and Palmerston Highways
(5km north of Innisfail)
17° 30.900'S, 145° 59.640'E
Julia Creek Flinders Highway, George Sills Park,
Corner of Burke and Goldring Streets (east side of Julia Creek)
20° 39.437'S, 141° 45.015'E
Tully (Bilyana Creek) Bruce Highway, Bilyana Creek Rest Area
(22km south of Tully)
18° 7.134'S, 145° 54.753'E

Southern Queensland

Suburb Address GPS coordinates
Charleville Cosmos Centre and Visitor Information Centre
1 Milky Way Drive Charleville
Open every day from 19 August – 10 September, 9am–5pm
26° 25.062'S, 146° 15.177'E
Gin Gin Bruce Highway
(1km north of Gin Gin)
24° 58.481'S, 151° 56.781'E
Gladfield Cunningham Highway
(24.3km north-east of Warwick)
28° 4.440'S, 152° 11.220'E
Goondiwindi Cunningham Highway, Redmond Park (south side of Goondiwindi) 28° 33.026'S, 150° 19.194'E
Gunalda Bruce Highway, Gunalda Rest Area
(east side of the highway)
25° 59.160'S, 152° 34.200'E
Inglewood Cunningham Highway, Lions Park Rest Area
(east side of Inglewood)
28° 24.780'S, 151° 5.100'E
Injune Hutton Street, Tourist Information Centre 25° 50.611'S, 148° 33.958'E
Maryborough Bruce Highway, Maryborough South Travel Stop
(1km south of southern turn-off to Maryborough)
25° 34.634'S, 152° 39.263'E
Miles Warrego Highway, Anzac Park, Corbett Drive
(east side of Miles)
26° 39.605'S, 150° 11.086'E
Millmerran Gore Highway, Lions Park,
Corner of Mary and Edwards Streets (east side of Millmerran)
27° 52.440'S, 151° 16.440'E
Monto Burnett Highway, Lions Park
(north side of Monto)
24° 51.900'S, 151° 6.840'E
Mundubbera Burnett Highway, Black Stump Rest Area
(1km east of Mundubbera)
25° 34.411'S, 151° 18.653'E
Wallangarra New England Highway
(north end of Wallangarra)
28° 55.260'S, 151° 55.680'E
Wondai Bunya Highway, Dingo Creek Bicentennial Park
(north side of Wondai)
26° 18.827'S, 151° 52.242'E
Yarraman Corner of New England and D'Aguilar Highways 26° 50.534'S, 151° 58.932'E

Drive safe and plan your journey

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

Last updated
19 January 2018
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