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 site or rest area 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
  • rubbish bins
  • parking areas
  • shelter
  • tourist and route information.

Over 2,300 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 2018

  • 30–31 March
  • 1–2 April
  • 13–16 April
  • 25 April
  • 7 May

Winter quarter 2018

  • 29–30 June
  • 1 July
  • 13–15 July

Spring quarter 2018

  • 21–23 September
  • 5–7 October

Summer quarter 2018-19

  • 14–16 December 2018
  • 17–31 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 25–28 January 2019

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.

Use our interactive driver reviver map to locate driver reviver sites, obtain GPS coordinates and find out more about site facilities.

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.