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Maps and Road Conditions, Broken Hill


Broken Hill is located near the border of South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (national route 32) and the Silver City Highway (national route 79), in the Barrier Ranges.

The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest. Unlike the rest of New South Wales, Broken Hill (and the surrounding region) observes Australian Central Standard Time, UTC+9:30, a time zone it shares with South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Road Conditions

Make sure to check road condition reports before heading to Broken Hill.

Although the main highways are sealed and not affected by average rainfall there are many unsealed roads in the area which can be closed after rain/flooding or only accessible by 4WD.

For road condition information within National Parks visit

Please use the below links for live road condition reports by state:

South Australia
New South Wales

Locations and their distances to Broken Hill

Town Distance
Adelaide 500km
Alice Springs 1,640km
Birdsville 1,180km
Bourke (via Wilcannia, Tilpa, Louth) 620km
Brisbane 1,550km
Cameron Corner 470km
Canberra 1,100km
Cobar 460km
Darwin 3,140km
Dubbo 750km
Flinders Ranges (Hawker) 430km
Hobart 1,550km
Innamincka 730km
Lightning Ridge (via Cobar-Bourke-Walgett) 925km
Melbourne 850km
Menindee 110km
Mildura 300km
Town Distance
Mungo National Park (via Menindee) 325km
Mutawintji National Park 130km
Perth 2,800km
Pooncarie (via Menindee) 235km
Peterborough 290km
Port Augusta (via Peterborough) 415km
Silverton 25km
Sydney 1,150km
Tibooburra 330km
Wentworth 265km
White Cliffs 290km
Wilcannia 195km
Yunta 200km
Milparinka 295km
Ivanhoe 315km
Louth 410km
Tilpa 325km

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