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The Midland Highway (A300, B300, C518)[1] links major towns in Victoria (south-eastern Australia), beginning from Geelong and leading all the way to Mansfield. It winds through country Victoria in a large arc, travelling via the towns of Ballarat, Bendigo and Shepparton. The total length of the highway is 452 km.

Midland Highway

General information
TypeHighway
Length452 km (281 mi)
Route number(s)
  • C518
  • (Mansfield-Barjarg)
  • B300
  • (Barjarg-Benalla)
  • A300
  • (Benalla-Geelong)
Former
route number
  • State Route 153
  • (Mansfield-Benalla)
  • State Route 149
  • (Benalla-Geelong)
Major junctions
NE end Maroondah Highway,
Mansfield, Victoria
 
SW end Princes Highway,
Geelong, Victoria
Location(s)
Major settlementsBenalla, Shepparton, Elmore, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Daylesford, Ballarat
Highway system

Route number: A300 (previously State Route 149) from Geelong to Benalla; B300 (previously State Route 153) from Benalla to Barjarg; C518 from Barjarg to Mansfield.

The Midland Link Highway (B300, previously State Route Alt-153) links Barjarg (on the Midland Highway) and Maindample (on the Maroondah Highway), bypassing Mansfield and reducing the journey from Benalla to Alexandra by 19 km.

A further, fragmented section of the highway that ran between the Princes Highway east of Morwell in the Latrobe Valley and Port Welshpool, on the South Gippsland Highway (previously State Route 190), was stripped of highway status in the 1980s.

Major intersections and townsEdit

Midland Highway      
Southbound Distance to
Mansfield
(km)
Distance to
Benalla
(km)
Northbound
  Roundabout (clockwise from highway)
Mount Buller Road   to Mount Buller;   to Whitfield; and   to Jamieson
Highett Street
Maroondah Highway   to Alexandra, Yea and Melbourne
End Midland Highway   0 63 Start Midland Highway  
Mansfield
continues as   15 48 Alexandra, Yea, Melbourne
Midland Link Highway    
Alexandra, Yea, Melbourne
Midland Link Highway    
End  
continues as  
End  
Start  
57.7 5.3 Seymour, Melbourne
Hume Freeway      
Seymour, Melbourne
Hume Freeway      
End  
Start  
Wangaratta, Wodonga, Sydney
Hume Freeway      
58.2 4.8 Wangaratta, Wodonga, Sydney
Hume Freeway      
Yarrawonga, Tatong, Wodonga
Old Hume Highway    
63 0 Benalla
Benalla Yarrawonga, Tatong, Wodonga
Old Hume Highway    
Eastbound Distance to
Benalla
(km)
Distance to
Bendigo
(km)
Westbound
NORTH EAST RAIL LINE
 
0.7 182.3 NORTH EAST RAIL LINE
 
Cobram, Tocumwal
Benalla-Tocumwal Road    
10 173 Cobram, Tocumwal
Benalla-Tocumwal Road    
continues as   30 153 Violet Town
Dookie-Violet Town Road    
Violet Town
Dookie-Violet Town Road    
  duplexes with  
  duplexes with   32 151 Dookie
Dookie-Nalinga Road    
Dookie
Dookie-Nalinga Road    
continues as  
To   Brisbane, Melbourne; Tocumwal, Euroa
Doyles Road    
58 125 To   Melbourne, Brisbane; Euroa, Tocumwal
Doyles Road  

 

TOCUMWAL RAIL LINE
 
60 123 TOCUMWAL RAIL LINE
 
Tocumwal, Brisbane, Nagambie, Melbourne
Goulburn Valley Highway    
61 122 Shepparton
Shepparton Nagambie, Melbourne, Tocumwal, Brisbane
Goulburn Valley Highway    
GOULBURN RIVER 62 121 GOULBURN RIVER
Kyabram, Echuca
Echuca-Mooroopna Road  
Murchison
Mooroopna-Murchison Road    
65.5 117.5 Mooroopna
Mooroopna Murchison
Mooroopna-Murchison Road  
Kyabram, Echuca
Echuca-Mooroopna Road    
Echuca, Tatura
Tatura-Undera Road    
78 105 Tatura, Echuca
Tatura-Undera Road    
TOOLAMBA-ECHUCA RAIL LINE
 
80 103 TOOLAMBA-ECHUCA RAIL LINE
 
Kyabram, Rushworth
Girgarre-Rushworth Road    
100 83 Stanhope
Shepparton Rushworth, Kyabram
Girgarre-Rushworth Road    
continues as   118 65 Heathcote, Kilmore
Heathcote-Rochester Road    
Heathcote, Kilmore
Heathcote-Rochester Road    
  duplexes with  
  duplexes with   119 64 Rochester, Echuca
Heathcote-Rochester Road    
Rochester, Echuca
Heathcote-Rochester Road    
continues as  
continues as   136 47 Heathcote, Kilmore, Melbourne
Northern Highway    
Heathcote, Kilmore, Melbourne
Northern Highway    
  duplexes with  
  duplexes with   137 46 Elmore
Rochester, Echuca
Northern Highway    
Rochester, Echuca
Northern Highway    
Elmore continues as  
Rushworth, Murchison, Violet Town
Bendigo-Murchison Road    
149 34 Rushworth
Bendigo-Murchison Road    
ECHUCA RAIL LINE
 
164 19 ECHUCA RAIL LINE
 
Lockington, Mitiamo
Bendigo-Tennyson Road    
168 15 Lockington, Mitiamo
Bendigo-Tennyson Road    
Strathdale
Strathdale-White Hills Road    
158.4 4.6 White Hills
Strathdale
Strathdale-White Hills Road    
Long Gully, Eaglehawk
Lyons Street    
159.1 3.9 Long Gully, Eaglehawk
Lyons Street    
White Hills
SWAN HILL RAIL LINE
 
180.9 2.1 SWAN HILL RAIL LINE
 
continues as Midland Highway   182.3 0.7 Heathcote, Kilmore
McIvor Highway  
Eaglehawk, Kerang
Chapel Street    
Eaglehawk, Kerang
Chapel Street  
Heathcote, Kilmore
McIvor Highway    
continues as McIvor Highway (Midland Highway)  
Northbound Distance to
Bendigo
(km)
Distance to
Ballarat
(km)
Southbound
Kennington, Strathfieldsaye
Mitchell Street (Bendigo-Redesdale Road)    
0 120 Bendigo
Bendigo Kennington, Strathfieldsaye
Mitchell Street (Bendigo-Redesdale Road)    
continues as McIvor Highway (Midland Highway)   1 119 Quarry Hill, Flora Hill
Myrtle Street  
To   Eaglehawk, Kerang;
Marong, Mildura
Calder Highway    
To   Eaglehawk, Kerang;
Marong, Mildura
Calder Highway  
Quarry Hill, Flora Hill
Myrtle Street    
continues as Calder Highway (Midland Highway)    
Long Gully, Eaglehawk
Golden Square-Long Gully Road  
Quarry Hill, Strathdale
Golden Square-Quarry Hill Road    
3.6 116.4 Quarry Hill
Golden Square-Quarry Hill Road  
Long Gully
Golden Square-Long Gully Road    
Maryborough
Bendigo-Maryborough Road    
6 114 Kangaroo Flat
Kangaroo Flat Maryborough
Bendigo-Maryborough Road    
Mildura via Town Bypass
Calder Alternative Highway    
16 104 Mildura via Town Bypass
Calder Alternative Highway    
Calder Highway (Midland Highway)    
continues from Calder Freeway    
25 95 Harcourt, Elphinstone, Taradale
Old Calder Highway  
Maldon
Fogartys Gap Road  
continues as Calder Freeway    
to Castlemaine
continues as Calder Freeway    
to Bendigo
30 90 Midland Highway  
continues from Calder Freeway    
Harcourt
Old Calder Highway    
Melbourne
Calder Freeway      
BENDIGO RAIL LINE 36 84 BENDIGO RAIL LINE
continues as   38.5 81.5 Castlemaine
Kyneton, Melbourne via   Freeway
Pyrenees Highway    
Kyneton, Melbourne via   Freeway
Pyrenees Highway    
Castlemaine   duplexes with  
BENDIGO RAIL LINE 39 81 BENDIGO RAIL LINE
  duplexes with   39.8 80.2 Newstead, Maldon, Maryborough
Pyrenees Highway    
Newstead, Maldon, Maryborough, Ararat
Pyrenees Highway    
continues as  
VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS TOURIST RAIL LINE
 
39.9 80.1 VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS TOURIST RAIL LINE
 
Campbells Creek 42 78 Campbells Creek
MOOLORT RAIL LINE 49 71 MOOLORT RAIL LINE
Guildford 50 70 Guildford
Newstead, Maldon
Daylesford-Newstead Road    
62 58 Newstead
Daylesford-Newstead Road    
Glenlyon, Malmsbury, Taradale
Daylesford-Malmsbury Road    
73 47 Glenlyon, Malmsbury
Daylesford-Malmsbury Road    
Trentham, Woodend
Daylesford-Trentham Road    
74 46 Trentham, Woodend
Daylesford-Trentham Road    
Hepburn Springs
Hepburn Springs Road  
Melbourne via   Freeway;
Ballan, Anakie
Ballan-Daylesford Road    
75 45 Daylesford
Daylesford Melbourne via   Freeway;
Ballan, Anakie, Geelong via Town Bypass
Ballan-Daylesford Road  
Hepburn Springs
Hepburn Springs Road    
Ballarat
Daylesford-Ballarat Road    
93 27 Newlyn
Newlyn Ballarat via Dean
Daylesford-Ballarat Road    
continues as   101.8 18.2 To   Newstead;
Clunes, Maryborough
Clunes-Creswick Road    
To   Newstead;
Clunes, Maryborough
Clunes-Creswick Road    
  duplexes with  
Creswick 102.3 17.7 Creswick
  duplexes with   102.7 17.3 Melbourne via   Freeway;
Bungaree, Wallace
Bungaree-Creswick Road    
Bungaree, Wallace
Bungaree-Creswick Road    
continues as  
MILDURA RAIL LINE
 
109.3 10.7 MILDURA RAIL LINE
 
Melbourne
Western Freeway        
114.9 5.1 Melbourne
Western Freeway        
To   Avoca, Mildura;
Ararat, Horsham, Adelaide
Western Freeway      
115.4 4.6 To   Avoca, Mildura;
Ararat, Horsham, Adelaide
Western Freeway      
Wendouree, Clunes
Howitt Street    
116.9 3.1 Wendouree, Clunes
Howitt Street    
ARARAT RAIL LINE
 
118.1 1.9 ARARAT RAIL LINE
 
Lake Wendouree
Drummond Street North via Macarthur Street    
118.6 1.4 Lake Wendouree, Town Bypass
Drummond Street North via Macarthur Street    
Ararat, Melbourne
Sturt Street (Ballarat-Burrumbeet Road)    
120 0 Ballarat
Ballarat Melbourne, Ararat
Sturt Street (Ballarat-Burrumbeet Road)    
Northbound Distance to
Ballarat
(km)
Distance to
Geelong
(km)
Southbound
Newington, Carngham
Ballarat-Carngham Road    
1.9 86.1 To  ;
Newington, Carngham
Ballarat-Carngham Road    
To   Carngham;
Lake Wendouree, Town Bypass
Drummond Street South    
2.2 85.8 no right turn into    
Hamilton, Mount Gambier
Glenelg Highway    
3.3 84.7 Hamilton, Mount Gambier
Glenelg Highway    
Sebastopol 4.8 83.2 Sebastopol
Cressy, Colac
Colac-Ballarat Road    
7.5 80.5 Cressy, Colac
Colac-Ballarat Road    
Ballarat via Mount Clear
Ballarat-Buninyong Road    
13 75 Buninyong
Buninyong Ballarat
Ballarat-Buninyong Road    
GEELONG-BALLARAT RAIL LINE
 
34 54 GEELONG-BALLARAT RAIL LINE
 
Meredith 43 45 Meredith
Lethbridge 58 30 Lethbridge
Bannockburn, Shelford
Shelford-Bannockburn Road    
69 19 Bannockburn, Shelford
Shelford-Bannockburn Road    
WESTERN SG / GEELONG-BALLARAT RAIL LINE 73.5 14.5 WESTERN SG / GEELONG-BALLARAT RAIL LINE
Geelong via Fyansford, Ceres, Moriac
Fyansford-Gheringhap Road    
74.3 13.7 Ceres, Moriac
Fyansford-Gheringhap Road    
Batesford 78 10 Batesford
To   Maude, Steiglitz;
Anakie, Ballan, Daylesford via Town Bypass
Geelong-Ballan Road    
80.6 7.4 To   Maude, Steiglitz;
Anakie, Ballan
Geelong-Ballan Road    
Melbourne
Geelong Ring Road (Princes Freeway)        
82.1 5.9 Melbourne
Geelong Ring Road (Princes Freeway)        
To   Torquay, Anglesea; Colac
Geelong Ring Road (Princes Freeway)      
82.4 5.6 To   Torquay, Anglesea; Colac
Geelong Ring Road (Princes Freeway)      
Fyansford, Corio
Anakie Road    
83.8 4.2 Corio, Fyansford
Anakie Road    
Belmont, Ceres
Shannon Avenue  
Corio
Thompson Road    
85.2 2.8 Corio
Thompson Road  
Belmont, Ceres
Shannon Avenue    
GEELONG RAIL LINE 86.4 1.6 GEELONG RAIL LINE
Start Midland Highway   86.8 1.2 End Midland Highway  
  Traffic Lights (clockwise from highway)
Kerra Street (Princes Highway)   to Geelong City Centre, Portarlington and Queenscliff
Melbourne Road (Princes Highway)   to Corio and Melbourne via   Freeway

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A300 Midland Highway Archived 8 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Paul Rands - Expressway. Retrieved on 1 July 2008.[self-published source]