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Reliable sources are required for the route of Highway 1 between the QLD/NT Border and Normanton, QLD. I have edited the text to remove the unreferenced assertion, however the map also requires editing. I'm happy for these to be reinstated if reliable sources can be found to back up the claim. (talk) 07:37, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Shouldn't there be a map on this page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gopats92 (talkcontribs) 14:58, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Should the Australian highway go under Highway 1 (Australia), Australian Highway 1, or what? --Brion

Nobody I know takes any notice of highway/route numbers. I live in Australia and have never heard the National Highway referred to as "Highway 1" or anything like that. We just refer to highways by their names, such as Great Eastern Highway and Albany Highway. Mark Ryan 06:14, 17 Nov 2003 (UTC)
I beleive in Sydney the road numbers particularly for the motorways are used commonly. Its certainly not the case in Melbourne (atleast not when I used to live there ~3yrs ago) or Canberra.
Well maybe, but the motorways near Sydney which are part of Highway 1, are the F3 and the F6, and people who like numbers will call them that, not "Highway 1". Eregli bob (talk) 01:40, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Have just changed the article from a redirect to [[National Highway (Australia)]] to be a an article in its own right. It appears (from Mark's comments) that in West Aussie the "Highway 1" tag is not used. I've lived up and down the east coast, and over here the various highways that make up our section of Highway 1 (the Bruce, Pacific and Princes) are sometimes (admittedly not all that often) referred to as "Highway 1".

Having driven From Perth to Melbourne 3 times since 2002 and Perth to Darwin 30 return trips between 1992 and 1995. Twice to Port Hedland from Perth since 2003 rest assured that the little number 1 is there to be followed. What Mark is referring to is that when talking about journeys we use the road names. ie say going from Peth to Geraldton we would give the following directions of go great eastern hwy onto the bypass then roe hwy thru midland then turn right onto the great northern hwy follow that until muchea then turn left onto the brand hwy. as opposed to saying follow hwy 1. I'll have go check but I think the bypass and Roe hwy both carry the ALT 1 tag Gnangarra 16:39, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
I checked(drove) an hour ago that section shows national 94 and 95 not alt 1. The HWY 1 is clearly posted on Great Northern Highway along with national HWY 95 and Tourist 203 Gnangarra 05:31, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
More than likely this phenomenon in Perth is due to metropolitan Perth not having route numbers at all (apart from 1, 94 and 95) until 1986. I remember being on a school bus in year 3 when I saw these fresh new weird looking shield signs everywhere. Orderinchaos78 (t|c) 12:16, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
In Western Australia, the main direct route between Norseman and Perth is not Highway 1. Highway 1 follows the longer "scenic route" around the south coast.Eregli bob (talk) 01:43, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

All that being said, it matters little how they are called by the great unwashed, the little No. 1 shield is seen on the highway from Cairns to Adelaide. I believe that the Eyre Highway stretching through South Aussie also bears the No. 1. moniker. Accordingly, I'm set to treat National Highway (Australia) and Highway 1 (Australia) as two separate and distinct articles.

I have also changed this Talk page form a redirect to Talk:Princes Highway. - Gaz 14:00, 17 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Even after the new renumbering in Vic and SA, I still hope they maintain the number 1 shield for heritage purposes.

As the article says, they are marked as M1 still (indeed, better than before if my limited memory's a guide), but I don't get the 'heritage purposes'. No-one calls them by numbers here. (Well, occasionally the Monash Fwy is called the M1 because it's had so many names even in my short life: the South Eastern Arterial, the South Eastern Freeway, and now half of it's the M1 part of Citylink and the other half's the Monash.) But once it gets out of the city, it's the Princes Fwy/Hwy as appropriate. This accords with what Mark Ryan said above, and I suspect it's safe to say that it, like many things, is the direct result of the predominance of Aussie rules football. — Felix the Cassowary 09:23, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

If you're old enough to experience the 1970's, that Number One shield would take you a long way. Princes Hwy or not, many country road signs then do not indicate highway names like Princes Highway as such. Certain junctions appeared to have the same priority... That Number One shield is the only indication... In fact its the only sign that "takes ya 'round 'stralia"...

It would be nice if there was a map showing the route over all of Australia

  • Aye, twood, someone want to draw one in pencil and scan it in for us? -- 12:45, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Isn't there maps of the Australian highways elsewhere in Wikipedia? Maybe we should post one here or ask the orignal poster to mod it to highlight Hwy 1. 07:06, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

The article seems to imply that highway 1 is a 4WD unsealed track in NW Aust. I think the road is now sealed in its entirety. --Inas66 11:19, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

The longest national highway[edit]

I don't know what's behind the claim, but the Google Books unequivocally awards the honour to the Trans-Canada Highway. --Ghirla-трёп- 09:15, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Well there is no doubt that the the Australian highway 1 is longer than the Trans-Canada Highway. So, it isn't really length we are discussing, but classification. If the Australian Highway 1 is a National Highway and the Trans-Canada Highway is a National Highway, then it is clearly a longer National Highway.
The previous change was to term Highway 1 a "highway network", rather than a "highway". I'm not sure how these two terms are defined, but I can't think of a definition that would make the Australian Highway 1 a "network", and the trans-canada highway not one.
There are sources out there which seem to award each highway this honour. Not really surprising with such a arbitrary classification. --Inas66 (talk) 22:33, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Infobox discussion[edit]

There is a discussion regarding this article's infobox at WT:AURD#Highway_1_infobox - Evad37 (talk) 14:09, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

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