Where there is a Stop sign
Where there are traffic lights ...
Where there are no signs or traffic lights ...
Signal for at least 5 seconds before moving from a stationary position and when changing lanes. You must give sufficient warning to avoid a collision.
Driving on the Left
Unlike many countries, the law in all Australian states is for motor vehicles to keep to the left of the centre line.
While in Australia, always remember the 'keep to the left' rule for cars.
Line Markings and Overtaking
Remember to keep to the left of the line markings, unless you are overtaking. You cannot overtake when the centreline nearest to you is unbroken.
Below are examples of line markings found on Australian roads, and what they mean.
The Police regularly patrol the roads to deter and detect dangerous driving. There are heavy penalties, including fines and on-the-spot licence suspensions, for drivers who are breaking the law. Australian police are authorised to stop any vehicle at anytime.
Police use radar, mobile speed cameras and in some areas, fixed speed cameras to check speeding. They used random breath testing (RBT) by the roadside to detect drink-driving. When the Police require a driver to pull over and stop they will indicate by a siren, flashing lights or by other means such as officer positioned by the road side signalling the driver to pull over. This does not necessarily mean that the driver has committed a traffic offence. But drivers must safely pull over when instructed to do so and cooperate with the Police.
Give way to all vehicles, including bicycles, already in the roundabout, and only enter where there is a safe gap in the traffic.
Keep an eye on trucks within a roundabout. Because of their size, trucks need to use more room to turn and may swing out wide.
Keep an eye out for cyclists and consider their needs at multi-lane roundabouts.
It's very important to choose the correct lane when approaching a multi-lane roundabout. Indicate when entering and always indicate left before exiting the roundabout.
If you are turning left, begin in the left lane, indicate left on approach and continue to indicate left as you exit the roundabout.
If you are turning right, use the right hand lane and indicate right as you approach the roundabout. Indicate left just before you reach your exit.