NSW Roads Act 1993
A road opened or dedicated for the free right of passage of the public - on foot, in a vehicle etc and declared as such under the NSW Roads Act 1993.
Queensland Transport Infrastructure Act 1994
The Queensland Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 defines a road as -
- an area of land dedicated to public use as a road, or
- an area that is open to or used by the public and is developed for, or has as one of its main uses, the driving or riding of motor vehicles;
- a bridge, culvert, ferry, ford, tunnel or viaduct; or
- a pedestrian path or bicycle path.
Victorian Road Management Act 2004
The Victorian Road Management Act 2004 states that a road is a public road if it is —
- a freeway; or
- an arterial road; or
- declared under section 204(1) of the Local Government Act 1989, or
- declared under section 61 or 93H of the Melbourne City Link Act 1995; or
- declared under section 143 of the Mitcham-Frankston Project Act 2004; or
- a road which the relevant coordinating road authority has made a decision that the road is reasonably required for general public use and registered it on its register of public roads; or
- a non-arterial State road under section 14(1) by VicRoads; or
- a municipal road declared under section 14(1) by VicRoads.
Note: a road set aside as a road in a plan of subdivision registered under the Subdivision Act 1988 is not a public road for the purposes of Road Management Act 2004 unless and until a decision is made.