National Formal Rest Areas

Regular stops and the opportunity for rest breaks are essential for safe driving, and formal rest areas are provided to help drivers manage fatigue and comply with driving hours regulations (by providing an opportunity for sleep and rest breaks). Information on rest area locations and facilities is sourced from open data that state and territory governments publish. The NFDH combines and harmonises the underlying data from each jurisdiction into a national dataset.

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Data and Resources


Additional Info

Field Value
Author NFDH
Maintainer NFDH
Last Updated December 3, 2023, 09:00 (UTC)
Created September 8, 2022, 04:04 (UTC)
Asset Type Dataset
AGIFT Theme Transport
Source (Internal / External) Internal
Access Rights Open
Temporal Coverage From 2019
Geographic Scope National
Data Status Current
Update Frequency Monthly