50km per hour zones

Drivers in Queensland must not drive faster than 50km per hour on streets in a bult-up area. A built-up area is defined as where there are buildings not over 100m apart, on land next to the road, or street lights not over 100m apart, along the road. This rule applies throughout the state, including in regional Queensland.

Adhering to this default speed limit assists drivers to see a road nuisance or hazard, while allowing enough time to stop or slow down to avoid it.

Below is some information about the 50km per hour zones in the Redlands Coast.

Signage

The 50km per hour streets are not signposted. All unsigned streets are 50km per hour zones.

This means that, on local streets, you must drive no faster than 50km per hour unless you see a speed limit sign indicating otherwise.

We will erect 50km per hour signage only where required to meet relevant standards and only after thorough investigation. Even then, this will only occur in extreme circumstances and in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) which is part of State Legislation.

Examples of locations where 50km per hour speed limit signs are installed include at the end of a school zone, or where a speed limit changes along a continous road. 

Roads that are included

All local streets are 50km per hour zones. A local street provides access to residences and private properties.

These are streets near where children play, people walk and schools are located. However, commercial and industrial areas also have local streets.

In essence, if it’s a built-up area and you can’t see a speed limit sign, stick to 50km per hour.

Enforcement

As with all speed limits, the 50km per hour speed limit is enforced by the Queensland Police Service using radar and other devices.

Knowing the speed limit on your streets

If your street is within a built-up area where there is no signposted speed limit, you must travel no faster than 50km per hour.

Contact us if you’re still unsure about the speed limit in a specific street.