The safety of the community, workers and road users is WestConnex’s first priority during design, construction and operation.  

Safety on the WestConnex motorway network

The WestConnex motorway network features the latest safety technology including: 

  • A central Motorway Control Centre (MCC) where motorways are monitored and managed 24 hours a day. Incident response teams are readily available to ensure any on-road incidents are cleared quickly
  • More than 2,300 cameras including stopped vehicle detection cameras, speed cameras and safety surveillance cameras, with 100% motorway coverage
  • Taller height clearances to reduce over height vehicle incidents and over-height vehicle detection systems at all tunnel entrances
  • Live electronic signs to communicate incidents to motorists and variable electronic speed limit signs
  • Water deluge systems to manage any fire incidents
  • Emergency telephones
  • A digital radio re-broadcast system which enables motorway controllers to provide safety advice through motorists’ radios
  • In-tunnel Bluetooth Waze navigation technology to give motorists access to reliable GPS navigation when travelling underground

The WestConnex motorways are monitored 24 hours a day, with incident response teams ready to help motorists if anything goes wrong

If you breakdown or have an accident on a WestConnex motorway remain in your vehicle and wait for help to arrive. 

Turn on your hazard lights immediately and find the safest possible place to pull over, in an emergency lane or breakdown lane if possible

To report an incident on the motorway, please call 13 33 31.

  • Turn headlights and radio on
  • Take off your sunglasses (if they’re not prescription glasses)
  • Wind up your windows and switch air-conditioning to recycle
  • Avoid changing lanes
  • Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you


Your glovebox guide to keeping safe on Motorways.

Click here to download a WestConnex glovebox guide which provides useful information about how to keep safe on the WestConnex motorway.

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