The Newell Highway is the longest highway in NSW, stretching over 1060 kilometres from the Victorian border at Tocumwal to the Queensland border at Goondiwindi. The Newell Highway is a National Highway.
Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) manages the highway with funding from the NSW and Australian governments for road works and maintenance. Generally the route is a two lane road with infrequent formal overtaking opportunities.
The highway is of vital importance to communities living in Berrigan, Jerilderie, Urana, the Riverina, Coolamon, Narrandera, Bland, Weddin, Forbes, Parkes, Narromine, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Coonabarabran, Narrabri and Moree Plains. It is the economic backbone for freight and livestock transporters, tourism operators, caravanners and holiday makers, emergency services, government, media and business owners.