The following description was taken from Real Insurance: A guide to understanding Australian road and traffic signs

We’re lucky to have so much freedom to travel by car in Australia. However, to keep our daily travels and longer road trips safe, we need to understand road signs. Essentially, traffic signs are there to help us follow Australian road rules, and they’re designed to keep both drivers and pedestrians safe on the roads.

There are national guidelines for Australian road signs, meaning they’re similar no matter which state you’re driving in. But states and even local councils can use less-common signs for traffic conditions unique to their area.

In Australia, there are three main types of road sign: Regulatory, Warning and Information. In this article we’ll explore what they mean, and also provide you some unique state-by-state tips for your holiday driving.