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Southern Outlet
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The Southern Outlet at Mount Nelson
General information
Type Highway
Length 13 km (8.1 mi)
Opened 1969
Route number(s) A6
Major junctions
North end Davey Street /
Macquarie Street Hobart, Tasmania
  Huon Highway for full list see Exits
South end Channel Highway Kingston, Tasmania
Region Hobart
Major suburbs Mount Nelson
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in Tasmania

The Southern Outlet (the Outlet) is a major highway in the Tasmanian capital of Hobart and acts as one of the city's 3 major radial highways, connecting traffic from the Hobart city centre with commuters from the southern suburbs as well as intrastate traffic from the south of the state. The Outlet is one of the busier commuter highways in Hobart, handling in excess of 31,000 traffic movements each day.


The Hobart Transportation Study 1965 indicated the need for a transport corridor from Hobart to Kingston. The Southern Outlet was opened in 1969 as a super-2 expressway and went from Kingston to meet up with the old Huon Highway at Grove. The Outlet opened as a fully dual-carriage way highway in 1990


LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Hobart South Hobart 0.0–
Davey Street & Macquarie Street one-way couplet (A6) north-east / Davey Street (B64) south-west / Macquarie Street south-west – Hobart, South Hobart Northern terminus at Macquarie Street (northbound lanes); southbound lanes begin from Davey Street
Tolmans Hill – Dynnyrne boundary 2.7 1.7 Olinda Grove (C643) – Mount Nelson, Tolmans Hill
Kingborough Kingston 4.6 2.9 Proctors Road No Through Road
6.3 3.9 Proctors Road – Kingston Southbound exit and entrance
7.6 4.7 Shaw Road – Kingston Northbound exit and entrance
8.8 5.5 Groningen Road – no exit Northbound entrance only
9.3 5.8 Browns Road – Firthside Southbound exit only
Huon Highway (A6) / Kingston Bypass (B68) – Kingston, Huonville, Blackmans Bay, Kettering Southern terminus: continues as Kingston Bypass; no access to Huon Highway from Kingston Bypass
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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