Distance between Rockhampton and Melbourne
The distance from Rockhampton to Melbourne is 1,964 kilometers by road including 149 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 22 hours and 34 minutes and goes through Dubbo, Bouldercombe, Mount Morgan, Taroom, Wandoan, Miles and Goondiwindi.
Shortest distance by air  1,690 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,964 km 🚗 
Driving time  22 h 34 min 
Fuel amount  157.1 L 
Fuel cost  262.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Rockhampton  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 A3 20 km, 15 min


Bouldercombe  20 km  15 min  1.0 L  
A3 19 km, 16 min


Mount Morgan  39 km  32 min  2.6 L  
A3 A5 250 km, 2 h 49 min


Taroom  289 km  3 h 21 min  21.2 L  
A5 60 km, 40 min


Wandoan  349 km  4 h 02 min  25.5 L  
A5 84 km, 57 min


Miles  433 km  4 h 59 min  33.5 L  
A5 213 km, 2 h 24 min


Goondiwindi  646 km  7 h 24 min  50.9 L  
A39 35 km, 25 min


Boggabilla  682 km  7 h 49 min  52.5 L  
A39 458 km, 5 h 20 min


Dubbo  1,140 km  13 h 09 min  88.5 L  
A39 825 km, 9 h 24 min


Melbourne  1,964 km  22 h 33 min  157.1 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Rockhampton to Melbourne?
Fuel cost: 262.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,964 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Rockhampton to Melbourne?
Driving time: 22 h 34 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 126 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 8 min
 20 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 12 min
 1,413 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 15 h 41 min
 326 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 4 h 4 min
 14 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 12 min
 26 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 26 min
 33 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 39 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 9 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Rockhampton to Melbourne by land?
The distance between Rockhampton and Melbourne is 1,964 km by road including 149 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Rockhampton and Melbourne respectively.
How far is Rockhampton to Melbourne by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Rockhampton and Melbourne is 1,690 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Rockhampton and Melbourne respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Rockhampton from Melbourne by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 6 min to cover the distance of 1,690 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 7 h 40 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Rockhampton to Melbourne?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 7 h 2 min to cover the distance of 1,690 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 8 h 2 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Rockhampton and Melbourne?
The halfway point between Rockhampton and Melbourne is Coonabarabran. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Coonabarabran to Rockhampton is 983 km and driving will take about 11 h 22 min. The road between Coonabarabran and Melbourne has length 981 km and will take approximately 11 h 11 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Rockhampton in relation to Melbourne?
Rockhampton is located 1,690 km northeast of Melbourne.
Rockhampton has geographic coordinates: latitude 23.37825, longitude 150.51344.
Melbourne has geographic coordinates: latitude 37.81422, longitude 144.96315.
Which highway goes from Rockhampton to Melbourne?
The route from Rockhampton to Melbourne follows A39, A5.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M31: 87 km
 A3: 63 km
 M39: 58 km
 B64: 37 km
 C363: 32 km
 C371: 20 km
 C391: 19 km
 B94: 18 km
 45: 9 km
 A1: 7 km
 C361: 6 km
 85: 3 km
 29: 2 km
 A2: 1 km