Equip drivers with essential information about their route with our G1-7 Guide SignsHIVIS is committed to improving safety and efficiency on Australian roads, so we offer G1-7 signs (i.e. guide signs) that meet Australian Standards. Learn more about G1-7 signs and contact us to make custom signage for your local council — our signs are approved by Transport for NSW and Destination NSW.
Understanding the purpose of G1-7 signs
White messaging and symbols on a green background are used for advance direction signs (e.g. distance to the next suburb in kilometres), fingerboards, intersection and special direction signs, reassurance direction signs, kilometre posts, and more.
These guide signs can be broken down into various different “series”, including:...
G1 Series — Advance Direction Series — The G1 Series of guide signs are crucial for providing information to drivers approaching intersections, junctions, or interchanges. These signs inform motorists about the upcoming route options and destinations beyond the intersection, helping drivers make informed decisions well ahead of the intersection, ensuring smoother traffic flow and reducing the likelihood of last-minute maneuvers.
G2 Series — Intersection Direction Series — The G2 Series guide signs focus on providing directional information at the intersection itself. They indicate the available routes, including road names and destinations, helping drivers choose the correct lane and direction. These signs are particularly important in complex intersections or those with multiple turning options.
G3 Series — Fingerboards — Fingerboards are supplementary guide signs used in conjunction with the G2 Series. These signs consist of multiple smaller signs arranged in a "finger-like" manner, pointing towards different destinations and routes. Fingerboards are commonly found at large intersections, helping drivers quickly identify their intended route among various options.
G4 Series — Reassurance Direction Series — The G4 Series of guide signs provide reassurance to drivers that they are on the correct route. These signs typically display the route number, confirming to motorists that they are heading in the right direction. Reassurance signs are strategically placed along the road at regular intervals to reinforce driver confidence and prevent unnecessary turns or detours.
G5 Series — Street Name & Pedestrian Series — The G5 Series includes guide signs that display street names, helping drivers navigate urban and suburban areas. These signs are especially important for visitors and tourists unfamiliar with the local road network. Additionally, the G5 Series may incorporate pedestrian-related information, like pedestrian crossing signs or directional signs, to nearby pedestrian facilities.
G6 Series — Geographical Feature Series — The G6 Series of guide signs highlights significant geographical features or landmarks, like mountains, rivers, national parks, or other notable points of interest. These signs not only aid navigation but also enhance the driving experience by providing valuable information about the surrounding natural environment.
- G7 Series — Service Series — The G7 Series is dedicated to informing drivers about essential services along the road, including fuel stations, rest areas, emergency facilities, food outlets, and accommodations. These signs help drivers plan their journeys better, ensuring they can access necessary amenities when needed, particularly on long trips through remote areas.
Contact us to learn more about the various different kinds of guide signs and have custom signage designed for your local area. HIVIS road signs are approved by Transport for NSW and Destination NSW, so you can count on HIVIS for quality signage that meets Australian road safety standards.