1:250 000 Scale Maps

This series of maps covers the whole of Australia at a scale of 1:250 000 (1cm on a map represents 2.5km on the ground) and comprises 513 maps. This is the largest scale at which published topographic maps cover the entire continent.

Each standard map covers an area of 1.5 degrees longitude by 1 degree latitude or about 150km from east to west and 110km from north to south. There are about 50 special maps in the series and these maps cover a non-standard area. Typically, where a map produced on standard sheet lines is largely ocean it is combined with its landward neighbour.

These maps contain natural and constructed features including road and rail infrastructure, vegetation, hydrography, contours (interval 50m), localities and some administrative boundaries. Some maps are supplemented by relief shading.

The topographic map index shows coverage of the sheets.

Product Specifications

Coverage: Covers the whole of Australia with 513 maps

Currency: From 1995 to 2008

Coordinates: Geographical and MGA

Datum: GDA94, AHD

Projection: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)

Medium: Paper, flat and folded copies

Price: $9.25 plus postage

List of 1:250 000 scale topographic maps

Browse a list of 1:250 000 scale topographic maps available from Geoscience Australia.