Broken Hill operates on Central Australian Time, one half hour behind Eastern Standard Time.
The major highways in the Broken Hill region are:
Silver City Highway - The western most highway in NSW running north/south for 681km. Over half of the highway is sealed in areas that get the most use.
Barrier Highway - Forms part of the inland route between Adelaide and Sydney through outback NSW.
Broken Hill is connected to the transcontinental railway that connects Perth and Sydney providing rail access throughout Australia. Both passenger and freight services operate in the region. Passenger rail services operate to the Far West Region include:
- The Indian Pacific stopping at Broken Hill once or twice weekly in each direction between Sydney and Perth. The capacity of the Indian Pacific is 348 per journey.
- Countrylink service (XPT Outback Explorer) once a week in each direction between Broken Hill and Sydney.
Rail freight has traditionally been the major method of transporting mining exports from the region. A direct rail line connects Broken Hill with Port Pirie in South Australia, Pacific National also operates a freight service 3 times per week between the Bemax Separation Plant and Port Adelaide.
Buses R Us provides a regular bus service between Broken Hill, Mildura and Adelaide several times per week.
A CounctryLink coach operates daily in each direction between Dubbo and Broken Hill. The coach connects with the daily CountryLink rail service between Sydney and Dubbo.
Broken Hill Airport is located 6km from the City centre and is the major airport in the Far West Region. The Airport is owned and operated by Broken Hill City Council and is also a major base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The main runway is constructed of asphalt and is 2.5km long and 30m wide.
Regional Express is the only airline to operate regular passenger routes into and out of the Broken Hill Airport using Saab 340 aircrafts with capacity for 34 Passengers. aily flights are available to Adelaide, Dubbo and Sydney.