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Important Travel Tips

Check out these important travel tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday in Australia’s Golden Outback.

Emergency information

Emergency information

Emergency information and important contact numbers you should take with you as you travel around the remote areas of Western Australia's Golden Outback. View more

Health and safety

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday in the Golden Outback

Here are some health and safety tips to ensure you have an enjoyable, trouble-free holiday in Western Australia's Golden Outback. View more

Food and fuel supplies

Food and fuel supplies

Food and fuel supplies in Western Australia's Golden Outback are generally available every 100-300 kilometres, but when travelling in remote areas it is essential to plan ahead and stock up on food and fuel. View more

School and public holidays

School and public holidays

On average, Australia’s Golden Outback has 10 public holidays per year, most of which commemorate landmark Australian historic events, or religious celebrations. View more

Gold prospecting and fossicking

Gold prospecting and fossicking

Gold prospecting and fossicking opportunities in Australia’s Golden Outback draws people from far and wide - find out what you will need and get some useful information on gold prospecting and fossicking in Western Australia. View more

Permits for Aboriginal lands

Aboriginal lands

Permits for Aboriginal lands are essential for travel on Indigenous-owned land in Western Australia's Golden Outback – permits are granted through the Aboriginal Lands Trust at the Department of Indigenous Affairs. View more

National park passes

Driving in the Mount Augustus National Park

National park passes are required for entry to the national parks of Western Australia's Golden Outback - a range of passes are available to suit your holiday requirements. View more

Quarantine

Quarantine matters in Australia's Golden Outback

To help keep Western Australia disease-free there are strict quarantine laws regarding importing and transporting plants and food stuffs. View more

Time zone

Sunset against trees in Dumbleyung

Australia’s Golden Outback shares the same time zone as the rest of Western Australia. View more

Working holiday makers

Enjoy your working holiday in the Golden Outback

A working holiday in Western Australia’s Golden Outback offers a real Australian outback adventure - working with friendly locals, experiencing rural life and enjoying the regions unique natural attractions. View more

Currency and tipping

A real gold nugget, mined in Australia's Golden Outback

Australia has a decimal currency system - you can find out how much your currency is worth on today's exchange rate with the currency converter. View more


Check out the Important travel tips

Make sure you read these important travel tips before venturing into the Golden Outback