UPDATE APRIL 2021
COVID-19 AND PERMITS FOR THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE (CSR) CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY
Kuju Wangka has disabled the Canning Stock Route permit system for an indefinite period. This will be reviewed on a month by month basis in consultation with stakeholders and Government advice. View the official statement from Kuju Wangka
We would like to thank everybody for their understanding and for respecting these requests at this difficult time.
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The Canning Stock Route was originally created by Alfred Canning in 1908 for Kimberley cattlemen to take their stock to the southern markets. Covering some 51 wells and stretching 2,013 kilometres from Halls Creek to Wiluna, the Canning Stock Route now forms one of the most remote and challenging four wheel drive tracks in the world.
Those wishing to tackle the route should be extremely well prepared before setting out. Outback travel experience is required in conjunction with a very reliable and capable vehicle that has been specifically prepared for remote, long distance desert travel. Your vehicle will need to be extensively prepared for remote area travel, with all fuel, water, food, vehicle repair equipment and spare parts.
The best time to travel is from April to mid-September. It is recommended not to travel from October to March, as weather conditions along the route are its most hottest and extreme.
All vehicles, whether private or in commercial tours, are required to hold permits for travelling on the Canning Stock Route. Travellers should note that even with a permit, access is restricted to several sites, some located within the Canning Stock Route reserve.
For the sections between wells 5 to 51, you can obtain permits online via the Canning Stock Route Visitor Permit System.
Other Useful Links
Up-to-date information regarding the condition of the CSR, access and permits should be obtained by anybody intending to travel the Canning Stock Route. Suitable preparation should be made before attempting to travel across the Canning Stock Route.
Contact the Shire of Wiluna firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre on (08) 9981 8009. The following websites may be helpful if you are planning to travel the Canning Stock Route:
- www.canningstockroute.net.au (Canning Stock Route Visitor Information and permits)
- www.centraldesert.org.au (Central Desert Native Title Services permit information)
- www.canningstockrouteproject.com (MIRA Canning Stock Route Project)
- www.4wda.com.au (Four-Wheel-Drive Australia)
- www.exploroz.com (ExplorOz Traveller)