via Warburton Range Road, Laverton, 6440
NOTICE 16 NOVEMBER 2020
Interstate travel and restrictions and changes to WA border arrangements
We encourage everyone to stay up-to-date with the changing conditions as a result of COVID-19 and here's some useful sources of information:
TRAVELLING TO AND AROUND WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- From Saturday, 14 November, WA will transition to a controlled border arrangement. Visitors simply need to complete a G2GPASS declaration and have a health screening and temperature test on arrival. Find out more here: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-controlled-interstate-border
- Regional travel throughout most of Western Australia is permitted, except into remote Aboriginal communities.
- For COVID-19 latest updates and information in Western Australia by the Department of Premier and Cabinet: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates
- Find out about COVID-19 coronavirus measures and restrictions, and what they mean for you: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-community-advice#interstate-regional-travel
Some remote Aboriginal communities have applied for exclusions from the travel restrictions and they, or their amenities, are open to visitors.
Plan your trip well in advance before you leave home so that you know which remote Aboriginal communities are open, and to ensure you have enough food, water and fuel to avoid stopping in Aboriginal communities that are closed to visitors.
Permits for the Outback Way (Western Australian section) and COVID-19
Due to health risks for community members, the issuing of permits to travel into Aboriginal Lands has
been reviewed and restricted. Travellers wishing to travel the Great Central Road without having to stop for fuel, water and provisions, etc, are advised to contact the Ngaanyatjarra Land Council for travel permits.
Permits for the Outback Way (Tjukaruru Road WA Border to Uluru) and COVID-19
Visitors wishing to travel the Outback Way (Tjukaruru Road WA Border to Uluru) without having to stop for fuel, water and provisions, etc and advised to contact the Central Land Council
The Great Central Road (also part of The Outback Way self-drive route), runs for more than 1,100 kilometres from Laverton in Western Australia to Yulara in the Northern Territory.
Along the way you will see a range of great outback attractions. Check out the ochre bluff of Giles Breakaway, Lake Throssel, and the wildflowers at Lake Yeo Nature Reserve, Peegull Waterhole, Caves, Emperor Springs, Petermann Ranges, Lasseter's Cave and the Docker River. Keep a look out in the distance as Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) appear on the horizon.
The road is generally well formed; though expect corrugations, bulldust, potholes, rocky outcrops, and soft sandy riverbeds along the way. Supplies, accommodation and camping are available at roadhouses along the way, though it is best to check availability and opening times prior to departure.
Aboriginal Entry permits are required to travel on the Great Central Road. For more information visit The Outback Way website.
Laverton is a small gold and nickel mining community 12 hours northeast of Perth.