NOTICE 11 JUNE 2020
Permits for the Outback Way (Great Central Road) and COVID-19
Due to health risks for community members, the issuing of permits to travel into Aboriginal Lands has
been reviewed and restricted. Our staff have received the following information in regards to travelling
the Outback Way; The Central Lands Council in the Northern Territory has prohibited all non-essential travel into
Aboriginal Lands. They advised that the only travel allowed along the Tjukaruru Road (WA Border to
Uluru) is for food delivery, police, health etc. Please see links below;
The Ngaanyatjarra Lands Council have advised today that for the protection of Remote Community
Members and visitors, there will be no permits issued for non-essential travel to or through the
We understand that these restrictions will drastically impact your travel plans and we sympathise with
you. There are still plenty of things to see and do in our area, please see our friendly staff to find out
what else our region has to offer.
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.