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 Outback Way is one of Australia’s great four wheel drive odysseys. Known as ‘Australia’s Longest Shortcut’, the route runs from Perth, Western Australia to Cairns in Queensland.
The Outback Way crosses central Australia and is fast becoming one of the must-see and must do drive routes, linking Laverton to Winton via Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs.
The 2,800 kilometre Outback Way offers an awe-inspiring journey through some of the most attractive and remote desert areas. Learn about ancient Aboriginal culture, life in the Outback, and the natural environment of Australia’s central desert. The route itself is mostly gravel and it’s advisable to travel in a high clearance 4WD vehicle, as conditions can include sand drifts and corrugations. The Outback Way is graded regularly and is usually acceptable for towing offroad caravans and trailers.
Embark on your Outback Way adventure by purchasing The Outback Way Atlas and Guidebook from outbackway.org.au or from The Great Beyond Visitor Centre Laverton in Western Australia's Northern Goldfields.