ABOUT ILKURLKA VISITOR CENTRE AND ROADHOUSE

 

Ilkurlka Visitor Centre and Roadhouse is a small community-controlled outstation run by the Spinifex People and roadhouse on the Anne Beadell Highway in Western Australia. It is probably the most remote roadhouse in Australia and is the only outpost on the Anne Beadell Highway between Coober Pedy and Laverton.

 

Click here for our opening hours. The shop will also open outside normal trading hours as required – just come down to the house and ask! (no callout fee).

We are now an accredited Australian Tourism Business with the Green Tick! 

 

What is available?

 

  • Visitor information kiosk (more IT equipment coming, including wall mounted Smart TV display)

  • EFTPOS facilities - we take Visa or Mastercard. There is a 1.5% transaction fee to cover our costs.

  • Diesel and Opal fuel. Note that we only have limited stocks of Opal fuel so please call ahead on 08 9037 1147 prior to travel.

  • Groceries and soft drinks (no fresh produce)

  • Optus mobile phone coverage

  • Some vehicle spares

  • Locally produced artefacts and art from the renowned Spinifex Arts Project

  • Studio accommodation

  • Campground with shower, toilet, covered barbeque area.

  • Self-contained studio accommodation

  • Public phone

  • Tour group facilities - please call ahead

  • WiFi internet access (charges apply)

 

Motor mechanical repairs are not available at Ilkurlka or along the Anne Beadell Highway. A small mechanical workshop is available at Ilkurlka for limited DIY repairs

Call (08) 90371147

Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation
Welcome to Ilkurlka Visitor Centre!

ILKURLKA

 

Ilkurlka partially reopens!

As of 15 August 2020 Ilkurlka will reopen to travellers whose journey commences in Western Australia. This follows the relaxation of the WA remote Aboriginal communities regulations for Ilkurlka (although restrictions remain in place for other communities).

Given our limited stocks of PPE we would appreciate travellers bringing their own face masks if possible. We can supply hand sanitiser and disposable gloves at the roadhouse. The spread of COVID19 to our remote communities is still a major concern.

For travellers heading from Western Australia to South Australia along the Anne Beadell Highway, permits are required in South Australia from Maralinga Tjarutja, the Woomera Defence Area, Mamungari conservation park and Tallaringa conservation park . A permit is also required for travel between Yeo and Yamarna along the Anne Beadell Highway in Western Australia. Please see the travel tab for links on applying for these permits.

Please note that Ilkurlka will not be accessible from the east because of the WA border closure. The border is being monitored and the WA police will take action if anyone crosses the border from the east without having a permit issued by the WA government.

Penalties for illegally crossing the WA border from the east are severe – up to a $50,000 fine and/or twelve month’s imprisonment.

 

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