ROAD CONDITIONS

 

Road conditions vary widely along the Anne Beadell Highway.

 

For the most part, the section west of Ilkurlka towards Neale Junction and Laverton or south from Neale Junction along the Connie Sue Highway to the Transcontinental railway is in fair condition. 

 

There are a small number of sand dune crossing just west of Ilkurlka but other than that the going is good.

 

Going east of Ilkurlka towards the South Australian border, the road is a little rougher with a band of sand dunes about 50 to 60km away. In South Australia the track deteriorates - it is slow going with corrugations and close scrub.

 

It is obviously essential that a 4WD in good condition is used and that enough spares are carried to do running repairs along the way - there are no mechanics available along the length of the journey.

 

We would strongly advise against towing a caravan although many people successfully tow a heavy duty offroad camping trailer.

 

Natural hazards include rain, bush fires, fallen trees and wildlife. If there has been rain, postpone your trip! There are a number of swampy areas along the way.

 

Night time driving is not advised - camels can be a hazard.

 

Dont forget to check with the local Shire on road weather closures!

 

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Road Conditions (Trans access road from Kalgoorlie along the railway to the south end of the Connie Sue Highway)

 

 Laverton road conditions  (western end of the Anne Beadell highway)

 

Ilkurlka (local area) - phone 08 9037 1147

Click here to read an excellent blog by Sharkcaver written in April 2017. It gives an excellent rundown of road conditions and has some good photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

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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