Keep an Eye  on the Weather and Road Conditions!

 

Although a desert we can get severe weather events from time to time. These can make travel impossible so it pays to check what is happening before you leave Laverton or Coober Pedy.

 

You can also phone Ilkurlka on 08 9037 1147 - we will be happy to pass on what we know.

 

We use the following sources of information:

 

The Australian Meteorological Bureau

 

Click here for WA Goldfields forecast

 

Click here for WA Interior forecast

 

Click here for SA North-West Pastoral forecast

 

Click here for Landgate bush fire observations

 

The best time to travel is in winter - it does get cold at night but the days are pleasant. In summer, temperatures are usually around 40°c and sometimes higher. Generally the weather is also a little more predictable as well!

 

 

 

 

 

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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