Emergency Services


In the event you require assistance in a life-threatening emergency, please call 000. For non emergency police assistance in Western Australia, call 131 444.

Guide to Driving in WA

Guide to Driving in WA

Read more about our road rules and laws in Western Australia at the Road Safety Commission.

Their publication, GUIDE TO DRIVING IN WA, is available to download in several languages and is worth a read for visitors to the area.

Planning Ahead


The Road Safety Commission has prepared information about planning ahead including choosing the right vehicle, being aware of animals on the road, driving on gravel and sand roads, low visibility and towing. All of these issues are relevant to Broome and the Kimberley. Main Roads suggest that you always drive with your headlights on low beam during the daytime, so that you may be easily seen by oncoming traffic or when you approach another vehicle from behind. Fatigue is also a concern when driving long distances, so take regular breaks and if possible, drive during the daytime.

Alcohol and the law


We have strict laws in Australia regarding alcohol and driving. Please stay informed with this information from the Western Australian Police Force.

The Road Safety Commission is dedicated to educating the public in regard to being safe on the roads, including the dangers of drink driving.

Be respectful of private property and Aboriginal land


The land either side of an unsealed road is private property, even when it is not fenced. If you wish to travel on any roads other than the Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Mitchell Plateau Road, Mornington Road, Tanami Track, Cape Leveque Road, Bungle Bungle Road or the sign posted gorge and beach access roads, you will need to seek permission from the owners. Contact tourist centres for further information

Tourist Information Centres


Kununurra Visitor Centre 08 9168 1177

Wyndham Tourist Information 08 9161 1281

Halls Creek Visitor Centre 08 9168 6262

Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre 08 9191 5355

Derby Visitor Centre 08 9191 1426

Broome Visitor Centre 08 9192 2222