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
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.
Broome - Cape Leveque Road
The Road Safety Commission has created a series of road safety education and awareness messages to support the opening of the newly sealed Cape Leveque Road in the Kimberley region.
The sealed 90-kilometre stretch of the Dampier Peninsula road is now open to the public, which allows local residents and tourists safer and greater access to the area. Prior to this section of road being sealed, seasonal weather conditions made this road unpassable at certain times of the year.
The new publication for the Broome - Cape Leveque road is helpful for visitors. You can read more here.
While the speed limit is 110km/h, heavy vehicles, caravans and vehicles towing trailers cannot exceed 100km/h, however, you should always drive at a speed which is appropriate to the road conditions on which you are traveling. If you need to pull over and stop ensure you are a safe distance from the road and out of the path of approaching vehicles.
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 9195 2200