A permit is required when travelling through Aboriginal land such as the Great Central Road, Tjukaruru Road( Docker River) and most of the roads-tracks leading off the Outback Way between Laverton and Yulara.
Travellers driving along the main route- Great Central Road ( Laverton to WA/NT Border) and Tjukaruru Rd ( Yulara to NT/WA Border)can apply for a transit permit from the Central Land Council (NT), Department of Indigenous Affairs (WA) Special permission is required to travel off the Outback Way to places of particular interest and travellers can apply to the Ngaanyatjarra Council (NT), allowing 7-10 working days for a permit. See below for the Permit Pack.
Contact details for WA Permits ( as of Sept 1 2014)please contact 1300651077 Perth 08 65518024- direct line
WA ONLINE Permits: http://www.daa.wa.gov.au/en/Entry-Permits/EP_Y_PermitForm (Permit is instant)
NT ONLINE PERMIT: http://www.clc.org.au/articles/cat/application-for-a-transit-permit
NT Permit- Yulara to NT/WA Border- for print/ scan/ fax/email
WA Pemit- for Great Central Rd- if you want to print/ scan/ fax/email
WA Permit Form
WA Permit for Communities/ Off Great Central Road- Ngaanyatjarra Land Council permit pack
WA Ngaanyatjarra Lands Community Permit