The Outback Way - Australia's Longest Shortcut

Required Permits

Permits are a useful way of tracking numbers of people tavelling the Outback Way- which builds the case for further road funding.

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
EMAIL- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.daa.wa.gov.au
WA ONLINE Permits: http://www.daa.wa.gov.au/en/Entry-Permits/EP_Y_PermitForm    (Permit is instant)

Contact details for CLC Permits
: Tel 08 8951 6211 Fax 08 8953 4343   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   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
CLC Online

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