WA EXPERTS Travel Tips
Better safe than sorry
Travelling through Australia can be hazardous at times.
Challenging terrains, extreme weather conditions and isolation from services and the company of others. Travellers must be well-prepared and equipped to cope with unexpected delays and emergency situations. Here’s a list of tips to ensure that your WA experience is an enjoyable and positively unforgettable journey.
Road safety first
A driving holiday in one of the world’s largest states can involve long distances, varied conditions and large, very long trucks.
These ‘road trains’ can be up to 53.5 meters in length and need thorough consideration before attempting to overtake.
For all you mainland Europeans, Aussies drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. Before you get behind the wheel, familiarise yourself with the road rules in Australia. Also, there are strict laws regarding alcohol consumption in WA. Don’t drink and drive.
Our advice to travellers about to drive off into the sunset with our Troopies…
A road trip through remote WA is an amazing experience that you will never forget. To ensure your safety during your travels, the Western Australian Road Safety Commission has released this free booklet.
Let’s protect our environment
WA has precious and uniquely biodiverse environments. Let’s respect our natural and cultural heritage and help preserve it for other travellers and future generations to enjoy.
More about Leave no trace.
In case of emergencyDial 000 (triple zero) for ambulance, police and fire emergency services. Should you travel WA during bush fire season, prepare yourself and stay informed. Ask us about do’s and don’ts. More about the Fire and Emergency Services.
Fire seasonShould you travel WA during bush fire season, no need to panic. Prepare yourself well and stay informed about which directions to go. Read all about the current situation in your area on the website of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Or give us a call.
The northwest Australian coastline between Broome and Exmouth can often be prone to cyclones. This normally occurs between November to April. To keep up to date with any warnings visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
International Driver’s Licence
In Australia, laws and driving regulations differ from state to state. Some states require you to carry an International Licence with your current foreign licence. Other states request you carry your current foreign driver’s licence together with a formal translation of your licence into English.
For more details please visit this official Australian Automobile Association.
Swimming and surfing safelyCan you imagine? WA has about 12,000 kilometres of beautiful coastline. Surf and marine conditions can vary significantly. So always read safety signs, talk to locals and swim between the red and yellow Lifesaving flags.
FishingFishing is a very popular pastime in Western Australia, but it can also be dangerous. It’s important to keep informed about changing weather and wave conditions in the area you are planning to fish and what safety gear is required.
Did you know Perth is the Australia’s sunniest city? You’re going to spend a lot of time outdoors. Always apply sunscreen, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and make sure to drink plenty of water.
Remember to ‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’
Don’t let all these rules scare you… You wouldn’t want to miss out on all the awesome scenery and wonderful fun things to explore. We can’t wait to tell you all about it.
Any other questions? Please contact us, we are here to help.