Permits

Western Australia's Aboriginal people are embracing tourism opportunities as a means of economic sustainability for their families and communities. Increasingly they are inviting Western Australians, as well as national and international tourists onto their lands to experience Aboriginal culture and lifestyle and the breathtaking beauty of remote regional Western Australia.

Permission to visit these communities is granted through the Aboriginal Lands Trust at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

Transit Permits are designed to protect the privacy of Aboriginal communities, preserve Aboriginal heritage and culture and safeguard the natural environment. Importantly, they assist in ensuring visitor safety.

Permits are granted for a period of time sufficient to allow travel through the reserve by the most direct route. Permission can also be obtained from the resident Aboriginal communities for applications who want to travel off the main road.

For more information please contact the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) on +61 8 6551 8004 or alternatively visit their website