Woomera Prohibited Area - Cancellation of exclusion period

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Woomera Prohibited Area - Cancellation of exclusion period

Cancellation of exclusion period – Amber Zone 1

The Department of Defence is cancelling the exclusion period in the Woomera Prohibited Area for Amber Zone 1 that was scheduled from 20 July 2020 to 30 August 2020 inclusive.

Permit holders will no longer be required to evacuate the Amber Zone 1 area during this period. Standard access conditions continue to apply for the WPA.

Some areas within the WPA also require separate access permission from Traditional Owners and conservation parks. Please refer to the information at: www.defence.gov.au/woomera/permits.htm

A map of the zones within the Woomera Prohibited Area is attached for reference.

Exclusion periods to the end of June 2021 for Amber Zone 1 and 2 remain in force:

The following Amber Zone 1 exclusion periods remain in force:

5 November 2020 to 9 December 2020 inclusive

8 March 2021 to 9 May 2021 inclusive

The following Amber Zone 2 exclusion periods remain in force:

19 November 2020 to 9 December 2020 inclusive

22 March 2021 to 11 April 2021 inclusive

You are encouraged to regularly review the exclusion period information, which is available athttp://www.defence.gov.au/woomera/exclusionperiods.htm .

You can also call 1300 972 335 (select option 1) for daily information about access and closures during exclusion periods and access restrictions.

Those seeking to access the Woomera Prohibited Area are also encouraged to check the confirmed exclusion period dates, which are published on the Federal Register of Legislation at https://www.legislation.gov.au


Those who hold an existing access permission under the Defence Force Regulations 1952 should contact the Woomera Test Range on (08) 8674 3370 or email: woomera.enquiries@defence.gov.au to discuss access to Amber Zone 1 or 2 during the upcoming exclusion periods.

Further information

Please contact the Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office at WPACO@defence.gov.au should you require any further information.

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