Woomera Prohibited Area - Exclusion Periods 2022-23

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Woomera Prohibited Area - Exclusion Periods 2022-23


Exclusion period notification

Access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) in South Australia is subject to exclusion periods during which Defence may undertake war materiel testing. For safety and security reasons, designated zones within the WPA will be closed and you may be required to evacuate the area during the notified exclusion periods. 

Amber Zone exclusion periods for Financial Year 2022-23

Defence’s exclusion periods within WPA Amber Zones 1 and 2 for the financial year, 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023, are listed in Attachment A. The exclusion periods are published on the Federal Register of Legislation at:Woomera Prohibited Area Rule 2014 Determination of Exclusion Periods for Amber Zone 1 and Amber Zone 2 for Financial Year 2022 – 2023 (legislation.gov.au)

Remaining exclusion periods for Financial Year 2021-22

The exclusion periods for the 2021-22 financial year, 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, which remain in force are:

· Amber Zone 1:  23 May to 05 June 2022 inclusive

Map of WPA access zones

The WPA access zones are shown in the map at Attachment B. Different periods of exclusion may apply to each zone, including the Red Zone, Amber Zone 1 and Amber Zone 2. A more detailed map showing the WPA and access zone boundaries is available from the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG) site at: https://map.sarig.sa.gov.au/:

· Select the ‘All Map Layers’ tab and then type Woomera in the ‘Search map catalog’ box; then

· Select ‘outer boundary’ and ‘access zones’ boxes

Notifications and exclusion period variations

Defence will endeavour to give permit holders and non-Defence users affected by exclusion periods as much notice as possible, including when Defence cancels a published exclusion period. Enquiries about tourist permits should be directed to woomera.enquiries@defence.gov.au

Further information or advice

Updates to exclusion periods and additional information is available on the WPA website at: www.defence.gov.au/woomera.

If you have any queries or would like to subscribe to the exclusion period updates, please contact the WPA Coordination Office by phone on 1300 727 420 or by email to WPACO@defence.gov.au.

When exclusion periods are underway, please contact the Woomera Test Range on 1300 972 335 (select option 1) for daily information about any access restrictions.

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