Woomera Prohibited Area – Important information

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Woomera Prohibited Area – Important information
Important information about Stuart Hwy and Tarcoola to Darwin Railway Line access and Green Zone closure in October and November 2021

Access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) in South Australia is subject to exclusion periods during which the Department of 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. See mapA

Defence’s exclusion periods are also published at: WPA website page and on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Suspension of the Standing Permission to access the Stuart Highway 21 October to 21 November

  • Access to travel on the Stuart Highway will be suspended from time to time during the period from 21 October to 21 November 2021 inclusive during such times as access control points are established and warning signs are in place.
  • Access to the highway will be re‑opened at the earliest opportunity.

Suspension of the Standing Permission to travel on the Tarcoola to Darwin Railway Line from 21 October to 21 November

 

The standing permission to travel on the Tarcoola to Darwin Railway Line will be suspended from time to time during the period from 21 October to 21 November 2021 inclusive. Defence will notify the railway operator when suspensions are to occur.

 

The railway line is mapped at Attachment A.

 

Partial closure of Green Zone 21 October to 21 November

 

Part of the Green Zone is closed from 21 October to 21 November 2021 inclusive. Please refer to the map at Attachment A that shows the bounded area of the Green Zone affected by the closure.

 

For those persons with permission to enter and remain in the WPA under Regulation 35 of the Defence Force Regulations 1952, this permission has been suspended during the dates of the Green Zone closure.

 

Amber Zones 1 and 2 Exclusion Periods  Reminder

 

The Amber Zone exclusion period closures previously advised for the financial year 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 are in effect as follows:

 

  • Amber Zone 1 remains closed from 20 September to 21 November 2021 inclusive, 7 March to 10 April 2022 inclusive, and 23 May to 5 June 2022 inclusive.

 

  • Amber Zone 2 remains closed form 4 October to 7 November 2021 inclusive, and 21 March to 10 April 2022 inclusive, which includes sections of the Anne Beadell Highway. 

 

Notifications and exclusion period variations

 

You are encouraged to regularly review the exclusion period information published on the WPA website at: WPA website page.

 

Further information or advice

 

For information on the exclusion period closures please contact the Woomera Test Range:

 

Call 1300 WPA DEL (1300 972 335 option 1) to check daily information about access restrictions.

 

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