Woomera Prohibited Area – Suspension of the Standing Permission to access the part of the Olympic Dam Highway; and part of the Woomera Village between 15 February to 26 February 2021 inclusive
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. A map of the exclusion zones is at Attachment A.
Suspension of the Standing Permission to access the part of the Olympic Dam Highway and part of the Woomera Village – 15 February to 26 February 2021 inclusive.
Access to travel on part of the Olympic Dam Highway and within part of the Woomera Village will be suspended from 6am to 12 noon each day, during the period from 15 February to 26 February 2021 inclusive.
There will be warning signs and access control points in place for the closures. Access to the highway and the village will be re‑opened at the earliest opportunity.
For those persons with permission to enter and remain in the WPA under Regulation 35 of the Defence Force Regulations 1952, this permission has also been suspended during the dates of the closures.
Remaining Amber Zone exclusion periods for Financial Year 2020-21
The remaining exclusion periods for the financial year 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 are:
- Amber Zone 1 – Exclusion periods 8 March 2021 to 9 May 2021 inclusive.
- Amber Zone 2 – Exclusion periods 22 March 2021 to 11 April 2021 inclusive.
Notifications and exclusion period variations
You are encouraged to regularly review the exclusion period information published on the WPA website at: http://www.defence.gov.au/woomera.
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.