Off-Road Vehicles Discussion Paper

In response to Local Government concerns, WALGA developed a paper on the control of off-road vehicles (ORVs), including recommendations for State Government. The paper was prepared with input from key stakeholders, including Local and State Government, and user groups, and endorsed by WALGA State Council on 5 December 2018. The endorsed paper and recommendations will be used to advocate to the State Government to:
  • conduct a review of current legislation to align registration and licensing
  • allocate funding for feasibility studies to identify suitable sites
  • provide resources and practices that ensure ORV buyers are informed at the point of sale about ORV registration, regulation and restrictions applicable to ORV vehicle use
  • develop educational resources and training suitable to the specific needs of ORV users, stakeholders and Local Governments
  • consider and consult on the regulation of the vendor’s role in providing information to buyers regarding ORV registration, regulation and restrictions
  • provide materials to raise community awareness on the proper use of ORVs, ORV permitted and prohibited areas, and the consequences of non-compliance, and
  • allocate resources to address unlawful ORV use ‘hot spots’.
The paper can be viewed here.

Maps of Permitted Areas and Guides

Trail bike, quad bike, and all-terrain vehicle users can access a series of online maps to see areas where off-road vehicles can be driven around Western Australia. Designed to give off-road vehicle users the ability to easily and conveniently check where vehicles can be driven legally, the maps identify all permitted off-road vehicle areas around the State. The maps identify locations in a number of metropolitan and regional areas, with a satellite view also available to identify local features such as tracks and dunes. As well as the maps, three guides have been updated and published for off-road vehicle riders, retailers and Local Governments with information on licensing, registration and details of where to ride. The online maps and the guides were produced by the State Government in consultation with WALGA and the Recreational Trail Riders Association.

The maps and guides are available here.