Important Travel Tips

Check out these important travel tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday in Australia’s North West.

Swimming at the waterhole

School and public holidays

On average, Australia’s North West has 10 public holidays per year, most of which commemorate landmark Australian historic events, or religious celebrations. View more

Fire safety in the Kimberley

Health and safety

Health and safety tips to ensure you have an enjoyable, trouble-free holiday in Australia’s North West. View more

Luridgii Aboriginal Experience

Permits for Aboriginal lands

Obtain a permit to enter Aboriginal lands and experience the unique Indigenous culture and natural beauty of Australia’s North West. View more

Backpacker at Cape Leveque

Working holiday makers

A working holiday in Australia’s North West offers something for everyone - sun, adventure, an awesome natural environment and friendly people. View more

Surf lifesaver

Emergency information

Some important contact numbers you should take with you to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip. View more

Quarantine in the North West


To help keep Western Australia disease-free there are strict quarantine laws regarding importing and transporting plants and food stuffs. View more

Sunset on Cable Beach, Broome

Time zone of the North West

Australia’s North West shares the same time zone as the rest of Western Australia. View more

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