District Manager Outback issues mandatory flag requirements for Simpson Desert Travellers
Date: 09 Jan 2014
As reported by Four Wheel Drive South Australia: From Natural Resources SA Arid Lands, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources | South Australian Government. SAFETY FLAG REQUIREMENT FOR ALL VEHICLES BY MARCH 16 2014. More info »
4WD AUSTRALIA CHANGES
Date: 29 Nov 2013
Officebearers for 2014 have been elected by the Council delegates. More info »
10th AUSTRALIAN 4WD GATHERING
Date: 05 Nov 2013
Registration for the 10th AUstralian 4WD Gathering is now open. More info »
FEES NOW APPLYING IN NGARKAT NP
Date: 16 Aug 2013
Park fees now listed for Ngarkat National Park, South Australia were advised to FWDSA More info »
NEW BULLBARS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA MUST CONFORM
Date: 16 Aug 2013
Bullbars fitted to new vehicles in South Australia must conform to AS 4876.1 - 2002 (except for Clause 3.2). More info »
To be the national body representing the 4WD Community
4WD Australia represents and supports the Australian 4WDing community by providing advice to Government, policy makers and industry. We encourage safe, family friendly and sustainable 4WDing in the broader community. We promote the Four Wheel Drive code of ethics to respect environmental, historical and cultural values when exploring our diverse country.
Formed in 1978 as the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council, Four Wheel Drive Australia is the peak body representing the state four wheel drive associations at the national level.
FWDA activities are based on the premise that recreational four wheel driving is a legitimate activity and people have the right to own and use their vehicle for legitimate lifestyle and family activities. This premise is supported by policies that are based on factual evidence.
FWDA acts as your voice to keep 4WD tracks open so that we can continue enjoying four wheeling in the great outdoors. Through our united efforts, the opinions and beliefs of four wheel drive enthusiasts are heard by land management agencies and by our elected officials. The more of us who care enough to join us, the stronger our voice becomes.
You are invited to become a member of your local four wheel drive club and then by affiliation, your state and national four wheel drive associations. Your membership provides you with priceless benefits of friendship and camararderie. It helps protect your rights for driving off the bitumen.
There are over 300 affiliated clubs in Australia. We encourage you to become a member of your local four wheel drive club and have you say through our state and national four wheel drive associations. Tp find out more simplu use our LINKS dropdown to contact your nearest association who will help you find a club near your location. Our member associations provide you with the opportunity to develop a whole range of bush, touring and camping skills.
Your local club will see you through basic and advanced four wheel drive and recovery skills - as far as you wish to go with regular training and skills development days.
Clubs take on projects which assist land managers to keep our parks and other public lands open for the enjoyment of the public.
Clubs lend a valuable hand to country folk in difficult circumstances, whether it be through fire, drought or flood.
Club trips are planned tours to all accessible parts of the country, be they day, weekend or several weeks duration.Club members can get Australia wide on and off road insurance coverage for their vehicles and equipment at discount rates.You can join a club for less than the cost of a tank of fuel.
Or you just want to socialise and enjoy your chosen pastime with like minded persons, having fun camping and socialising, then join a club. These some good reasons to join a 4WD Club, so even if you are only just a little bit curious, contact a club or the association and go along for a look.
Four Wheel Drive Australia
ABN: 40 672 552 892
GPO Box79 Canberra ACT 2601
Page last updated: 10 Aug 2013