• 4WD area in Litchfield National Park

  • Morning Tea on the track

  • Early Morning

About 4WD Australia

Four Wheel Drive Australia is our trademark which we have held since 1998. From September 2009 our trademark is the way we are promoting our organisation and the legitimate recreation of four wheeling in all states and territories. The member associations of the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council have all taken up our distinctive logo which says it all for recreational four wheel driving in Australia; camping under the Southern Cross, access to our mountains and plains and using our 4WDs to travel to all parts of Australia.

FWDA is the complete image of our recreation and the incorporated body is the peak recreational 4WD lobby group in Australia. Its membership is comprised of the 4WD Associations in each State and Territory.

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 4x4 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 camaraderie. It helps protect your rights for driving off the bitumen.



Date: 31 March 2017 - Friday
National Council Changes Follow Victorian Association AGM More Info:

Four Wheel Drive NT Fights ABC Over Shortwave Shutdown
Date: 18 March 2017 - Saturday
Four Wheel Drive NT last week made a strong submission to the Senate Standing Committee, which was investigating the impact of the ABC's controversial move, in an attempt to have the decision to shutdown shortwave services overturned. More Info:

Date: 3 February 2017 - Friday
The ABC has stopped its shortwave radio service as of 31st January. This means that information about emergency situations, weather conditions, general news and entertainment will no longer be available in remote areas where only shortwave has worked. More Info:


National Four Wheel Drive Council Meets Senator Ricky Muir
Date: 2 October 2015 - Friday
4WD Australia recently met at Traralgon, in Eastern Victoria, for its quarterly general meeting, this meeting provided the council with the opportunity to meet with Victorian Senator Ricky Muir. More Info:

Date: 25 June 2015 - Thursday
Officebearers for 2014/15 have been elected by the Council delegates. More Info:

Date: 7 February 2013 - Thursday
A large protest rally about restrictions to access to Stockton Beach was held in the Newcastle suburb of Stockton on Saturday 2nd February. More Info: