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Travel Tips For Australian Driving

Safe Driving In Australia

When driving in Australia, you must always drive on the left hand side of the road, obey all traffic signals and signage, and wear a seatbelt whilst in a vehicle. The driver must have their licence with them at all times when driving. It is recommended that familiarise yourself with the Australian road rules before driving in Australia to ensure you have a safe holiday. Always allow extra time to get to your next destination and be sure to stop every 2 hours to take a break.

Cheapa Campa takes the safety of our guests and the public very seriously. Please watch the safe driving video for your relevant RV type prior to commencing your road trip with us. The videos can also be viewed on our ApolloConnect app, which is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

2WD Safety Video

4WD Safety Video


We recommend you take the Tourist Driving Quiz to ensure your own safety.

* Please note you will be charged for any traffic infringement, speeding or parking fines or road toll fines that you incur.

Travel Restrictions

To ensure your safety, Cheapa has some travel restrictions for certain vehicles.

Two Wheel Drive vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 5 kilometres long to recognised campgrounds.

Four Wheel Drive vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed tracks but may only travel to the following remote areas with the express written permission of Cheapa: Any Islands, Tasmania (unless collecting your vehicle from or dropping it off at our Hobart branch), Simpson Desert, Gunbarrel Highway, Cape York (North of Daintree River), Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Warburton Road, Strzelecki Track, Cape Leveque, Bungle Bungles and any other remote area. No vehicle is permitted on the last 2 kilometres of the Lennard River Gorge Road , the Canning Stock-route, The Lost City in Litchfield Park and the Telegraph Road section of the road to Cape York.

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