Where to Find Road, Weather and Outback Travel Updates

The outback is bigger than all of us, and she can be awe-inspiring, dangerous, surprising and absolutely bloody spectacular.

Always heed local advice, come prepared and take responsibility for your own safety by making sure you check for outback travel updates.

Here is a useful list of resources to help you check the latest outback road updates, weather events, state border closures and other useful outback travel services.

Emergency or Breakdown Assistance

In the case of a breakdown in the outback, do not leave your vehicle. 

Automobile Association of Australia (AAA) National Emergency Breakdown Service

  • 131111

Where to Check Outback Weather Updates

Where to Check Outback Road Updates

24-hour Road Condition Information Service

  • 1300 361 033

Northern SA Road Conditions (Automated Service)

  • 1300 361 033 

Outback Queensland / Diamantina Shire Road Condition Report (Visitor Information Centre)

  • 1300 794 257

Simpson Desert Conservation Park & Witjira National Parks Desert Parks Information

  • +61 (0)8 8648 5328 

Dept. Environment, Water & Natural Resources, Port Augusta office

  • +61 (0)8 8648 5300 


Outback Road Updates Online - South Australia

Outback Road Updates Online - Queensland


Where to Check State Border Restrictions (Government Updates)

Where to Check Bushfire Updates

To Buy a Parks Pass or Desert Pass

Remember to Always Follow the Aussie Travel Code

  • Come prepared
  • Stay on track
  • Keep it clean
  • Respect the outback


For advice on sustainable, respectful travel in the outback, please read more on the Aussie Travel Code website.