Off-road Vehicles

Due to a high residential population and dust and noise factors, off-road vehicles are not permitted within the City’s boundaries. However, they may be ridden on private land with consent from the owner.

Off-road vehicles, although fun, can potentially be dangerous and cause damage to both environmentally sensitive areas including beaches, sand dunes, and rivers; and endanger wildlife, native vegetation and people.

The City does not permit any off-road vehicles in all parks, reserves, or beaches unless permitted by signage.

If you see an off-road vehicle being used in non-permitted areas, phone City Rangers on (08) 9956 6600 and they will investigate the situation. If you see an off-road vehicle in the street, phone the Police on (08) 9923 4555.

Fines apply for off-road vehicle misuse.

Prohibited Off-road Riding Locations

The land outlined in red below is owned and managed by the City. These areas are strictly prohibited to all licenced and unlicensed vehicles.

Chapman River – these areas are for walking, mountain biking and horse riding only. Areas marked in red indicate the areas that are strictly prohibited to all vehicles.

Greenough River – unless indicated by a sign, all vehicles are prohibited. Areas marked in red indicate the areas that are strictly prohibited to all vehicles.

Greenough River Off-road vehicle boundaries

Other prohibited areas include all beaches and foreshore dune areas (unless permitted by a sign), public reserves, parks and town site areas. Off-road vehicles can be ridden on private land with consent from the owner.

Off-road vehicles

Off-road vehicles include the following:

  • Quad bikes
  • Dune buggies
  • Three wheeled motorbikes
  • Two wheeled motorbikes/trail bikes
  • Any other vehicle

Misuse of these vehicles can lead to infringement notices and impoundments may occur.

Fines

Both licenced and unlicensed vehicles ridden on public property can attract a fine of $250.00 and possible impoundment. Licensed vehicles can only go on public property if there is a sign allowing it. If in doubt, contact City Rangers.