Road Conditions

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley's Road Condition Report provides information on current road status', it is advised road users check for updates prior to travel.

Motorists in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley are advised to take caution when driving on roads and to drive to prevailing conditions.  Road conditions can vary rapidly and a 4WD is recommended on all gravel roads.

After significant rainfall roads can be slippery and unsuitable for travel, the Shire urges all drivers to show caution when crossing any floodwater on roadways and creek crossings, delays can occur due to road conditions and it is recommended travellers pack adequate food, water and spares.

Please also be aware that potholes may form in road pavements during periods of high rainfall.

Towing of trailers or caravans on unsealed roads over the Wet Season is not recommended.

Closed Road Usage Permits 

The Shire (on a case-by-case needs basis) may grant Closed Road Usage Permits to certain individuals or businesses, including (but not limited to) local residents, utility companies (e.g. power, water, communications) and individuals in need of medical attention, essential travel etc.

Applications should be made at least three (3) business days prior to planned travel, for urgent applications please call 08 9168 4100 to advise staff AFTER you have submitted your application (below) and we will endevour to assist you.

Closed Road Usage Permit - Single Vehicle

Closed Road Usage Permit - Multiple Vehicle

Other Roads in the Shire

Some roads in the region are under the jurisdiction of the Main Roads Western Australia.

For comprehensive information on Main Roads’ closures, please go to 

Main Roads Kimberley Road Condition Report


Main Roads WA Travel Map

Travelling to Katherine or Darwin?

For the latest conditions click here.

Temporary Road Closures

Temporary Road closures occur in the Shire and extend only for a short period of time to allow for circumstances such as community events and road works.