Permits are required and fees apply. The Canning Stock Route
website now contains all details including the option of making an online application and payment. CanningStock Route.net.au
The contact number is 08 9425 2099 (use +61 8 9425 2099 for international dialing). Alternatively, you may send email to email@example.com
The Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council also continues to issue travel permits for the CSR for the section between Wells 16 - 39 on behalf of the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (WDALC). See the ANFWDC website
for more details.
It should also be noted that the Ngurrara people have been granted Exclusive Possession Native Title over an area that includes the Canning Stock Route
between Well 40 to Well 50.
The Calvert Ranges and the Carnarvon
Ranges is currently unavailable (ie. no permit is available, no access is permitted).
Access to the Canning from the east:
To access the Canning Stock Route
from the east, via the communities of Balgo and/or Mulan
, please see the “Balgo, Mulan
and Billiluna” information above near the beginning of this article. Balgo, Mulan
and Billiluna communities are part of the Kimberley
Fuel and Supplies:
Travellers on the Canning Stock Route
should note fuel is reliably available at Kunawarritji
Community near Well 33, which is approximately mid-way and should service the needs of most travellers. Both diesel and unleaded fuel is available from bowsers.
Prior to the community servicing the CSR tourists, fuel was only available to those that had pre-arranged/pre-paid Capricorn Roadhouse
) for a fuel dump, but this service is no longer required. We have been advised that for the 2016 season that Capricorn Roadhouse
is once again offering fuel dump services
to those that require this. Contact Outback Fuel Distributors (08) 9175 1535.Kunawarritji
opening hours are: Monday to Friday: 8.00 am to 12 noon then 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Saturday is 8.00 am to 12 noon. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. (An “Out of Hours” opening service is available for a fee). Kunawarritji
also offers a reasonably well stocked shop
(same hours as the fuel). Unique souvenirs, clothing and art work is also available. Internet access is also available at a reasonable charge. They were also previously offering some limited “donga” accommodation and camping at the Community with showers, toilets and a laundry, but it would be worth checking with them as to whether or not the camping, accommodation and/or laundry and shower facilities are still available.Kunawarritji
can be contacted on (08) 9176 9040 or fax on (08) 9176 9080. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Camping is also available at Well 33 itself.
Fuel and supplies are also available at Billiluna. Fuel however, is only available at Billiluna via “fuel cards” which can only be purchased from the Community Store in values of $10, $20, $30, $50 and $90. The Community Store at Billiluna is open Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and 2.00 pm till 4.00 pm, and on Saturday from 8.30 am to 10.30 am. The Store is closed Saturday afternoon and Sundays. The Mindibungu Aboriginal Corporation at Billiluna can be contacted on phone (08) 9168 8988 or fax (08) 9168 8983.
Parngurr Community (Cotton Creek) also usually has diesel available from a gauged, gravity fed tank, but you MUST telephone the Community Coordinator at least two weeks ahead to order fuel. ULP in 200 litre drums can also be bought in for you on special order; any such arrangements should be made well in advance. Their opening hours are very short and usually limited to Monday to Friday. If you need any supplies, they also have a reasonably stocked small supermarket, so when you ring you could also check whether you can get access to the shop
. Well made souvenirs and some good artwork are also available. Parngurr is located in the south eastern corner of Rudall River
National Park. The turn off onto the 21 kilometre track to Parngurr is located 61 kilometres east of Georgia Bore
(near Well 22) on the Talawana Track. They can be contacted on (08) 9176 9009. Fax is (08) 9176 9964. Their email address is email@example.com
Showers and toilets are also available at their Visitor Centre for a fee, and inquiries can also be made about camping opportunities. There is a quite reasonable camping area with a bore
and windmill adjacent to the turnoff to the Community.