Links

Which may be of interest or of use.

 

Fourwheel Driving

Four Wheel Drive South Austalia
www.4wdsa.asn.au
Track Information - how to find out about track status; access to ForestrySA forests; some pay for use tracks in the Flinders
Outback Communication explains the different type of options & equipment and provides links controlling bodies.

 

Road Conditions
·  Travelling on closed roads is hazardous, causes road damage, and can cost a hefty fine.

  1. South Australian Roads
    http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads
  2. Victorian Roads
    http://mobiletraffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/floodalerts
  3. New South Wales Roads
    http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/
  4. Queensland Roads
    http://highload.131940.qld.gov.au/
  5. Northern Territory Roads
    http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/
  6. Western Australia
    http://standards.mainroads.wa.gov.au/NR/mrwa/internet/realtime/TRC/

 

Desert Parks Safety Information and Bulletin - Latest Desert Parks Bulletin


RFDS - Royal Flying Doctor Service www.rfds.org.au
RFDS - Emergency Contacts http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/Emergency-Numbers/.
RFDS - HF Radio Frequencies http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/Communications/HF-and-UHF-Radio-Frequencies/.

 

ANFWDRN - Australian National Four Wheel Drive Radio Network - VKS 737
www.vks737.on.net


Also has links to outback road condition information.

GPS - Joe Mehaffey and Jack Yeazel's GPS Forum
www.gpsinformation.org/forum
Many links related to GPS

 

HF Weather Fax - Decodes weather charts transmitted by the Australian Bureau of Meterology.
Download Weather Fax Software
WXSat for Windows 3.1/95/NT, decodes the weather fax signals transmitted on HF by the Bureau of Meterology. WXSat works with the soundcard input so there is no external hardware required. A cable between the HF receiver and the soundcard input is enough. The program has also a good English documentation. WXSat is FREE for school and private/amateur use and can be downloaded from the above link.

 

St Johns
http://www.stjohn.org.au/
St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all states and territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. St John is Australia's leading provider of first aid training, first aid services at public events and supplier of first aid kits and equipment. St John runs the ambulance services in Western Australia and Northern Territory. St John provides a range of community services and youth development programs.

 

Battery Information - Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ
http://www.batteryfaq.org
Excellent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Lead Acid Batteries.

 

 

Vehicles and email groups

 

Email 4wd discussion groups: For those of you who like a bit of email chat listed below are some of the yahoo email groups that may interest members: These lists are moderated and are usually very friendly and constructive.  They also have facility for displaying photos and other information such as track notes, files, club info  etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4wd_out_of_adelaide   - Adelaide 4wd discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4wd_out_of_melbourne  - Melbourne  4wd discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/90series              - Prado discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/80scool_aus           - Australian 80 series owners discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/80scool               - Worldwide 80 series owners discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD             - Nissan Patrol Discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Toyota_Surf_Australia - Hilux Surf discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/codan_outback_radio   - Codan HF Radio discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OziUsers-L            - Oziexplorer mapping software group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ozi-UsersCE           - Oziexplorer software for handheld PC group

Web Forums

Web forums provide an interactive online discussion about vehicles, modifications and trips. The forums require membership which is usually free

  1. Toyota Land Cruiser Owners Online - All makes and models of Landcruisers and Prados
  2. PradoPoint - Prados
  3. Newhilux.net - Hilux

 

 

Interstate Toyota Clubs

Victoria - www.tlcv.com.au

NSW - www.tlcc.com.au

WA - www.tlccwa.org.au

QLD - www.tlccqld.com.au

NT - www.tlccdarwin.com.au

TAS -

 

 

Environmental

Conservation Council of South Australia
(www.ccsa.asn.au)

 

DEH - Department of Environment and Heritage (National Parks etc)
(www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks)

 

Heritage
(www.environment.gov.au/heritage)

 

Environment Australia - Biodiversity group
(www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/)