Which may be of interest or of use.


Fourwheel Driving

Four Wheel Drive South Austalia
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
ยทย  Travelling on closed roads is hazardous, causes road damage, and can cost a hefty fine.

  1. South Australian Roads
  2. Victorian Roads
  3. New South Wales Roads
  4. Queensland Roads
  5. Northern Territory Roads
  6. Western Australia


Desert Parks Safety Information and Bulletin - Latest Desert Parks Bulletin

RFDS - Royal Flying Doctor Service
RFDS - Emergency Contacts
RFDS - HF Radio Frequencies


ANFWDRN - Australian National Four Wheel Drive Radio Network - VKS 737

Also has links to outback road condition information.

GPS - Joe Mehaffey and Jack Yeazel's GPS 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
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
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.
  1. Adelaide 4wd discussion group
  2. Melbourne 4wd discussion group
  3. Prado discussion group
  4. Australian 80 series owners discussion group
  5. Worldwide 80 series owners discussion group
  6. Nissan Patrol Discussion group
  7. Hilux Surf discussion group
  8. Codan HF Radio discussion group
  9. Oziexplorer mapping software group
  10. 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. - Hilux



Interstate Toyota Clubs

Victoria -


WA -


NT -





Conservation Council of South Australia


DEH - Department of Environment and Heritage (National Parks etc)




Environment Australia - Biodiversity group