South Australian Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs operating as Four Wheel Drive South AustraliaSouth Australian Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, new logo

Established by like minded clubs to represent the interests of recreational four wheel drivers in SA

Postal Address: PO Box 178, ENFIELD PLAZA, South Australia 5058.
Meeting rooms: the Sporting Car Club rooms, 51 King William Rd, Unley SA 5061.

Training locations will be decided as suits the event.


Committee contacts

4WDSA Delegate Info Calendar

Morgan Bookings

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Booking form and availability calendar

4WDSA Minutes

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Minutes of 4WDSA Delegate meetings.

Pastoral Act Changes

The SA Government is proposing a brand new Pastoral Act which will determine how the State’s rangelands (some 40% of the land mass of the state) can be managed and commercially developed in future. 

The proposed Act is a significant departure from the original Act and will have broad reaching implications. 

To explore the issues, the Royal Geographic Society of SA (RGSSA and Rural Media and Communicators SA/NT (RMC) are collaborating to hold a public forum to promote informed discussion. 

This public forum will be held from 5.30 to 7.30pm on Friday February 26th in the Allan Scott Auditorium at the Hawke Centre, UniSA’s City West Campus - see the attached flyer for further details.

Participation is free of charge, but you must book here to attend:

The purpose is to allow constructive conversation and to include representatives of key interest groups. A panel of representatives from Government, Livestock SA, the Conservation, Indigenous, Tourism and 4WD interest groups will discuss the issues and take questions from the audience. Primary Industries Minister David Basham has carriage of the new Act and has been invited to be a key participant of the panel. 

All of these interest groups approach the proposed Act from different perspectives and have strong interest in speaking to the future of land management and public access in the pastoral zone of the State.  

RMC and RGSSA take no position on the proposed Act but are pleased to collaborate to provide a platform for informed discussion of matters of importance to their members and the broader community.  

If you have an interest in Public Access routes, please show you support ant attend this important forum. Please tell other members of your club.


Greg Chase 

President 4WDSA


2020 Affiliation Fees Are Due

Note that for this year, the period of insurance commences at 4pm on 30 June 2020 and finishes on 30 June 2021.  Thus it is important that clubs complete and return affiliation fees and information in a timely manner.

Clubs have been mailed out in May/June the 2020-2021 Affiliation Fees Form to return their information. Details for payment by Electronic Funds Transfer or cheque are included on the form. The provided document also contains details of the fees and how they have been determined.

List of affiliated clubs

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4WDSA affiliated clubs, their contact, website and meeting details.


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The Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council (Four Wheel Drive Australia) in association with

AON, provide Public Public laibility and professional indemnity to officers and members of affiliated state associations and their affiliated clubs;


Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers, provide the insurance facility that offers a complete insurance package for all owners of four wheel drive vehicles with the advantage of club member discounts for members of affiliated clubs.


Keeping In Touch

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4WDSA has a number of channels for keeping members of affiliated clubs informed, but none of these are as direct as an email from us to you. 

You should subscribe to receive regular and urgent news by email. More details are on the Subscription page.

Recent information releases from Four Wheel Drive SA

Articles are no longer displayed when they refer to old events or out of date material. A zip file of older articles is located on the Document Library page.

KIT 50 Ngarkat 202103 Working Bee (686.7KB)

KIT 39 Light Bars and Driving lights on your roof (1.9MB)

The rules regarding the fitment of LED light bars and other driving lights have been updated.

KIT 38 Tire Sizes (53.2KB)

Outcome of 4WDSA's Tyre Size Working Group to achieve greater commonality with the other states regarding the fitment of larger tires.

KIT 24 Instruction for Morgan Quarry Key access (79.7KB)

FAQ for picking up the key for Morgan Quarry Access

KIT 23 Recognition of 4WDSA Volunteer Work for DEWNR - Updated (18.5KB)

FAQs for 4WDSA Volunteer work for DEWNR (as at 19 MAY 2014)

KIT 18 - 24 January 2014 (30.5KB)

At the Annual Dept of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) – Four Wheel Drive SA (4WDSA) Forum last month DEWNR announced a significant concession . . . agreeing to extend its existing Friends of Parks Volunteer National Park Pass Benefit Sch

KIT 13 - 08 Jan 2014 (37.5KB)


KIT 09 - Clubs Volunteer Report Form V3 Oct 2018 (91KB)

Use this form to report Club volunteer hours, and other information, to FWDSA. The details are collated by the NRAU and reported to the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).


No additional information.

Documents and forms

Please refer to the Document Library on its own page.

General 4WD News

Sacred Canyon - in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

NPWS advise that "Visitor access to Sacred Canyon in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is changing. From 1 April 2020, visitor access to Sacred Canyon will only be allowed through commercial tour operators that are approved to provide Adnyamathanha guided tours. Adnyamathanha guides will also running tours to Sacred Canyon which can be booked through Wilpena Pound Resort."

4WDSA Club Support Unit created

Following a review of the Driver Training Unit (DTU), it was resolved at the Delegates meeting in September 2019, for 4WDSA to form a Club Support Unit (CSU) in place of the DTU, with a remit that goes beyond just Driver Training.  Please see our new Club Support Unit page for details.

Vehicle Recovery Straps - Federal Safety Standards

These have been legislated as the "Consumer Goods (Motor Vehicle Recovery Straps) Safety Standard 2017".

North Kimberley (Mitchell Plateau/Falls)

The Uunguu Visitor Pass (UVP) is implemented for independent visitors to Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau).


Mount Remarkable NP or Innes NP - booking system for camp sites

Camp sites must now be booked prior to arrival at


Simpson - Sand Flags

Three 4WDs with sand flagsA reminder that mandatory vehicle flags apply in the Simpson Desert.   Read details here... 4WDSA KIT 15.doc

Fees for Ngarkat Conservation Park

A reminder that a park entrance fee and a camping fee now apply to the 270,000-hectare Ngarkat Conservation Park in the state’s southern Mallee. Please check the current fees at the National Parks SA website.


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