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

FWDSA Delegate Info Calendar

Morgan Bookings

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Booking form and availability calendar

FWDSA Minutes

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Minutes of FWDSA Delegate meetings.

List of affiliated clubs

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FWDSA affiliated clubs, their contact, website and meeting details.

Club Affiliation Fees for 2021-2022

Note that for this year, the period of insurance commences at 4pm on 30 June 2021 and finishes on 30 June 2022.  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 2021-2022 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.


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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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FWDSA 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Articles are no longer displayed when they refer to old events or out of date material.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 FWDSA'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 FWDSA Volunteer Work for DEWNR - Updated (18.5KB)

FAQs for FWDSA 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 (FWDSA) 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

Public Access Routes recently closed

PAR #8  Pedirka (Hamilton Homestead to the Witjira National Park boundary)

PAR #15  K1 Warburton Crossing (Birdsville Track to the Simpson Desert Regional Reserve)

PAR #16 Walkers Crossing (Birdsville Track to the Innamincka Regional Reserve)

PAR #13 Lake Eyre (Halligan Point - Oodnadatta Track to the Kati Thanda—Lake Eyre National Park)

Refer Goverment Gazette 18.3.2021 p1032 and Gazette 25.3.2021 p1064

March 2021

Pastoral Act review

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.

For the latest details visit the review page here at

Sacred Canyon - in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Visitor access to Sacred Canyon in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park changed from 1 April 2020 - visitor access 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.

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... FWDSA 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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