Safe driving

Driving on country roads

Exploring the Margaret River Region by car or motorbike can be a fascinating and exciting experience. We want you take those may wonderful memories home with you to share with your friends and family. Buckle up, stay safe and enjoy the ride with our top tips. 

Off road vehicles

Off road vehicles can be fun but also dangerous to the public, so the Shire has no facilities for these recreational activities.

If off road vehicles are impacting on you by noise or nuisance you can contact the Rangers either during normal business hours or after hours.

It is important that you provide as much information as possible.  This includes:

  • Time and place; is it a regular pattern or not
  • A description of the vehicle; make, model, colour, registration number
  • Any possible owner / s address or name

Any person found riding or driving any unlicensed vehicle in a public place may have their vehicle impounded under the Off Road Vehicle Act and daily penalties will be incurred.

A state Trail Bike Strategy has been developed to identify the issues surrounding the use of trail bikes in metropolitan and regional areas in WA and to propose recommendations for change that will protect the environment by addressing the needs of trail bike riders, land managers, residents and other stakeholders involved in this issue.  


Road Ribbon for Road Safety Campaign

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River supports the WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA)’s RoadWise 2018 Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, in contributing to road safety in Western Australia.

The campaign will commence on  18 November 2018, coinciding with the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, campaign will run through until 4 January 2019.

The annual Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign is a community-based statewide initiative aligned to Towards Zero, WA’s road safety strategy 2008 – 2020. The campaign urges people to take care on the roads, enables community collaboration and provides everyone with a means to get involved in road safety.

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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