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Safe Driving in Australia

Road tripping through Australia is a great way to experience our country's vast landscapes and iconic landmarks. To ensure you have a relaxing and safe adventure, here are some basic Australian road rules you must follow at all times.

  • In Australia we drive on the left hand side of the road
  • All passengers and drivers are required to wear a seatbelt whilst in the vehicle
  • The driver must have their licence with them at all times
  • Be aware of the speed limit signs and ensure to be extra cautious when driving through rain or fog, or on winding roads
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited. For drivers on their open license the legal blood alcohol level is 0.05. Provisional drivers are not permitted any alcohol before driving.
  • Traffic on roundabouts must travel in a clockwise direction. When entering a roundabout, you must give right of way to vehicles already on the roundabout.

Australia is a large country with lots to see and do, so we highly recommend that you thoroughly research your route before taking off on your road trip.Take your time and travel at a leisurely pace, ensuring to stop every 2 hours to avoid driver fatigue. Aim to cover a maximum of 250 kilometres per day and avoid travelling along Australian Outback roads before dawn and after dusk – this is when native animals are most active and become serious road hazards.

To ensure the safety of our guests and other road users, we ask that all guests watch the safe driving video for their relevant RV type prior to commencing their road trip with us. The videos can also be viewed on our ApolloConnect app, which is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.





2WD Safety Video



4WD Safety Video

 

*Please note you will be charged for any traffic infringement, speeding or parking fines or road toll fines that you incur.

Travel Restrictions

To ensure your safety, Apollo has some travel restrictions for certain vehicles. Two Wheel Drive vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 12KMs metres long to recognised campgrounds.

Four Wheel Drive vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed tracks but may only travel to the following remote areas with the express written permission of Apollo: Any Islands (excluding Tasmania), Simpson Desert, Gunbarrel Highway, Cape York (North of Daintree River), Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Warburton Road, Strzelecki Track, Cape Leveque, Bungle Bungles and any other remote area. No vehicle is permitted on the last 2 kilometres of the Lennard River Gorge Road , the Canning Stock-route, The Lost City in Litchfield Park and the Telegraph Road section of the road to Cape York. 

Refer to section A special advice 4WD customers and not permitted locations.

Restriction Maps
Western Australia - Kimberley Region
Northern Territory - Top End Region

Breakdown & Accident Assistance

All Apollo vehicles are serviced and maintained to the highest industry standard. In the event you run into mechanical difficulties on your holiday, Apollo offers 24hour roadside assistance for your peace of mind.

If you require assistance in Australia, please call Apollo Assist on 1300 798 212 or 07 3265 9285 and we will help to get you back on the road as soon as possible. For assistance in New Zealand, please call 0800 234 567 or 09 912 9621.

 Featured Australian Touring Routes

Have an adventure with an Apollo Campervan or Motorhome today! With our great variety of Featured Australian Touring Routes. You are sure to find the perfect route for your next Australian Holiday.

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