• 4WD area in Litchfield National Park

  • Morning Tea on the track

  • Early Morning

Four Wheel Drive Australia 

Four Wheel Drive Australia would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!



To be the national body representing the 4WD Community 

Mission Statement

4WD Australia represents and supports the Australian 4WDing community by providing advice to Government, policy makers and industry.  We encourage safe, family friendly and sustainable 4WDing in the broader community. We promote the Four Wheel Drive code of ethics to respect environmental, historical and cultural values when exploring our diverse country.

Who are our partners and stakeholders?

What does 4WD Australia provide to the State and territory Associations ?


Formed in 1978 as the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council, Four Wheel Drive Australia is the peak body representing the state and territory four wheel drive associations at the national level.

Basis of our activities

FWDA activities are based on the premise that recreational four wheel driving is a legitimate activity and people have the right to own and use their vehicle for legitimate lifestyle and family activities. This premise is supported by policies that are based on factual evidence.

FWDA acts as your voice to keep 4WD tracks open so that we can continue enjoying four wheeling in the great outdoors. Through our united efforts, the opinions and beliefs of four wheel drive enthusiasts are heard by land management agencies and by our elected officials. The more of us who care enough to join us, the stronger our voice becomes.


You are invited to become a member of your local four wheel drive club and then by affiliation, your state and national four wheel drive associations. Your membership provides you with priceless benefits of friendship and camaraderie. It helps protect your rights for driving off the bitumen.

Did you know that?

There are over 300 affiliated clubs in Australia. We encourage you to become a member of your local four wheel drive club and have your say through our state and national four wheel drive associations. To find out more, simply use our LINKS dropdown to contact your nearest association who will help you find a club near your location. Our member associations provide you with the opportunity to develop a whole range of bush, touring and camping skills.

Your local club will see you through basic and advanced four wheel drive and recovery skills - as far as you wish to go with regular training and skills development days.

Clubs take on projects which assist land managers to keep our parks and other public lands open for the enjoyment of the public.

Clubs lend a valuable hand to country folk in difficult circumstances, whether it be through fire, drought or flood.

Club trips are planned tours to all accessible parts of the country, be they day, weekend or several weeks duration.Club members can get Australia wide on and off road insurance coverage for their vehicles and equipment at discount rates.You can join a club for less than the cost of a tank of fuel.

So you've purchased a four wheel drive or all wheel drive.

Or if you just want to socialise and enjoy your chosen pastime with like minded persons, having fun camping and socialising, then join a club. These are some of the great reasons to join a 4WD Club so, even if you are only just a little bit curious, contact a club or your state or territory association and go along for a look.


Four Wheel Drive Australia

ABN: 40 672 552 892






Celebration of 4WDing at Birdwood
Date: 19 May 2019 - Sunday
Planning for the Celebration of 4 Wheel Driving at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood is progressing well More Info:

Date: 8 May 2019 - Wednesday
"Time To Align" Campaign Achieves Majority Pre-Election Commitment Support Leading Into 2019 Federal Election More Info:


Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish & Boat Show - Hunter Valley
Date: 24 May 2019 - Friday
The Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD and Boat Show More Info:

Date: 21 May 2019 - Tuesday
Todd River flows through Alice Springs on Sunday 19/05/2019. More Info:

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