Harvey, Western Australia
Some club members putting their vehicles through their paces. It's not all about camping and cups of tea.
The iconic Blue Mountains from Govetts Leap lookout
Bridal Vale Waterfall from Govetts Leap Lookout towards Pulpit Rock and the surrounding sandstone mountain ranges.
4WD Tasmania continues to be a major stakeholder in keeping the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area tracks open to vehicle access.
Ngarkat Conservation Park SA
This iconic track on the border of South Australia and Victoria only remains open because of close collaboration between the local park rangers and volunteers from a number of SA 4WD Clubs.
Welcome to Four Wheel Drive Australia
Our 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.
Representation to Government, Industry and stakeholders
Structure, organisation and a united community of 4WDers
Training Resources and support
Vehicle insurance scheme access
Voluntary workers insurance
Public liability insurance for club and community activities ($20M)
Insurance for association directors/officers ($5M)
Maintaining access to remote areas
Providing and promoting the 4WD Code of Ethics
A safe supportive environment for new 4WDers and their families.
A remote area permit system
Media releases on significant issues
Information through regular meetings, communication and social media
Our state & territory associations, clubs & members
All drivers of 4wd & suv’s in Australia
The 4WD aftermarket industry (Aftermarket Accessories Association of Australia – AAAA)
The training Industry – training resources we produce
International 4WD bodies (United Four Wheel Drive Association – UFWDA)
Land owners and managers
Traditional owners (indigenous)
Government at all levels
Groups with like minded interests
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.
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, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link to your state 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.
- Do you know how to drive it?
- How to make the best use of your gears?
- The different techniques needed to be able to drive in sand, mud and difficult terrain, maintaining traction at all times?
- Are you thinking of putting some accessories on your vehicle, such as a winch, driving lights, tyres, suspension modification or whatever. Will your choice be what’s best for your vehicle?
- Are you aware of the responsibilities that come with owning a four wheel drive vehicle?
- Do you know how to drive it in the best interests of the environment and other bush users?
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.