4WD Code of Conduct

4WD Code of Conduct

To help ensure the sustainability of the 4WD lifestyle

Developed by the the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council in the interests of promoting responsible Four-Wheel-Driving, these codes of conduct support the National Recreational Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Policy .

All Codes of Conduct

  1. Obey the laws and regulations for Recreational Vehicles that apply to public lands.
  2. Respect the cultural, heritage and environmental values of public/private land by obeying restrictions that may apply.
  3. Respect our flora and fauna. Stop and look but never disturb.
  4. Keep to formed vehicle tracks.
  5. Keep the environment clean. Carry your own and any other rubbish out.
  6. Keep your vehicle mechanically sound and clean to reduce the environmental impact.
  7. Adopt minimal impact camping and driving practices.
  8. Seek permission before driving on private land.
  9. Do not disturb livestock or watering points, leave gates as found.
  10. Take adequate water, food, fuel, basic spares and a first aid kit on trips. In remote areas travel with another vehicle and have Royal Flying Doctor Service, or equivalent, radio contact.
  11. Enjoy your recreation and respect the rights of others.
  12. Plan ahead and lodge trip details with a responsible person.
  13. Support four-wheel drive touring as a responsible and legitimate family recreational activity. Consider joining an affiliated four-wheel drive Club.

(Produced with the permission of the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council in the interests of promoting responsible Four-Wheel-Drive-Touring)

 

Photo: Telegraph Track by Helga Dalla

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