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 .
4WD Code of Conduct
To help ensure the sustainability of the 4WD lifestyle
- Obey the laws and regulations for Recreational Vehicles that apply to public lands.
- Respect the cultural, heritage and environmental values of public/private land by obeying restrictions that may apply.
- Respect our flora and fauna. Stop and look but never disturb.
- Keep to formed vehicle tracks.
- Keep the environment clean. Carry your own and any other rubbish out.
- Keep your vehicle mechanically sound and clean to reduce the environmental impact.
- Adopt minimal impact camping and driving practices.
- Seek permission before driving on private land.
- Do not disturb livestock or watering points, leave gates as found.
- 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.
- Enjoy your recreation and respect the rights of others.
- Plan ahead and lodge trip details with a responsible person.
- 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