The City has 32 kilometres of coastline featuring pristine beaches, foreshores and dunes. We are committed to making our beaches safe and enjoyable for residents and visitors. We also have a responsibility to protect these environmentally sensitive places for future generations. That is why the City does not permit off-road vehicles including four-wheel-drives, trail bikes and quad bikes in these areas.
Our rangers regularly patrol the coast and can fine people $500 for illegally driving on beaches and other City reserves.
Frequently asked questions
The City’s ocean coastline is an extraordinary natural asset. Off-road driving may be fun but it can cause considerable damage to the environment by disturbing vegetation and wildlife. Off-road vehicles are also dangerous to other beachgoers.
Our rangers can fine people who drive on beaches and other City reserves $500.
The City’s Rangers will always try to educate drivers first and will only fine people as a last resort. The City fines people to deter them from driving in environmentally sensitive areas, and to protect other beachgoers, not to raise funds.
You can find information about off-road driving on the websites below. Joining a local four-wheel-drive club is also a great way to explore new locations.
- Shire of Gingin - Off-road vehicle information.
- Parks and Wildlife Service - Parks with four-wheel driving.
- Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - Off-road vehicles.
- Trails WA website
- Four Wheel Drive Western Australia website
- Western 4WDRIVER magazine website
Yes, if you have permission from the land owner. If you do not have permission, you risk being charged with trespassing.
The Department of Transport can provide you with the most up-to-date information about whether your vehicle should be licenced or registered.
The control of off-road vehicles falls under:
- Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas) Act 1978
- City of Wanneroo Parking Local Law 2015
- Local Government Property Local Law 2015
- Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas) Regulations 1979