Roadworks and Road Conditions

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Our Travel Map provides incident, roadwork, event and traffic camera information to assist you in planning your journey.

  • Be aware of fauna and wandering stock on and near all roads i​n the Kimberley Region. Drive with caution particularly in the hours between dusk and dawn.
  • Prescribed burning in progress from April through to September, if drift smoke approaches the road drive with caution; lights on and beware of wildlife.
  • Drive through mentioned areas below with caution and obey traffic management in place.
  • All road works are carried out during daylight hours unless mentioned otherwise.
Baiting Notice

1080 baiting is part of an integrated pest management program to protect livestock from death and injury within WA.

The poison baits remain toxic for many months, and are used by pastoralists throughout our state. Signage may not be in the immediate vicinity and can be weather damaged, removed or destroyed.

Please ensure you take caution when stopping along the roadside, rest areas and parking bays and protect your domestic pets from poison baits by keeping them on a lead, close to you and under control at all times.

If poisoning occurs, please seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Driving the Gibb River Road and other roads in the Kimberley

Planned works and events

​LocationEstimated timeframe​Effect​

​Gubinge Road ​ ​

Road Reserve

​28 August 2017 - 1 February 2018

Water Corporation pipe works being laid in road reserve

  • Traffic Management in place

​Gibb River Road

High Clearance 4WDs recommended on all unsealed roads

Gibb River Station to Russ Creek

​26 September - 30 October

​Drainage works

  • Mobile works
  • Speed reduced 

28 km from Derby for approximately 30 km

​26 June - 14 November

Road re-construction - Side Track

  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 10 minutes may be experienced

​Great Northern Highway ​ ​

​From Halls Creek to Warmun​17 - 27 October

​Bridge Maintenance

  • Temporary bridge lane closures under stop slow traffic management or temporary traffic signals
  • Delays of up to 15 minutes maybe experienced


From Mary Pool Rest Area (112km south west of Halls Creek) for 270km to Big McPhee Creek​5 - 21 October

​Road Surface Improvements

  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 15 minutes may be experienced

​Victoria Highway ​ ​

​ANZAC Hill and Ivanhoe Road

​22 September - 30 October

​Widening Shoulder Works

  • Speed limit reduced to 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 5 minutes may be experienced

Kununurra Diversion Dam

​September 2016 - September 2017

Height Restrictions

  • Water Corporation has increased the height restriction on the Kununurra Diversion Dam
  • Please visit our HVS Updates page for heavy vehicle information

​Various locations

Great Northern Highway, Broome Highway / Gubinge Road, Derby Highway, Victoria Highway and Gibb River Road.


Short term - Road Maintenance

  • No traffic control required and no delays to be expected


Local Road Information

Main Roads is responsible for the main road network within Western Australia. Local roads are managed by local government authorities; for information on roadwork's and events affecting local roads, please contact the relevant local government authority:

Local Government Authority​Contact

 Shire of Broome

T: (08) 9191 3456

F: (08) 9191 3455

​Shire of Derby West Kimberley

​T: (08) 9191 0999

F: (08) 9191 0998


Shire of Halls Creek

​T: (08) 9168 6007

F: (08) 9168 6235


Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

T: (08) 9168 4100

F: (08) 9168 1798


Northern Territory Department of Construction and Infrastructure - road reporting service  

​T: 1800 246 199
Modified: 17 Oct 2017