Rest Areas

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Fatigue is a silent killer on Western Australian roads. Planning ahead is crucial to managing fatigue on long road trips. We want you to enjoy your journey but more importantly we want you to stay safe.

What is a rest area?

A Rest Area is a type of roadside stopping place which provides additional facilities that may not be available at short term parking spots or information bays.

We encourage drivers to stop and rest at any roadside stopping places provided by us and other government agencies who are committed to reducing fatigue related incidents.


A Guide to Main Roads Rest Areas and Roadside Amenities 

This guide lists the rest areas and amenities we provide on 17 major routes to enable you to manage fatigue whilst travelling. Maps in the guide are not to scale and should only be used as a supplement to other sources of route information.


Rest Stops to honour servicemen

The service and sacrifice of Western Australia's Victoria Cross and George Cross recipients will be remembered in perpetuity with each recipient being commemorated at highway rest stops south of Perth. The plaques will be installed from April 25 to November 11. The plaques will be installed at rest stops in chronological order, starting with the South Western Highway.



Printed copies of the full brochure are available by submitting an online form or visiting one of our regional offices during your travels.

We would appreciate any feedback regarding our rest areas/amenities via the above contacts or through our online feedback form.



The maps contained within this Rest Area Guide provide approximate times and distances for journeys and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. It is recommended that users exercise their own skill, judgement and care with respect to their travel plans. Main Roads, its employees and agents accept no legal liability whatsoever arising from or in connection with the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of the material.


Coffee Stop and Driver Reviver Program

If you are travelling across the state, be sure to take a break every two hours to help avoid fatigue. Why not stop at one of the many Driver Reviver stations where volunteers donate their time to help people stop, revive, survive and reach their destinations safely?

Visit the Roadwise website for further information on Coffee Stop and Driver Reviver Program .



Modified: 10 Apr 2018