Plan your long weekend

Traffic is always busier over long weekend, so no matter if you’re heading north, south, east or west, allow plenty of extra travel time and be patient.

Published: 25 March 2021, Updated: 19 April 2021

If you’re one of the many West Australian’s taking advantage of the long weekend, there are a number of things to consider to make your drive a safe one.

Road closures and alerts

Know before you go! Our Travel Map has up to date road closure information to help you plan your trip.

Filter your results in the Alert List by travel date, region and alert type. If you aren’t going to have reception on your drive, print a copy to take in the car. We recommend doing this right before you depart to have the most current information.

Anzac Day events

On Sunday 25 April, a number of events will be hosted around WA as the nation pays respect to the men and women who served and continue to serve our great nation.

A significant number of road and carpark closures will be in place meaning delays may be experienced. If you're attending an event, particularly at Kings Park, we strongly encourage use of public transport. Plan your journey with Transperth.

For a full list of all ANZAC Services in WA, please visit the RSLWA website.

Plan your breaks

Our guide to safe stopping places includes information on where you can safely stop and stretch those legs. It also includes common road rules and tips on sharing the road. Pick one up from any of our offices, or download a copy.

Driving in WA - A guide to safe stopping places - PDF (6.48 MB)

Sharing the road

You might come across vehicles that are bigger than you, animals wandering on roads (particularly at dusk and dawn) and road workers. Learn more about Driving in WA and what else you should be prepared for.

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