Can I access the WPA?

Pastoral lease holders in the WPA may be given permission to access the area under Defence Force Regulations 1952.

Pastoral lease holders have obligations to:

  • hold permission under the Defence Force Regulations 1952
  • record details of visitors 
  • seek permission to operate certain equipment
  • advise Defence of any incidents for the purposes of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • notify Defence of an intention to sell or transfer a pastoral lease
  • discuss evacuation and any anticipated compensation claims with Defence.

Pastoral lease holders may also have obligation under state legislation.

Please contact the WPA Coordination Office if you intend to acquire a pastoral lease:

call 1300 727 420, or email