Lifeguard at the Margaret River Mouth Beach

Latest Covid-19 Travel Advice

Updated 17 January 2022.

The WA Government has announced that as of 6pm tonight (Monday 17th January), mandatory mask wearing is in place in all indoor public settings for the South West region. This advice includes anyone who has been in the South West since 12th January.

People in the South West are urged to check for potential exposure sites and to follow testing requirements.

MRBTA attractions, visitor centres and central reservations will continue to operate in line with this advice.

For more information and updates, please view the latest media statement.

For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit the WA Governement website.

 

Bushfire Information

Bushfires can occur in Australia in the hotter months (from November – February). Stay up to date ahead of travel with these tips.

Information before you travel:

  • Check the latest bushfire warnings and updates to any areas you plan to travel at the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) – the government department that is responsible for fire and emergency services in Western Australia – via dfes.wa.gov.au and www.emergency.wa.gov.au
  • If you plan to travel or stay near bushland, please be aware of potential risks that may occur during the bushfire season. Refer to the Bushfire Travellers’ Checklist from the DFES.
  • If travelling by road in Western Australia, please visit mainroads.wa.gov.au and click though to road closure information.
  • For travel in the rest of Australia, please visit the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology – provides overall weather updates for all parts of Australia, including the latest fire warnings bom.gov.au.
  • You can also check up-to-date news through: Bushfire Information Hotline – call 1300 362 361

Emergency Services

Local Hospitals with 24 hour Emergency Department

  • For life threatening emergencies dial 000
  • To speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day phone Health Direct 1800 022 222 (free service)
  • Busselton  Health Campus, Mill Road, Busselton  – 9753 6000
  • Augusta District Hospital, Donovan Street, Augusta – 9758 3222
  • Margaret River District Hospital, Farrelly Street, Margaret River – 9757 0400

Fire and Rescue

  • For life threatening emergencies and fire dial 000
  • For State Emergency Service (SES) emergency assistance dial 132 500
  • For Department of Fire and Emergency Service (DFES) emergency information dial 13 3337

Police

  • Dial 000 for life threatening emergencies
  • For your nearest open Police Station dial 131 444
  • Busselton Police Station, 20 Stanley Street, Busselton
  • Dunsborough Police Station, 1 Leslie Pearce Court, Dunsborough
  • Margaret River Police Station, 47 Willmott Avenue, Margaret River
  • Augusta Police Station, Lot 411, Hillview Road, Augusta

Covid-19 Information

WA remains in a State of Emergency due to Covid-19. Travel to the Margaret River Region is subject to WA’s controlled border arrangement, based on public health advice. They are also subject to conditions, including completing a G2G PASS declaration prior to entry. Find out more about WA’s controlled interstate border here.

Businesses in the region are now adopting measures to be able to welcome you back by adapting their operations where possible within the phase 4 guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please contact the business directly or for more information about visiting the region get in touch with a local expert via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911.

Further Information Sources