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Over the last few days we have had a broad and heavy rain band sweep over central outback SA and into NSW and a lot of outback roads have been cut. Here is a summary of current conditions;


  • Flinders and Gammon Ranges: Most roads are open with caution, Parachilna to Balcanoona open to 4WD (under 3 tonnes).

  • Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy, Marla, Mt Dare: Marree to Oodnadatta and Coober Pedy – closed. Oodnadatta to Marla and Mt Dare – open with caution.

  • Strzelecki Track, Birdsville Track: Strzelecki Track from Lyndhurst to Merty Merty – closed. Merty Merty to Innamincka, Camerons Corner and north – open. Arcaroola to Mount Hopeless – closed. Marree to Muloorina – closed. Birdsville Track Marree to Mungerannie – closed. Mungerannie to Birdsville – open with caution.

  • Gawler Ranges Kingoonya area:
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    All roads open.

Keep up to date at the SA Transport Department web page – 


  • Central Darling Shire: Wilcannia, Tilpa, Louth both sides of Darling River – closed. Wilcannia to Wanaaring – closed. Menindee to Wilcannia (West side) – closed. Tilpa to Tongo – closed. Updates at this link

  • Bourke Shire: Bourke to Louth, Bourke to Wanaaring, Bourke to Hungerford, Louth to Cobar – all closed. Numerous rural roads closed. Road conditions

  • Cobar Shire:
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    Nymagee to Condobolin (Balowra Road), Darling River East (Curranyalpa Road), Nymagee to Hermidale (Whitbarrow Way), Cobar to Louth (Mulya Road), Cobar to Belarabon (The Wool Track), Nymagee to Gilgunnia – all open to light traffic only. Roads update

  • Wentworth Shire: Pooncarie to Menindee – open with caution. Road Closures

  • NSW Unincorporated: Packsaddle to Tibooburra (Silver City Hwy) – open to 4WD. Tibooburra to Warri Gate – closed. Tibooburra, Borruna Downs, Wanaaring (The Cut Line) – closed.


  1. Alex McGregor Alex McGregor
    June 16, 2015    

    SA Roads UPDATE 16June 2015. Another rain band has passed through and consequently the following closures.
    Lake Eyre Access:
    Halligan Bay and Level Post Bay Tracks – Closed.
    Innamincka Region:
    Coongie Track – Closed.
    Walkers Crossing Track – Closed.
    15 Mile Track and Access to Cooper Creek – Closed.
    Cullyamurra Waterhole – Closed.
    Burke’s Grave – Closed.
    Old Strzelecki Track (on Innamincka Regional Reserve only) – Closed.
    Bore Track North – Closed.
    Witjira and Simpson Desert:
    Pedirka Public Access Route – Closed
    Witjira National Park – Open to 4WD with caution via Kulgera/Finke/Mt Dare
    Simpson Desert – Open to 4WD.
    Warburton Crossing – Open to 4WD

  2. June 22, 2015    

    June 22,2015 Update. You can now access Lake Eyre via Level Post Bay and Halligan Bay tracks 4WD with caution. Innamincka district tracks remain closed.

  3. June 30, 2015    

    30June, 2015. Update to Innamincka area roads;
    15 Mile Track and Access to Cooper Creek – Policeman’s Open. .
    Cullyamurra Waterhole – Open.
    Burke’s Grave – Open.
    All other sites closed due to recent rain.

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