Off-road driving demands different techniques to road driving, and every surface has its own particular characteristics. All vehicles should be in first-class mechanical condition and carry equipment appropriate to the trip. It may be worth considering one of the training programs for touring off-roaders that Four Wheel Drive Victoria offer to ensure you are properly prepared.
You can also visit the Hints and Tips page provided on this site to help you stay safe on your 4WD Adventure.
- Respect the rights of other bush users
- Be prepared for the unexpected
- Carry adequate supplies of fuel, food, water, safety equipment, first aid kit and vehicle recovery gear.
- Be aware of fire danger before you go
- Have an emergency plan.
- Let someone else know before you go.
- Do not drive in remote areas on your own, always travel with others for safety.
- Leave no trace of your visit, take out what you take in. No bins are provided.
- Extinguish campfires with water until cold to touch.
- Educate yourself about the safety of your recreational activity.