Pilbara Region

Regional Profile

The Pilbara Region is situated in the North West of Western Australia. The Pilbara region covers an area of 504,397 sq kms from the coastal reefs to the inland desert ranges. Its population is around 68,489 residents and has a large transient fly in fly out population due to the dominant industries of mining, oil and gas. Recreational fishing, camping and caravaning tourism are popular for those seeking an endless summer between May and September.

The region's roads consist of 1,087kms of sealed and 6,439kms of unsealed or gravel roads.

Due to the extreme temperatures, cyclones and long distances, it is recommended to check the road conditions before you leave, ensure your vehicle is roadworthy for the trip and ensure you have sufficient water supplies as a minimum.

For more information and to download the electronic copy of the Pilbara Road Safety Survival Guide, please complete the download form.

Local Governments


Engel Prendergast - Senior Road Safety Consultant


Main Roads WA - Up to date road information for the Pilbara region

The Main Roads WA Customer Contact Centre provides up-to-date road information for the State's roads including the Pilbara region.

The information line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone 138 138.

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