Town of Port Hedland

The Town of Port Hedland is 1,660kms north of Perth. It has an area of 11,844sqkms with 575kms of road, of which 71% is unsealed, and a population of 20,000. The Town has a very diverse population and the world’s largest bulk tonnage export port.

Meeting dates

The Hedland RoadWise Group meets first Friday of every month.

Committee membership

  • Town of Port Hedland
  • Industry including Atlas Iron, Kalari, Qube, Dampier Salt, Mammoet, McAleese Resources, Toll Liquids, Goodline, Hedland Operator Training, Process Minerals International, Consolidated Minerals
  • Bloodwood Tree Association
  • Main Roads WA
  • WA Police Force
  • St John Ambulance
  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Community
  • WALGA RoadWise 


  • Encourage safe use of the road network by all road users
  • Improve road safety through education and behaviour change
  • Raise community awareness of road safety issues and initiatives
  • Develop and coordinate local road safety initiatives




Engel Prendergast, Senior Road Safety Consultant

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