Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office
The Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office is a joint Australian Government—South Australian Government office established to administer non-Defence use of the Woomera Prohibited Area.
The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) is a globally unique military testing range covering nearly 124,000 square kilometres in north-west South Australia.
The WPA is an important Defence capability and testing and evaluation asset that plays a significant role in Australia’s national security.
The WPA is also highly prospective and the South Australian Government estimates that more than $35 billion in developments could be possible over the next decade.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the WPA Coordination Office.
- Implications of 2014 legislative changes for new and existing users
- New legislation came into effect 9 August 2014. Learn more about the changes.
- The Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014 was passed by Parliament on 16 July 2014. Defence will shortly write to WPA stakeholders outlining the key changes to access arrangements following the introduction of the new legislation. Email the Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office if you want to be kept informed.