Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office
Christmas office closure
The WPA Coordination Office and the Woomera Test Range office will be closed from Wednesday 24 December 2014 as part of the Defence Christmas stand-down. Permits and Approved/Escorted Personnel applications will not be assessed during this time, and routine requests for access will not be processed. Both offices will re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.
During the closure, urgent access enquiries only may be directed to the Woomera Test Range duty officer on (08) 8674 3370.
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.
- Minister for Defence attends ceremony marking the return of Maralinga Tjarutja lands at Woomera, November 2014
- Industry workshop presentation slides, October 2014 (PDF)
- 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.