Tip & Hints

SAFETY FLAG REQUIREMENT

All vehicles must be fitted with a Safety Flag as detailed below when travelling in the Simpson Desert Conservation Park or Simpson Desert Regional Reserve.

Flag: Minimum 300mm wide by 290mm high. Made of Fluorescent materials, Red-Orange or Lime-Yellow in colour.

Vehicles: With Front Bullbar – Flag pole attached to the bullbar with the top of the flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground. Without Front Bullbar – Flag pole attached via bracket at the front of the vehicle with the top of the flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground; alternatively Flag pole attached to the front of the roof rack with the top of the flag a minimum 2 metres from the roof of vehicle.

Motorbikes: Safety flag currently exempt however headlights must be kept on at all times during travel (as at March 2014).

CFA – CANĀ I, CAN’T I

The CFA have produced a Facts Sheet to help everyone understand when you can use a BBQ or light a camp fire during summer. Click this link – Can I, Can’t I

TRACK CLASSIFICATION

A trip classification scale has been developed to assist trip leaders and trip participants. For further info click this link – Track Classification

TRIP COSTS CALCULATOR

This calculator will help you to work out your budget for your trips. Instructions are included in the body of the calculator. Click this link – Trip Costs Calculator

TRIP EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

This checklist will help you keep track of everything you need to take on your trip, where you can find each item, who is responsible for getting each item and what you have to buy. Click this link – Trip Equipment Checklist

80 CHANNEL UHF INFORMATION

This will give you all the information for the various UHF Channels. The information for the first 40 Channels is the same if you have a 40 Channel radio.
Click this link – 80 Channel UHF Information

This link will give you some information on how to reprogram some late model 40 Channel units to 80 channels. Marcus has used it and it worked for his unit.
Click this link – Radio Channel Conversions

SNAKE AWARENESS

This article about Snake Awareness gives you information on how to reduce risks and what to do to deal with a snake bite. Clink this link – Snake Awarness

TICKS

Ticks can be an issue in various parts of Australia. This article will give you valuable information in how to reduce the risks of them and how to deal with them.
Click this link – Ticks

VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS

New guidelines have been issued by Vicroads in relation to vehicle modifications. To view these guidelines and the National Code of Practice for Light Vehicles (Tyres, Suspension, Steering) click below.
Click this link – Vicroads Guidelines, National Code of Practice