Welcome to the Canning Stock Route (CSR) visitor permit system. This system is for people wishing to travel the sections of the CSR between Wells 5-51 for tourism and/or sightseeing purposes only.

For access to the CSR for these sections for any other purpose (e.g. research, mining, exploration, prospecting) or for access to any other areas on surrounding lands (apart from approved access roads) please contact the relevant native title organisations.

Please note that general public access is not readily granted and that government approvals may be required for activities other than tourism. The system has been designed to minimise the administration cost of permits so that a maximum percentage of your permit fee can be committed to looking after the important environmental and cultural values of the land through which the CSR runs. This is achieved through enabling automatic approval of applications that meet criteria for typical sightseeing trips along the CSR.

All travellers on the CSR enter and travel the CSR at their own risk. You should ensure that you are adequately prepared.

Making an application

The system will guide you through your application with the use of help text and will prompt you for any mandatory information before moving to the next page. The system will take you through 3 stages

If you make a mistake or want to change any information in your application, you can do so anytime up until you make payment for the permit. Once you have confirmed the details in your application it is stored in the system and you can retrieve and edit your permit at any time prior to payment.

The help text in the Trip plan section provides a guide to the 'rules' for a typical sightseeing trip. If your trip plan is outside of these 'rules' then your application will need to be manually assessed. This may cause a delay in issuing your permit as your application may need to be referred to the relevant native title organisations for their approval.

There is a text box on the 'confirm' page that allows you to enter information in support of your application that will be considered by CSR staff and/or native title organisations in the event that it requires manual assessment.

Issue of permit

A permit will only be issued once it has been paid for. It is valid for the vehicle, number of persons, period and any conditions indicated on the permit. The standard permit fees for the sections covered by this system are:

* see the Canning Stock Route Information Pack (issued with your permit) for further detail.

On the payment page, you will also be given the option of purchasing a high quality hardcopy of the CSR Information Booklet that can be posted to you anywhere in Australia. The booklet includes important information about the CSR including; preparing for your journey, natural and cultural heritage of the CSR and advice for looking after the CSR. The cost of the booklet is $22.00 (including GST, postage and handling). You can also download a free digital version of the booklet once you have paid for your permit.

Manual application and payments

If desired, you can contact CSR staff to take your application details and process the application and payment over the phone for an additional administration charge of $22.00 (including GST). The contact number is 08 9425 2099 (use +61 8 9425 2099 for international dialling).

For making automated payments, this system uses the PayPal service. You do not require a PayPal account to use this service, just an accepted credit or debit card. If you would prefer an offline payment, you can choose to pay for your permit over the phone using a credit card or through direct funds transfer. Offline payment attracts an administration charge of $11.00 (including GST).

Details for these options are included on the Payment page, including information on additional handling charges. Your permit will serve as a tax receipt, as well as being a permit to travel the CSR. Please make sure that the information that you enter in your application is correct before you proceed to payment as details can only be changed by contacting the system administrator once you have paid for your permit.


Permit fees will only be refunded if you advise us that the trip has had to be cancelled prior to entry to the CSR due to circumstances beyond your control. Applications for refunds can be made through by quoting your 6-character permit code.

A small service charge ($11 including GST) will apply to processing of all refunds.


CSR staff would welcome any feedback on the permit system. We will be undertaking periodic reviews of the system and any feedback received will be considered at this time.

Please direct your feedback to

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