Strategic Policy -Woomera Protected Area Coordination Office

Regulator function

  • System of access permits
  • Exclusion of persons for safety and security during the testing of war materiel
  • Permission for certain types of technology use and¬†infrastructure

Legislation

  • Woomera Prohibited Area Rule 2014
  • Defence Force Regulations 1952 (Part VI preserved)
  • Defence Act 1903 (Part VIB)

Regulated community

Persons seeking permission to access to the prohibited area:

  • Resources sector (mining, exploration)
  • Research & environmental purposes
  • Tourism
  • Pastoral operations
  • Aboriginal persons

Portfolio

Defence

Internal to department / external entity

Internal