Equipment & Vehicle Checklist

Below are a list of vehicle modifications, safety gear and other accessories that are highly recommended in order to undertake this journey.

Vehicle Modifications & Accessories

  • Frontal Protection Bar (Bullbar)
  • Rated Recovery Points Front & Rear
  • High Ground Clearance (2″ lift would be ideal)
  • Vehicle Mounted 80 Channel UHF Radio (40 Channel also acceptable)
  • 12 Volt Air Compressor
Required Vehicle Spares
  • Fan Belts
  • Radiator Hoses
  • Air Filter
Recommended Vehicle Spares
  • Fuel Filter
  • Spare Front & Rear Shock Absorber
  • 2nd Spare Tyre
Required Recover Gear
  • Long Handled Shovel
  • Rated Snatch Strap & Shackles
Recommended Recovery Gear
  • Traction Boards (MaxTrax)
  • Electric or Hand Winch
Required Safety Gear
  • Full First Aid Kit
  • Approved Sand Flag – See below for requirements
  • EPIRB or Satellite Phone (1 per convoy)
Recommended Safety Gear
  • Satellite Phone or HF Radio
  • Backup Handheld UHF Radio
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 bulbar – flag pole attached to the bulbar, with top of the flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground

Vehicles: Without front bulbar – flag pole attached via bracket at the front of the vehicle, with top of the flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground; alternatively flag pole attached to the front of the roof rack, with top of the flag a minimum 2 metres from the roof of vehicle