Wandering Stock

The Shire of East Pilbara covers some 371,696 square kilometres with a large proportion held in pastoral leases. Apart from perimeter and paddock fencing, these leases remain unfenced. As a consequence stock are often found on and adjacent to the many roads which pass through them.

Due care needs to be taken when driving through the Shire especially at night. Straying stock and wildlife are often found on roads located throughout the Pilbara, especially along the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road. If an animal appears on the road in front of you, brake firmly in a straight line and sound your horn. Do not swerve and aim to pass behind the animal.