Just as NRMA championed the value of road trips back in 1920, 100 years later this founding mission assumes new importance.

Our regions are doing it tough. Heavily impacted by drought, bushfires, falling populations, reduced visitation, lack of funding, and now the COVID-19 pandemic, drive tourism can be a vital lifeline for regional communities and businesses.

Supporting regional recovery

Just by staying, eating, drinking and shopping locally, each one of us can give back to communities that have lost so much. As lockdown restrictions around domestic travel ease, make your holiday one that matters.

Plan a road trip, pack the car and share your story using the #roadtripsmatter hashtag on social media or here on mynrma and inspire others to do the same!

Plan a road trip for good

Ready to plan a road trip to support our regional communities? You can use this interactive map from our friends at Alpaca Travel to see which businesses have marked themselves as open for business.


Travel advice

ACT: The ACT borders have never been closed. Canberra residents will be able to visit NSW for a holiday from 1 June 2020.

NSW: From 1 June, you can take a holiday anywhere in NSW for recreation and holiday purposes. There is no limit on the distance state residents may travel.

NT: Anyone arriving in the Northern Territory, including residents, will be required to quarantine for 14 days in accommodation provided by the government, accommodation expenses will be covered by you.

QLD: Queensland's borders are closed. Only residents and people who are exempt will be allowed to enter. From June 12 state residents can holiday up to 250km from home. Outback residents can travel anywhere in the outback for recreation.

SA: Anyone arriving in South Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes residents who have been interstate. State residents can holiday anywhere in the state.

TAS: Anyone arriving in Tasmania, including Tasmanian residents, will be required to quarantine for 14 days in accommodation provided by the government. From June 15, camping, overnight boating and shacks will be allowed for state resident groups of up to 20 people.

VIC: There are no restrictions on leaving or entering Victoria. From 1 June, overnight stays at tourist accommodation, caravan parks and camping grounds without communal facilities, will be permitted.

WA: Western Australia's borders are closed. No one can enter WA unless an exemption has been granted — including WA residents. From Friday 29 May, some regional travel restrictions have been removed for residents.

Be mindful state restrictions are continuously changing. For more information around travel restrictions in Australian states and territories, please visit:

Don't forget: Always practice physical distancing and good hygiene. Public health advice is still in place.

World Health Organisation | Australian Department of Health | NSW Government | Help stop the spread | Stay informed

Why do road trips matter to you?

Could you benefit from road trips to your area or are you planning a road trip for good?


The stories you share with us prove that road trips really matter. We hope they inspire you to take a new one.