Links to a range of resources for anyone involved with the planning, construction, management and maintenance of trails.


Along with significant planning undertaken to guide trail construction and management, over $50M is being invested to create and improve sustainable walk, cycle and paddle trails across Western Australia. 

Keep abreast of current trail projects here.



The Trail Friendly Business Program is an initiative of Trails WA to make businesses that offer trail-specific products and services easily identifiable. The program is designed to direct trail users to businesses that offer a warm welcome, provide local information and allows them to restock, refresh and re-energise.

The Trail Friendly Business program is a mutually beneficial relationship for businesses and trail users across Western Australia - by combining WA’s exceptional trails with high-quality trail friendly businesses, trail users will have a superior trails experience and businesses will be able to reach their target customers more easily.

Identifying as a trail friendly business gives you priority listings and communication opportunities through Trails WA and offers more opportunities for positive reviews, social media endorsements and word of mouth across the trails community.

To find out more about the Trail Friendly Business Program, click here.

To register your business now, complete the online form here.



You will find information regarding trail management and resources for volunteers on the Trailtalk website.
Go to the 'Groups' page and look for 'Trail Management & Volunteer Resources'.  It is free to join. 

Information includes:

  • Trail classification guidelines
  • Guidelines for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of trails
  • Online trail design and maintenance programme
  • Trail maintenance resources
  • Strategic plans for trail development in WA
  • Trail funding 

and more...



There is much work being undertaken throughout WA to foster the growth of trail tourism. Trails WA has worked with both the departments of Sport & Recreation and Parks & Wildlife to develop an accreditation program designed to help regional communities become world class trail destinations. 

Based on international best practice, the Trail Town Accreditation process focuses on improvements to the destination (town) across a range of parameters. It’s a comprehensive destination-development guide targeted at attracting existing and potential trail users. Find out more.


The key organisations involved with development of trails in WA are the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  See Links Page...