Taking your car
Indian Pacific

Bookings for Motorail can only be made by calling 13 21 47

Download our handy Motorail Guide here.


Motorail fares and information:

Motorail services are available between Adelaide and Perth (and v.v.) and Adelaide and Darwin (and v.v.).

Available from April 2018 to March 2019

(Gold & Platinum


Motorail Length, Width and Height Restrictions:

For more detailed information, please call our Travel Centre on 132 147.

* An additional surcharge applies on all vehicles between 5.5 m to 7 m in length.



A - Vehicle width must not exceed 220 cm including mirrors
B - Please refer to table below for height specifications
C - Wheel track inner must be greater than 92 cm
D - Wheel track outer must not exceed 190 cm at widest point
E - Undercarriage clearance height (lowest point) must be greater than 13 cm

LocalityHeight specification
Adelaide (SA) - Perth (WA) or v.v194 cm (inc. roof racks etc)


Booking Checklist:

Please ensure you have the following information available at time of booking:

  • Make, model and year of vehicle
  • Registration number and state
  • Vehicle measurements (including height, please refer to table above for restrictions)


Check-in Times on Day of Travel:

Motorail loading times provided at time of booking.


Vehicle Types Carried:

  • Cars
  • Camper Trailers (subject to approval)
  • Trailers

Height/width and wheel track restrictions apply


Motorail Service Loading Checklist:

Please ensure the following tasks have been completed prior to loading:

  • Please ensure vehicle is registered and in roadworthy condition.
  • Vehicle covers and tarpaulins are removed from vehicles or trailers.
  • All flammable products are removed from the vehicle.
  • Vehicle is not loaded with luggage so as to obstruct the driver’s view through all windows and vehicle does not sit lower than the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Roof racks are empty and do not breach the height restrictions of the Motorail service. Non factory fitted racks to be removed.
  • Vehicle antenna must be included in vehicle height restrictions or removed.
  • All valuable goods including but not limited to wallets, jewellery or electronic goods are removed from the vehicle.
  • Check-in to the applicable Motorail Service loading area according to terminal check-in times.
  • Motorail loading times provided at time of booking.
  • Unaccompanied motorail to be booked 30 days or less prior to travel and 100% cancellation fees apply.



Adelaide Parklands Terminal

Off Richmond Road or Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Keswick


East Perth Terminal

West Parade, East Perth (off Harold Street or Summers Street)



For further information or Motorail conditions
of carriage call 13 21 47.


Roof racks, wind deflectors, louvres, etc must be removed before loading. The length of any towbar should be included.Caravans, including pop-tops, and boats are NOT conveyed by Motorail. Vehicles must be road worthy at time of loading and capable of being driven onto carrier. Limited to vehicles up to 5.5m in length. Accompanied Motorail bookings are subject to the same booking, payment, cancellation and amendment Terms and Conditions as per the fare type booked. Unaccompanied motorail to be booked 30 days prior to travel. 100% cancellation fees apply. 

© 2019 Great Southern Rail. A part of the Journey Beyond Group.