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PRC Welcome

The State Government is committed to creating the quality of life in the Pilbara needed to attract and retain families. This includes creating modern communities with the services expected in any metropolitan city or town.


Wireless Internet access is now common in the home and workplace. However, beyond these areas travellers encounter a patchwork of inconsistent or non-existent Wi-Fi services.


Free public Wi-Fi is a key economic driver that further encourages business and enable visitors to enjoy public spaces for longer. It can provide Internet access for people who could not otherwise afford it, help tourists avoid crippling data roaming charges and navigate around a location, and it can drive shoppers into particular city centre areas.


Importantly, it will allow visitors to post pictures of the Pilbara to the world a great asset to tourism promotion.


In December 2013 the PRC completed the installation of 6 Welcome Wi-Fi spots, as part of the Welcome Roadside Rest Stops upgrade project. There was immediate uptake of the service.  By 2015, additional 28 more  Welcome Wi-Fi spots have been installed across 8 public centres across the Pilbara.

We welcome feedback from users regarding these so we can tweak the service. If you wish to provide feedback, please email:



To connect to Welcome Wi-Fi

  • Make sure you are in the Wi-Fi coverage area
  • On your device, select ‘PRC Welcome Wi-Fi’ as the desired Wi-Fi network. This option should be available under your device’s “Wi-Fi Settings” menu
  • Confirm you have read and accept the Terms & Conditions of the service
  • Start browsing the internet


Download and connection limits

  • ‘PRC Welcome Wi-Fi’ is for basic Internet browsing
  • Users have a download limit of 50mbs for 2 hours per day for Rest Stops and 4G; 150 mb for 3 hours per day for DSL. Once this limit is reached users will need to reconnect to the service.
  • If users do not exceed their download limit they can remain connected to the network for an hour. After an hour users will need to reconnect of the service

Welcome Wi-Fi in Coverage Public Centres

Newman Aquatic Centre

Paraburdoo Library and Shire office

Tom Price Library and Visitor Centre

Port Hedland Visitor Centre

Town of Port Hedland Civic Centre

South Hedland Library

Port Hedland International Airport

Karratha Leisureplex

Welcome Wi-Fi Coverage at Rest Stops

Taking a break on your driving adventure is now a lot more appealing, with the completion of a network of new Welcome Rest Stops across the region.

These striking rest stops celebrate the Indigenous cultures of their location, through original artworks immortalised in the steel canopies. They cast interesting shadows by day, and solar-powered lighting plays through them after dark. In addition to shelter and seating, most stops offer toilet facilities, and many also provide free wi-fi hotspots so you can catch up with friends, or plan the next leg of your trip.


Rest Stops equipped with Welcome Wi-Fi spots along the Warlu Way 

For more information about the Rest Stops, please visit: