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Roundabout rules & penalties

When entering a roundabout, always give way to any vehicles already in the roundabout. Obey the directional arrows on the road.

Turning Left

On approach,

  1. Indicate left from the left lane.
  2. Stay in the left lane.
  3. Exit the roundabout from this lane.
 

Driving Straight Ahead

You don't need to indicate on approach,

  1. Enter in either the left or right lane.
  2. Stay in and exit from the same lane.
  3. If practicable, indicate left when you’ve passed the last exit before the one you intend to use.
 

Turning Right or Making a Full Turn

On approach,

  1. Indicate right from the right lane.
  2. Stay in the right lane and exit the roundabout from this lane.
  3. If practicable, indicate left when you’ve passed the last exit before the one you intend to use.
 
OffencePenaltyDemerits
Failing to give way at a roundabout$1503
All other offences for not using a roundabout correctly$1002


The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.