Child arrested after driving 1300km across Australia in attempt to get to Perth

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has somehow managed to drive himself across the entire state of NSW without being caught.

It wasn’t until highway patrol officers noticed the bumper hanging off the child’s car that his solo state-wide journey came to an end.

The boy was pulled over in Broken Hill in outback NSW around 11am on Saturday – some 1,300 kilometres away from his home in Kendall, near Port Macquarie.


Highway Patrol officers intercepted the child’s vehicle on the Barrier Highway after noticing its bumper dragging along the road.

Police released a statement late on Sunday afternoon, confirming the intercept.

They said the child had allegedly set out on a 4,000km drive to Western Australia,

“Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy travelling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth,” the spokesperson said.


It is not known why the child was travelling to the other side of the country, or from where he got the car.

He was arrested and taken to Broken Hill police station.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing.