News

BTAC - Volunteers Needed

Wilsons Prom - 21 to 25 April.  Read more... 

Extended Navigation Training

A day of practical navigation to enhance your skills. Read more ...

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

Member Discounts

Make the most of your membership discounts!

pdfDiscount List

Joining Bushwalking Victoria

Bushwalking Victoria offers the following three categories of membership.

Support the aims of Bushwalking Victoria and help promote the interests of all bushwalkers by joining today (individuals must be at least 18 years of age to join). Sign up online now.  

Membership helps Bushwalking Victoria to be more influential in lobbying for the preservation and development of Victoria's bushwalking amenity. This includes access to public lands, conservation of landscapes, maintenance of tracks and development of new track and trail networks.

Individual supporter members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Discount card for use at pdfselected outdoor providers444.54 KB - the 10% saving will quickly reimburse your membership fee!
  • Newsletter to keep abreast of bushwalking issues and activities
  • Advocacy and representation to promote and protect bushwalkers' interests, including supporting policies and funding by Government for recreational walking infrastructure.
  • Access to Bushwalking Victoria activities:
      • Bush Search and Rescue Victoria (BSAR)
        • Assists Victoria Police on land searches on and off-snow
        • Offers additional first aid subsidies for BSAR members
        • Requires support from bushwalkers, ski tourers, snowboarders and others experienced in the bush
        • Eligibility criteria apply; see www.bsar.org for joining details and application form. Search specific training provided.
    Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC)
      • Deals with all land management issues affecting Bushwalkers
      • Track Maintenance Group: keeping tracks open for all
      • Track Development Group: creating new tracks
      • Conservation Projects Group: restoring bush areas
  • When participating in Bushwalking Victoria activities such as track maintenance, conservation projects or the annual 'Federation Walk' public liability insurance cover.

Prior to participating in a Bushwalking Victoria activity, individual supporter members are required to complete the pdfActivities application form(44.63 KB)Please note: Individual membership of Bushwalking Victoria does not include the right to participate in activities of member clubs, however some clubs may choose to accept non-club members on club activities.

Affiliated membership is open to any body or association, whether incorporated or unincorporated, that in the opinion of the Board has Bushwalking as its major activity, agrees with the objectives of Bushwalking Victoria and has a membership of no less than ten persons.  Members of affiliated clubs may also nominate for office.

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Associate membership may be granted to any body or association that does not have Bushwalking as its major activity. Student Body Associate Membership may be granted to student bodies whose membership consists predominantly of undergraduate tertiary students.  Associate Members are not eligible for BWV insurance or voting rights, but does entitle members of such clubs to participate in BWV committees and activities such as Bush Search and Rescue Victoria, Bushwalking advocacy and conservation projects.  Associates also have access to free publications.

docxApplication by a Club (65 KB)