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BTAC - Track Clearing - Volunteers Needed

Labour Day weekend, Friday 10th – Monday 13th March.  Read more...

Detours, Yarra State Forest

Detours will be in place in the Yarra State forest during February/March to ensure public safety around timber harvesting operations.  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 ...

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Due to the many cyclists taking part in the event, a number of road closures and changes to traffic conditions will be made in the region on Sunday 12 March. 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

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Bush Search & Rescue VictoriaBSAR Logo

Search and rescue in Victoria is the responsibility of Victoria Police.  But when people are lost in the bush the Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad may request assistance from Bush Search and Rescue Victoria.

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria is a dedicated group of bushwalkers and ski tourers that assist Victoria Police in searching for lost people, often in rough terrain. Bush Search and Rescue Victoria was formed in 1949 after the Police were impressed by the professionalism of volunteer bushwalkers who were involved in an extended search.  Since then, Bush Search and Rescue Victoria has provided volunteer search and rescue services to the people of Victoria on over 90 occasions.

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria volunteers can be asked to participate in searches at short notice, in adverse weather conditions and in rough and extreme terrain.  The community needs bushwalkers, ski tourers, snowboarders and other people experienced in the bush for this role.

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria has the ability to send out small, self-sufficient search groups, which can navigate accurately without landmarks and stay out overnight.  This is what sets Bush Search and Rescue Victoria apart from most other volunteer search and rescue organisations.

To join Bush Search and Rescue Victoria you must be a member of Bushwalking Victoria, either as a member of a club or as an individual member.

Visit the Bush Search and Rescue Victoria website for further information and details about entry guidelines and training events.