Getting More Families and Children Bushwalking

There are many benefits for getting children active and outdoors. Research has found the benefits to children from playing outdoors include improved attention spans and better eye health. 

Bushwalking as a form of active recreation improves the health and wellbeing of children and adults.

Bushwalking provides children with contact with nature and wildlife, adventure and exploration and exercise.

Many children growing up in urban environments lack experience and opportunities to visit and enjoy bush locations. Some parents lack the experience or confidence to take their children into the bush.

Bushwalking Victoria’s Promoting Bushwalking Project will include resources and opportunities for families and children to experience bushwalking as a safe and enjoyable activity.

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Current Campaigns

Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.

Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join:


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