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Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC)

Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) focus is on tracks and trails strategies, exploring opportunities for new or upgrading tracks, articulating a vision that bushwalkers want for the future, and undertaking fieldwork in Victoria's national parks and state forest.

BTAC Volunteers carry out hands-on work on tracks and conservation projects.   Our projects are carried out under the auspices of relevant land managers, by Parks Victoria (in Victorian national and state parks) and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (in Victorian state forests).

Works traditionally include clearing fallen trees and vegetation from existing walking tracks, building or repairing boardwalks, installing or replacing track markers and signage, and identifying and removing noxious weeds.

Our preference is to volunteer in the more remote and difficult to reach areas of the State where there is often no local pool of volunteers for the land managers to draw upon.

BTAC encourages and supports bushwalking clubs to do track work with their local land managers.

If you are interested in becoming a BTAC Volunteer  please register on the Parks Victoria Volunteer portal ParkConnect and join the Bushwalking Victoria group.

Email any enquires to


BTAC 2023 - 2024 Program

Date Location Track Land Manager Land Manager Contact BTAC Leader Status
3-4 June 2023GrampiansTracks agreed with PV by VMTC/Melb Bushwalkers (Grampians Walking Track Support Group)Parks Victoriavia David WithamJim Harker
David Witham
22-23 July 2023Baw Baw National ParkAAWT O'Sheas Mill Site to Mt Erica RoadParks VictoriaAdam van BaalenJoe van Beek
Peter Maffei
18-20 August 2023Alpine National Park
Howqua Hills
Eagle Peaks TrackParks VictoriaJim CravenBob EdwardsPostponed Weather
14-18 September 2023Alpine National Park
Howqua Hills
Eagle Peaks TrackParks VictoriaJames Tibbits
Tahlia Hamilton
Bob EdwardsComplete
30 September -
1 October 2023
Croajingolong National ParkCoastal WalkParks VictoriaNick WilkinsMike GrantPosponed
Fire danger
26-29 October 2023Alpine National ParkAAWT Duane Spur TrackParks VictoriaAlister HodgsonJohn GreenRecruiting
18-19 November 2023Alpine National Park
Howqua Hills
Realign Ridge track to Mt ThornParks VictoriaJim CravenBob EdwardsRecruiting
9-10 December 2023Mt Buffalo National ParkTracks on Mt Buffalo - to be decidedParks VictoriaTomas Sanchez
Zoey Godfrey
Mike GrantIn Planning
26-29 January 2024Alpine National ParkZeka Spur Track and
Track to Mt Howitt from Howitt carpark
Parks VictoriaTehan Rickets
Bek Gannon
Joe van BeekIn Planning
23-25 February 2024Alpine National ParkAAWT High Cone to Square TopParks VictoriaJames Tippet
Jim Craven
Patrick PlattIn Planning
8-11 March 2024Alpine National ParkAAWT Johnnies Top to Buenba HutsParks VictoriaJarrod Boyd
Ella Carr
John Green
Joe van Beek
in Planning
29-31 March 2024Baw Baw National ParkAAWTParks VictoriaAdam van BaalenPeter MaffeiProposed
25-28 April 2024Croajingolong National ParkRescheduled Coastal WalkParks VictoriaNick WilkinsMike GrantProposed
May 2024Alpine National ParkHowqua Area TracksParks VictoriaJim Craven
James Tippet
Bob EdwardsPossible

To volunteer for a BTAC activity register via the Bushwalking Victoria Group on