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Joining Bushwalking Victoria

Bushwalking Victoria offers three categories of membership:

  • Affiliate Clubs
  • Individual Supporter Member
  • Associate Clubs

Individual members

To support Bushwalking Victoria in promoting the interests of bushwalking and bushwalkers, you can join as an individual supporter member (minimum age is 18).

You will receive our monthly email newsletter, discounts from our member partners, be eligible to apply to volunteer with Bushwalking Tracks & Conservation (BTAC) and Bush Search & Rescue (BSAR), and participate on other member activities.

Affiliate Clubs Membership

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 to serve on the Bushwalking Victoria Board.

Key Benefits:

  • Cost effective insurance cover for Public Liability and Personal Accident (if Incorporated only)
  • Guidelines and policies on management of risk
  • Access to free leader training and first aid subsidies
  • Experienced guidance & guidelines on running an activities program/club
  • Be part of a bushwalking community who care about the natural environment
  • Communication pathways to land managers and government

Other Benefits:

  • Fees support the provision of Bush Search & Rescue activities (can participate)
  • Fees support the provision of Bush Tracks & Conservation activities (can participate)
  • Receive our monthly bulletins/club updates to be kept informed on bushwalking issues
  • Be part of a respected organisation promoting safe & responsible bushwalking
  • Discounts from selected outdoor gear suppliers
  • Contribute to the community by offering safe bushwalking activities

Please contact for further information.

Associate Clubs Membership

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 do entitle members of such clubs to participate in BWV standing committees.

Please contact for further information.