Becoming a Member
Walking as a visitor
You can join us without committing to become a full member.
Come along to our next club meeting for information on all our upcoming activities.
At the meeting, you will be greeted by one of our friendly members who will give you a run down on our meeting.
During the meeting, you will hear the details about each activity in the coming months, such as the distance, terrain, walk grading, meeting time and meeting place.
At the conclusion of meeting you will be then given an opportunity to sign up for any walks you wish to participate in.
We also conduct a brief induction for all visitors on the operation of our walks and all necessary safety requirements for bushwalking.
For more information, please read Becoming a Full Member below
Becoming a full member
If you would like to become a full financial member of our club, you are required to complete three (3) walks with us as a temporary member (See “Walking as a Visitor”). This will ensure that you have the required physical ability to participate in activities organised by the club. Then download and complete the Membership Application form, submit the completed form to our treasurer along with the correct membership fee in person at a club meeting.
Once your application and payment are received, your application will be reviewed by the club’s committee. You will be informed on the application outcome via email within approximately two weeks.
There are two types of membership:
Single membership: $35.00 (per annum)
Family membership: $70.00 (per annum)
Membership status is defined as follows:
Single membership is applied to persons over the age of 18, with no children.
Family Membership is applied to two parents and any children under the age of 18
You can pay your membership fee in person at meeting. There is a discount on membership fees if joining after September.
Benefits of Membership
There is a wide range of benefits on becoming a financial member of our club.
Full financial members are entitled to join all club activities as well as activities organised by Bushwalking Victoria. These include, but not limited to, day walks, base camps, backpacks, extended trips and a range of social events.
The club also offers its members opportunities to undertake courses, like bushcraft, navigation and map reading, first aid and leadership.
Members receive the club’s monthly newsletter, Boots ‘n’ All. Our newsletter contains a calendar of walks and social events, review articles on bushwalking and other outdoor activities, and activity reports of past outings with fantastic photos.
Members are able to borrow books on bushwalking and outdoor activities and maps from our in-house library.
A range of high quality hiking equipment is available for members to hire with no additional cost.
Members have the right to vote for or nominate members into the club’s committee.
Members are entitled a range of generous discounts on maps, hiking equipment and touring services available through Bushwalking Victoria.
The membership fee includes personal (limited) and public liability insurance, provided through Bushwalking Australia. Members are encouraged to also have their own private medical and ambulance cover.
Most importantly, members are able to enjoy walking with a group of friendly fellow walkers, which positively enhances their physical and mental health being.