Walking as a visitor
You can join us as a visitor 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 all the details about our club.
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, we ask you to complete three (3) walks with us as a visitor, unless you are already a full member of another affiliated Bushwalking club. This will ensure that you have the required physical ability to participate in activities organised by the club.
Then simply download and complete the Membership Application form, submit the completed form either to our Membership Officer at the next club meeting, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your payment can be made via direct deposit (details on the Application Form).
Once your application and payment are received, your application will be reviewed by the club’s committee at their monthly meeting. You will be informed on the application outcome via email.
A $10 joining fee is applicable for all new members.
There are four types of membership:
Single membership: $40.00 (per annum)
Family membership: $80.00 (per annum)
Affliated Membership fee - Single: $10 (per annum)
Affliated Membership fee - Family: $20 (per annum)
(This applies when a person is an existing full member of an affiliated Bushwalking Victoria member)
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.