Visitors

If you enjoy the great outdoors, then Bushwalking is one of the best ways to experience and appreciate what nature has to offer. Numerous benefits, including physical challenges, skills development and the opportunity to meet new people.

We offer a full program of bushwalking activities throughout the year, ranging from our local easy evening walks, to longer backpacking trips, with many options in between. The club suits all levels of bushwalking and hiking experience. Activities are graded according to difficulty and led by committed and experienced volunteer leaders.

In addition to bushwalking, we also offer activities including cycling, canoeing, car-camping and snow activities. Refer to the activity-type sub-pages for further information on each.

Visitors are welcome to join us on activities, without being a fully-paid member. We just ask that you pay $5/day as a contribution to the club.

Refer to the Join or Renew page for our membership application form.

We have also compiled a list of faqs in addition to the following key points.

Impact of COVID -19 on the club as at March 24 

Dear members,

Following recent advice from Bushwalking Victoria and after discussions with your committee I wish to inform you of the following arrangements in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting the country.

BBC Activities

All Border Bushwalking Club activities will be postponed until further notice as of Tuesday, March 24th 2020. This includes bushwalking, canoeing, cycling and snow sports. We will issue a notice to all members when it is deemed safe to resume these activities. In the meantime there is currently no restriction on individuals continuing to enjoy outdoor pursuits providing they comply with current government directives.

Club Nights and Annual General Meeting

BBC Club Nights are cancelled until further notice and the AGM scheduled for May has also been cancelled.  The committee will be issuing separate advice regarding the AGM in the near future.

The safety and health of our members and the wider community in general must be our first priority as we follow the advice of health experts.

We look forward to a time not too far in the future when we can all resume bushwalking and other outdoor pursuits with fellow BBC members.

Ian Trevaskis

President BBC

Key points

Ambulance cover

It is strongly recommended that all participants have ambulance cover for their own wellbeing.

Route Changes

Walk Leaders reserve the right to change the walk route on the day depending on prevailing conditions and altered circumstances.

Fitness

Members and visitors must check with the leader that their fitness and experience suit the walk. A walk leader can refuse permission for any person to take part in his/her activity.

Book Early

A reminder that if you intend participating in any of the day activities listed in the Activities Program, you are generally required to book in with the leader by Wednesday, and for overnight walks at least 7 days prior to trip.

If you haven’t walked with a leader before, you must call them to book in for an activity (not email or sms). This is so the leader can get an idea of your suitability for the activity – that is, your health/fitness and that you have an appropriate level of experience for that activity. They will also be able to fill you in on any key risks, or gear requirements. Our leaders don’t want to grill you, but we need to ensure everyone is able to safely participate.