Members - New South Wales & ACT
PO Box 119
Newtown NSW 2042
|Phone||(02) 9565 4005|
Bushwalking NSW, formerly known as the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs of NSW, represents the interests of over 10,300 bushwalkers from 66 bushwalking clubs in NSW and ACT. It represents non-commercial bushwalking clubs throughout urban and country regions, providing a united voice for bushwalkers to local, state and federal government agencies on bushwalking and conservation issues.
Our clubs provide a large range of outdoor activities graded for all levels of fitness and age. Included are day, overnight and extended bushwalks, canyoning and abseiling, canoeing and kayaking, and social activities. Many clubs provide training in bushwalking and navigation skills.
In addition to coordinating insurance for member clubs in cooperation with Bushwalking Australia, Bushwalking NSW provides useful advice to clubs on a variety of matters like risk management and emergency procedures. It publishes a quarterly full colour magazine The Bushwalker, and a monthly Newsletter. It also has representatives on various conservation bodies.
Bushwalking NSW originated and continues to support the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad (BWRS), a professional team of experienced bushwalkers who work closely with police and emergency services for remote area search and rescue operations. BWRS runs Navshield, the premier navigation competition for Australia, in July each year.
Australia Capital Territory (ACT) Bushwalking
ACT bushwalking clubs are affiliated with Bushwalking NSW.