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Bushwalking Victoria 
Formerly known as the Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs - VicWalk

Bushwalking Victoria is the peak body for bushwalking Clubs
in Victoria

What are the objectives?
Proactively represent the interests of all recreational bushwalkers, promote bushwalking and engage in other activities that add value to the community.

This is done by representing the interests of all bushwalkers to land managers and policy makers;

  • Promoting bushwalking as an outdoor activity that assists health and well-being and helps people understand the natural environment;
  • Advising people how to get into bushwalking;

Providing community services such as:

- land based search and rescue for persons lost in the bush

development and maintenance of walking tracks

active conservation of natural areas including hands on projects

publication of helpful information about safe, enjoyable and environmentally friendly bushwalking 

Special Benefits and Services

Unites Victorian bushwalking clubs (affiliate members) together with clubs with a secondary interest in bushwalking (associate members).

Benefits and services to member clubs

- access to resources and information via the club network

strong voice representing walkers' needs and interests direct to land managers and government regarding outdoor recreation policy, preservation of natural areas, management of and access to public land

monitors our operating environment to assess impact of changes; eg legislation and regulations to provide advice/guidelines to member clubs

organises low cost liability and personal injury insurance for members

provides all members with a discount card

- p
romotes to the community the benefits of joining a club

List of Clubs which belong to VicWalk - details for each Club are shown


VicWalk community contributions

- promotes bushwalking/recreational walking as an activity that promotes health, wellbeing and social interaction

- helps keep walking tracks open for all

- provides a volunteer specialist search and rescue group to assist Victoria Police

- referral service for members of the public wishing to join a club

- facilitates the formation of new clubs

- publishes free information about environmentally friendly and safe bushwalking and getting started.


Great Dividing Trail Association Inc.
The Great Dividing Trail is a community-planned 280km public walking trail following the top of the Great Dividing Range from Bacchus Marsh to Blackwood, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Bendigo, Creswick, Ballarat and Buninyong. It allows recreational walkers and tourists the time to savour central Victoria’s unique combination of gold rush heritage and its natural beauty.

Created by a community-owned organisation, the Great Dividing Trail Association (GDTA), the Trail links the old gold rush towns at the heart of Victoria, as well as the forests, hills and lakes, straddling the Australian Great Dividing Range.

The Trail's spokes consist of four major Tracks, each of which in turn are separated into thematic Walks that can be easily accessed for day or shorter walks.


GDTA Marker at Mt. Alexander


Outdoor Recreation Centre - Victoria

What is the Outdoor Recreation Centre?
The Outdoor Recreation Centre - Victoria Inc. (ORC) was established to help outdoor recreation and education organisations better serve their members and promote their activities.

A List of Walking Clubs, with details about each Club, is available on-line.


The Victorian National Parks Association is dedicated to the protection of the State's unique natural environment and its biodiversity.

It's a member-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, and manages the largest bushwalking and activities program in Victoria,

Distances to the start of walks, from Melbourne, are in brackets against their descriptions