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Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation Committee - Vacancies

The Bushwalking Track and Conservation Committee is seeking candidates to fill two General Committee vacancies.

Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) is a standing committee of Bushwalking Victoria that concentrates on tracks and trails strategy, exploring opportunities for new or upgraded tracks and trails, articulating a vision that bushwalkers want for the future, and undertaking fieldwork in Victoria's national and state parks.

The role of committee members includes:
1. Participating in BTAC committee meetings. The committee meets approximately every two months, either in person or online.
2. Liaising with your local Parks Victoria and DELWP land managers to identify tracks in need of BTAC support.
3. Providing input into the development of the BTAC Annual Works Program.
4. After suitable training and mentoring, perform the role of Project Leader.
5. Promoting the activities of BTAC to clubs and assisting with the recruitment of BTAC volunteers.
6. Assisting with the assessment and purchase of equipment used by BTAC volunteers.
7. Provide input into submissions prepared by BTAC on behalf of BWV on issues relating to tracks and conservation.

For further information, or to submit a nomination please contact Peter Mafei, BTAC Convenor (

ID: 349;
Source: Bushwalking Victoria

BWV Member Discount Card for 2021-22 now available

Membership of Melbourne Bushwalkers includes membership of Bushwalking Victoria through its affiliation arrangements.

Bushwalking Victoria have arranged discount pricing with a range of suppliers. Details of current discounts can be found on the Bushwalking Victoria website.

Bushwalking Victoria have replaced the former plastic membership cards with a digital image club card/code that you can save on your mobile phone and use when required. The Melbourne Bushwalkers` Member Discount Card for 2021/22 is now available from the Members` Area of our website.

ID: 348;
Source: Bushwalking Victoria

Clubrooms closed and Presentaion Postponed - Wednesday 28th July

Due to uncertainty about COVID restrictions and the need to provide early advice, the social night & talk scheduled in the clubrooms for this coming Wednesday, 28th July, has been postponed. A new date will be advised when it is confirmed with the presenter.

The clubrooms will not be open at the Mission to Seafarers on Wednesday 28th July to welcome visitors or take bookings for coming trips. If you are interested in the walk on Sunday 1st August please contact

ID: 347;
Source: President

Getlost Maps version15 released

Getlost Maps has released version 15 of its topographic maps of Australia. Available in 1:25k and 1:75k map sets the Getlost Maps continue to improve in detail and features.

As always, all the maps are for you to download, for free. Take one or take them all, and share them around with people you know. Downloads have already passed 30 million free maps, and not slowing down.

Follow the More Information link to visit the Getlost Maps web page for the download link.

Alternatively, use the convenient maps download link in the Members' Area of the Melbourne Bushwalkers website to find the map you want and save a copy as a convenient PDF file.

ID: 341;
Source: Ian Mair

Update - Fedwalks 2021 – Licola, Friday 12 - Monday 15 November

FedWalks2021 will be held in the Gippsland Foothills and Southern Alps, based at the Licola Wilderness Village. Licola is a small village on the banks of the Macalister River, approx. 250km east of Melbourne.

FedWalks2021 will showcase the diversity of walks, scenery, landscapes, flora and fauna of the Gippsland Foothills and Southern Alps. Walks will take you to mountain tops, waterfalls, through fields of wild flowers and spectacular bush, down sparkling rivers, to mountain huts and a jewel of a lake. The walks will range from an easy stroll to challenging and include some offering supported overnight camps. In an exciting first for the Federation Walks Weekend, FedWalks 2021 is offering three overnight walks, two of which are supported and a shorter one which is a "come-and- try overnight walk".

Bookings for the walks open on Monday 2 August and close on Sunday 19 September 2021.

Choose from a suite of 22 walks that highlight the southern section of the Australian Alps. Follow the more information link to visit the Federation Walks 2021 home page for walk details and maps and be ready to get your bookings in early.

ID: 338;
Source: Bushwalking Victoria