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80th Anniversary Celebration - 20 June 2021

2020 was the year when our club officially reached 80 years of continuous operation and service to members. We originally had planned to celebrate this milestone last year but due to COVID and the impact it had on our lives, we had to delay the event to 2021.

To mark this important milestone, we would like you to keep Sunday 20th June free for a day of walking and celebration.

Details of the activities on the day are provided in the Preview notes for activities on 20th June.

ID: 335;
Source: Committee

Leader Training - Saturday, 26th June


When: Saturday 26th June, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Clubrooms, Mission to Seafarers, Victoria

Why not attend our free sessions offered uniquely by our club?
Increase your confidence and skill to lead walks.

Others who have attended have commented -
* “Covered a lot and got valuable information about MBW website.”
* “It was well organised and good to do in one day.”
* “Very impressive and professional.”

9:30 - 10:30 Unit 1 – ‘So You Want to Become a Leader?’
10:30 – 11:15 Unit 2 – ‘Research, Planning & Previewing’
11:30 – 12:30 Unit 4 – ‘Risk Management & Safety’
12:30 – 1:00 – LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 Unit 7 – ‘Critical Incidents’

ID: 334;
Source: Angela Vetsicas

First Aid Training - 17 July 2021

All bushwalkers, particularly leaders, are encouraged to undertake first aid training.

Melbourne Bushwalkers has arranged for a course to be delivered by Australian Red Cross, 23-47 Villiers St, Nth Melbourne. Details of the course are shown in the Preview.

Applications to attend are open to all Melbourne Bushwalkers members and members of other clubs affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria. The HLTAID003 course is designed to develop your basic first aid skills and learn how to respond in any emergency.

Enquiries and bookings can be directed to

ID: 331;
Source: David Cash

Fedwalks 2021 – Licola, Friday 12 - Monday 15 November

"Our annual Federation Walks event is able to go ahead this year after last year's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is open to all members of Bushwalking Victoria.

Planning (take two!) is well underway for the Fedwalks 2021 event at Licola and the surrounding area in Gippsland. The walks and maps are currently being drawn and reccied. A new FedWalks Event website is being developed and should be live by the end of April, so watch this space for an update next month. The organising committee visited Licola Village recently to organise the finer details of the weekend and confirm the requirements for hosting a COVID-19 safe event.

Entertainment is being booked, catering menus are being finalised and the registration portal, TryBooking, will be ready for registrations to open on Sunday 1 August 2021.

Keep informed by liking the FedWalks 2021 Facebook Page, as we’ll be showcasing the walks and the activities leading up to the event."

ID: 330;
Source: Bushwalking Victoria

Litchfield Nat Parks (NT) in August. Expressions of Interest

TABLETOP TRACK ( NT) 14-18 August 2021
Medium; 39km
Leader: Ian Langford

A circuit walking beginning at Walker Creek and going via Florence Falls, Greenant Creek and Wangi Falls. The main attractions are waterfalls and swimming pools. The escarpment of the Tabletop Plateau forms a natural barrier to Saltwater Crocodiles and creeks there are a Designated Swimming Area.

See Preview for more details.

ID: 329;
Source: Ian Langford

MBW to Fund Tree Planting as part of 80th Anniversary

To commemorate Melbourne Bushwalkers 80th Anniversary the Club’s committee has decided to plant 500 trees as a long-term legacy for the club. You can purchase 1 or more native trees by donating to our dedicated 80th Anniversary tree planting GoFundMe page. The funds will be used for the 500 native trees and tree guards. Each tree is $8.15 and the club will be contributing 50% of the cost.
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Fifteen Trees has been selected as an independent, social enterprise company with established networks with Landcare, community groups and plant nurseries. Fifteen Trees has organised the planting of over 180,000 trees around Australia since its establishment in July 2009.

The tree planting will be on the 11 July 2021. Details about site, timing and transport will be shared with members in the May 2021 newsletter issue.

ID: 318;
Source: President