HikeWest urges every bushwalking organisation in WA to incorporate and take up the insurances available to them through their membership of HikeWest. HikeWest participates in national insurances organised by Bushwalking Australia (BA) which arranges insurance cover for Member Clubs and their members. This covers more than 20,000 members of more than 200 bushwalking clubs across Australia.
The public liability and personal accident insurance policies cater very specifically to the interests of bushwalking clubs and their members. They include several items of cover that are usually excluded in other policies. In addition to bushwalking, sixteen additional activities often undertaken by bushwalking clubs are covered, such as abseiling, canoeing, cycling, and track maintenance. Association Liability cover for all incorporated HikeWest Member Clubs (and for HikeWest itself) is also included.
Bushwalking Australia provides the latest definitive information on the available Public Liability, Personal Accident and Associations Liability insurances, FAQs, claims processes and contact details for the insurance broker. The following is a HikeWest overview only, last updated Nov. 2018.