Member hiking groups

A majority of WA’s bushwalking clubs are members of HikeWest, with over 1000 individual members.

Any organisation that supports HikeWest’s objectives and interests and whose primary focus is hiking / bushwalking, may apply online for membership of HikeWest. A member group is not required to be an incorporated body, but we urge all to be incorporated so as to be eligible to obtain the special wide-ranging insurances facilitated through HikeWest and the peak national body Bushwalking Australia.

If your hiking group is not already a member, why not join now to enable all your members to gain the benefits of being a HikeWest member group and to support HikeWest’s voluntary efforts on your behalf?

Benefits of being a HikeWest member group

  • Advocacy – An effective voice for hiking group concerns on issues that may affect their current and future bushwalking opportunities.
  • Participation – Opportunities for a hiking group’s members to contribute to fostering and promoting bushwalking in WA by participating in HikeWest working groups so members’ energies and views can be harnessed.
  • Information – Keep your group and its members up-to-date with news and other information relevant to local bushwalkers, including via this website and regular HikeWest eNews and email alerts.
  • Visibility – HikeWest helps promote member groups, including a profile of each on this website. For many web searchers, the HikeWest website will be their first visited bushwalking site.
  • Support – Guidance to information and/or support on a range of issues hiking groups may face, such as risk management.
  • National interest – Be kept informed of national developments and issues affecting bushwalking (through HikeWest membership of Bushwalking Australia, the peak national body).
  • Insurances – Access to affordable, national insurances cover, including personal accident and public liability, specially tailored to incorporated bushwalking groups.

Existing Member Clubs

If you are a representative for an existing HikeWest member group please submit the online form with your group’s updated details at any time, including contact information and profile.

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