Our working groups

Rather than appointing formal committees to projects and issues, HikeWest maintains a flexible approach by harnessing the skills, experience and energy of members, associates and other volunteers through more informal working groups led by the Executive Officer:

Team / GroupResponsibilities
TRAILS'Walks of the Southwest' - Produce a resource (hard copy and/or online) for bushwalkers covering adventurous walks / hikes in the southwest, excluding the Bibbulmun Track and Cape to Cape Track.
Input to WA Hiking Strategy development and implementation (since 2018)
New trails opportunities
'Good trails' maintenance support ('Work-while-you-walk' for clubs); pending
Trails issues
ACCESS & ENVIRONMENTRecreational access to water catchments
Mining impacts
Educating on sustainability of 'traditional' off-track walking in jarrah forests
Other walking environment issues & submissions (ad hoc)
CLUB SUPPORTTalk topics & presenters register
Safety & Risk Management
Annual insurances renewal facilitation
Remote walks facilitation
Seeking other ways to maintain vigour and relevance of clubs in face of social & other change
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTEncouraging participation by promoting bushwalking more widely in the community.
Organiser of WA Hiking 'Expo'
Representation at public festivals / fairs eg Hyde Park Festival
Promotional banners, flyers & posters
HikeWest-organised talks / presentations
Effective use of media (website, Facebook etc)
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIAImproving communications by optimising use of website and social media (and print media).

Our Members

We welcome not only bushwalking clubs as members, but also other organisations and individuals:

Member Clubs

Affiliate Members

Individual Members

Latest Projects

WA Hiking Expo 2023

Following on the great success of the inaugural Expo in 2021, HikeWest is now planning […]

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Adventurous Walks of the Southwest project

HikeWest plans to publish an online resource and/or handy guide book for walks of the […]

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