In addition to bushwalking clubs, BWA also welcomes as members non-bushwalking affiliate organisations, and individuals, sympathetic to the purposes and interests of BWA.
Membership policies and forms:
Bushwalking WA (‘BWA’) is the informal name for the Federation of Western Australian Bushwalkers Inc. founded in 1992 as the peak body for bushwalking in Western Australia. BWA is a volunteer run, not-for-profit incorporated association. Prior to 2015 the Federation primarily represented the interests of just its bushwalking member clubs and was governed by a Council of Delegates from the clubs.
In 2014 an organisational and strategic review was carried out for the Federation by an independent consultant funded by DSR. As a result of the review, changes proceeded under a 2015-2017 strategic plan as part of which the Federation implemented a modern governance model and established a new Board of management replacing the former Council of Delegates. These changes now enable BWA to represent the wider bushwalking community in WA, beyond our traditional Club base and so pursue a broader, more comprehensive and more inclusive vision for bushwalking in the State.
|Introducing our Patron:
Instigator of the Bibbulmun Track in 1972 and founder of Perth Bushwalkers Club in 1969. Geoff maintains his longstanding links to bushwalking in WA. We are grateful for his blessing and support of our organisation.
BWA urges every bushwalking organisation in WA to take up the insurances available to them through their membership of BWA. BWA participates in national insurances organised by Bushwalking Australia 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.
Bushwalking Australia provides the latest information on the available insurances, including details of the Public Liability, Personal Accident and Associations Liability cover and the policy documents. Also see Insurances Information which provides a convenient overview for BWA Member Clubs.
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