The Bush Club, bushwalking in Sydney, Bush walking

Information for leaders

Leading a walk

Are you qualified to lead a walk for the Bush Club? Click here to find out

Once you've decided to lead a walk, follow these practical guides

Before the walk

  1. Plan your walk - click here
    Also check our useful links - for transport and tide timetables, track/fire closures, route ideas, accommodation deals
  2. Submit your walk for the walk program - click here to see how and what to include
  3. Print a walk report form to take with you - click here

During the walk - click here

After the walk - click here

Conditions for a walk to go ahead - click here

Download Notes for leaders

This includes the above notes for planning and leading the walk, and covers many Bush Club policies and guidelines for dealing with various circumstances.

Leader profiles

Click here to send in your profile to include on the program.

Personal Locator Beacon - PLB

The club has two PLBs for leaders to borrow. Click here to find out how.


Click here to check the club's abseiling policy (Close the window to return here)

For abseiling trips, you will need the Abseiling Report and Risks Waiver form. (Click here to download it)

You may want to send the first page to participants to pre-read before the day of the walk.

Accidents on walks

If there has been an accident, add a note in the appropriate space at the bottom of the Walk Report form.

  • If club requirements and guidelines are not followed and there is an incident involving a claim, then there is a risk that the leader, another club member or the club itself may be held accountable.
    It is important that the requirements and guidelines are followed so that cover under the Bush Club’s liability policy may protect all three.
  • Click here to view the Bush Club Insurance Policy

Click here to download the Claim Form the injured person must send to the insurer if they are making a claim.


Submit a walk for the Walks Program online

Download a walk report form

Click here for the complete list of forms for leaders

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