Bushwalking NSW represents the interests of over 10,300 bushwalkers from 66 bushwalking clubs in NSW and ACT

Bushwalking NSW, formerly known as the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs of NSW, represents the interests of over 11,000 bushwalkers from 67 bushwalking and hiking clubs in NSW and ACT. Bushwalking clubs pay an annual fee to Bushwalking NSW each July, based on club membership numbers. The fee includes accident and liability insurance, which is arranged through Bushwalking Australia.

Bushwalking NSW is an incorporated association, governed by a constitution. Its Members are bushwalking clubs affiliated with Bushwalking NSW. Each affiliated bushwalking club appoints one or more Delegates to represent their interests. The number of Delegates is stipulated in the Constitution, with larger clubs appointing more delegates.

The Bushwalking NSW Management Committee is an annually elected body consisting of 7 to 10 people. It consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, a minimum of 3 ordinary members and other positions as created for specific needs. Only Delegates from Bushwalking NSW member clubs are entitled to vote for the Management Committee nominees.

Management Committee Members and others are appointed to sub-committees as required. The President of Bushwalking NSW is a delegate to national body Bushwalking Australia.

Management Committee meetings are scheduled approximately monthly. A quorum of Half the Management Committee members is required for meetings and a majority vote is required to make a decision.

General Meetings are held quarterly. Bushwalking NSW Members (club delegates) are invited to attend the General Meetings and to propose matters for discussion. A General Meeting quorum is 7 Members from 7 member clubs. A majority vote is required to make a decision.

The Management Committee is assisted by an Executive Officer, who provides a strategic focus to the organisation, manages the office, and works to build strong relationships with government, land managers, conservation groups, and industry.

The Annual General Meeting is held in August.  Annual reports can be found on the Meetings page.

Read our Strategic Plan

Committee Members
President David Bell (Sydney Bushwalkers)
Vice President Jon Gray (Bankstown Bushwalking Club)
Secretary Vacant
Treasurer Peter Jack (Illawarra Ramblers)
Ordinary Committee Members Margaret Covi (Watagan Wanderers)
Paul McCann (Armidale Bushwalking Club)
Appointed Positions
Executive Officer Kirsten Mayer
Public Officer Margaret Covi (Watagan Wanderers)
Conservation Officer David Bell (Sydney Bush Walkers)
Tracks and Access Officer Vacant
Risk Management Officer Margaret Covi (Watagan Wanderers)
YPIC Working Group Officer Jon Gray (Bankstown Bushwalking Club)
Media Officer Vacant
Training Officer Vacant
Website Content Editor Leonie Bell (Sutherland Bushwalkers)
Webmaster Vacant
Newsletter Sub-Editor Justine Bourke (Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club)
Admin Officer Gavin Dale (Glasshouse Bushwalkers Club)
Historian Keith Maxwell (Cumberland Plains Walkers)
Social Media David Morrison (Newcastle Ramblers Bushwalking club)
Digital Marketing Officer Vacant
Delegates to other organisations
Bushwalking Australia Delegate (ex-officio) President &

Executive Officer

NSW Conservation Council Delegate (ex-officio) Conservation Officer

Bushwalking NSW Committee Honour Roll

The following list of committee members is currently incomplete. More names will be added once they become known. AGMs are held in August each year.

YearPresidentVice-PresidentSecretaryTreasurerPublic Officer
2020-2021Bill BoydMargaret CoviBruce LymanPeter JackMargaret Covi
2019-2020Alexander AllchinMargaret CoviBruce LymanPeter JackMargaret Covi
2018-2019Alexander AllchinMitchell IsaacsGeorge QuinnJohn Flint
2017-2018Alexander AllchinMitchell IsaacsSierra ClassenJohn Flint
2016-2017Alexander AllchinMitchell IsaacsSierra ClassenEdward Fraser
Hesket Youds
2015-2016Mitchell IsaacsAlexander Allchin
Sierra Classen
Margaret CoviAlexander Allchin
Isabel Riana Sofia Yersin
2014-2015Mitchell IsaacsMargaret Covi
2013-2014Mitchell IsaacsMargaret Covi
2012-2013Margaret Covi
2011-2012Margaret Covi
2010-2011Margaret Covi
2009-2010Dodie GreenDenise KruzeBarbara Mitchell
2008-2009Margaret Covi
2007-2008Margaret Covi
2006-2007Margaret Covi
2005-2006Margaret Covi
2004-2005Margaret Covi
2003-2004Margaret Covi