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 10,300 bushwalkers from 66 bushwalking 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 15 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 four 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 5 Members from 3 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.


Committee Members
President Bill Boyd (Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club)
Vice President David Bell (Sydney Bushwalkers)
Secretary Bruce Lyman (Blue Steel Dash)
Treasurer Peter Jack (Illawarra Ramblers)
Ordinary Committee Members Margaret Covi (Watagan Wanderers)
Jon Gray (Bankstown 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 David Bell (Sydney Bush Walkers)
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 Nabamita Bhattacharjee
Historian Keith Maxwell (Cumberland Plains Walkers)
Social Media David Morrison and Ashlee Ferret
Digital Marketing Officer Vacant
Delegates to other organisations
Bushwalking Australia Delegate (ex-officio) President &

Executive Officer

NSW Conservation Council Delegate (ex-officio) Conservation Officer