What We Do

Bushwalkers around the camp fire enjoy a camping trip

Bushwalking NSW Incorporated is the peak body for bushwalkers in NSW and the ACT. It represents the interests of over 12,000 bushwalkers from 70 bushwalking clubs throughout the state, and provides a united voice to local, state and federal government agencies and other bodies on issues affecting bushwalkers. (Bushwalking NSW Inc. was formerly known as the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs of NSW.)

Our Vision

More people walking in nature more often.

Our Mission

Advocacy and support for, and promotion of, more, safe, inclusive and extensive club-based bushwalking and related outdoor activities in nature.

Bushwalking NSW Inc.

  • Unites organisations interested in recreational hiking, bushwalking, camping and outdoor activities, including alpine walking, orienteering, rogaining, liloing, abseiling, canyoning, caving, canoeing, kayaking, cycling and snow skiing.
  • Promotes the social and health benefits of bushwalking and outdoor recreation to people of all nationalities, abilities and backgrounds.
  • Strives for the establishment, preservation and wise management of national parks and wilderness areas by creating public awareness of environmental issues and lobbying government agencies.
  • Represents NSW and ACT clubs to Bushwalking Australia, the peak national body for non-commercial bushwalking, and assists other like-minded organisations.
  • Provides information on conservation, bush safety, bushwalking, and tracks and access issues through quarterly general meetings online, monthly e-newsletters and email alerts.
  • Organises insurance for bushwalking clubs through its affiliation with Bushwalking Australia, obtaining cost effective rates due to a large membership. For information about insurance and insurance claims  see the Bushwalking Australia website.
  • Liaises with and supports NSW SES Bush Search and Rescue (BSAR) in their emergency services work.