This manual provides guidelines and information for safe and enjoyable community-based bushwalking across Australia.

This online Bushwalking Manual is based on content fully revised from the Bushwalking and Ski Touring Leadership Handbook, also known at the BMTAB Handbook, last published by the Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Training Advisory Board (BMTAB) in Victoria, Australia in 2000.

The manual is provided by Bushwalking Victoria with some contributions from other state and territory peak bushwalking organisations.

Bushwalking Victoria acknowledges and thanks the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for providing funding for the update of this manual.

This section includes the following: