Scope of this bushwalking manual

  • Provide guidelines and information for safe, enjoyable community-based  volunteer bushwalking in Australia
  • Use content from “Bushwalking and Ski Touring Leadership” (BMTAB Handbook, published 2000). Revise existing content and add new content.
  • Obtain content from other states and territories that reflects the diversity of walking environments across Australia
  • Provide a modern web interface for easy access to this important body of knowledge
  • Establish process for ongoing content updates


  • Track notes or maps of specific walks
  • Ski touring content
  • Requirements for commercial operators and school or youth groups or any other groups with special needs
  • Competency-based training and associated standards. These are not relevant to community-based bushwalking.
  • Detailed instructions on use of specific equipment and first aid
  • Provision of specific legal advice