Becoming a BBW Member

If you are interested in joining the Brisbane Bushwalkers Club:

  1. You must be over 18 years of age.
  2. Complete an online registration form by following this link: registration page  

    Each person must complete a registration form online.
     
  3. Print the application form, ensure it is complete, and read and agree to the terms and conditions by signing the application form.
  4. There are 2 ways to submit your application form:
    • The preferred method is to scan your signed application form and email it to the New
      Members Officer at newmembers@brisbanebushwalkers.org.au and advise that you have paid
      the fee online.
       
    • Alternatively you can submit your form in person at a New Member meeting on the 4 th
      Wednesday of the month,
      except in the months of October (AGM) and December (no meeting).
    • No payments are taken at this meeting. See paragraphs 5 and 8 on how to pay.
    • An introductory talk is given by the New Member Officer at this meeting and any questions you have will be answered.
  5.  Pay the Probationary Membership fee of $40.00 by bank transfer, using the following bank details in paragraph 8 below. The Club does not have EFTPOS or credit card facilities.
  6.  Note that new members pay the same annual membership fee as Ordinary members, for the membership year 1 January - 31 December.
  7. New members joining in December of a year will be regarded as financial until December of the following year.
    • A direct deposit can be made to the Brisbane Bushwalkers Club as per below
       
      BSB  124-021
      Account 1041-4419
      Transaction Reference Your name as it appears on your registration form
  8. On receipt of your application, you will be emailed a BBW Members Handbook and further information about your first walk. This may take a few days.
  9. You will be advised when your Probationary membership is activated by email. This may take a few days.
  10. As a Probationary member you will now have access to the Club Activities page and be able to nominate for a New Member Induction walk. New Member Induction walks are held regularly and one must be completed before you can go on any other Club walks.
  11. At a New Member Induction walk, you will be instructed on the Club processes, what to take on a Club walk, the BBW walk grading system, safety in the bush, the bushwalkers environmental code and other topics to ensure your walking experience is safe and enjoyable.

Applying for Ordinary Membership

Ordinary members pay a yearly subscription. They are entitled to vote, to stand for committee positions and to put themselves forward as walk leaders.

Probationary members who have completed a New Member Induction  and 4 other Club walks, excluding training walks, may apply for Ordinary membership.

Probationary membership may be renewed as often as necessary until the requirements to upgrade to ordinary membership have been fulfilled. The Club does not impose a time limit.

Please contact the Registrar, who will advise you of the correct amount of fees due, if any,  on upgrading.

  1. Check your walk history on the website to determine if you have completed the necessary walks.
     
  2. Advise the Registrar you want to apply by sending an email to 

    registrar@brisbanebushwalkers.org.au
     
  3. The Registrar will verify your eligibility and determine the fee to be paid to bring your membership in line with the Club’s membership year, based on the expiry
    of your current Probationary membership. Pay the fee advised by the Registrar by direct deposit.
     
  4. The Registrar will then update your membership record to 'Ordinary' and notify you by email.  You can also check this when you log on to the website. Please allow 1-2 weeks.

Membership Renewal

Ordinary Membership

Membership fees are reviewed each year at the AGM in October and any changes to fees are set at this meeting.

Membership must be renewed each year and fees must be paid within the quarter 1st December to 28th February.
Unfinancial members may not participate in Club activities.

Fees can be paid by direct deposit, using the bank details above.

No cash or cheque payments at meetings or by mail.

Ordinary member $40
Honorary life member $0

 

Probationary Membership

Probationary membership may be renewed as many times as necessary. The Club does not impose a time limit.

It is recommended that new members renew a month before the expiry date.

Please contact the Registrar before renewing so that the correct amount of fees is paid.


Re-Nomination

A former member may reactivate their membership.

Please email the Registrar  registrar@brisbanebushwalkers.org.au and provide
your contact details (Name, Address, Email, Phone) so the Registrar can find your previous membership in
the database.

The Registrar will notify you of your membership status and the membership fee required to re-join.

Leader Induction

If you are a member thinking of becoming a leader then start the process with a chat with leaders you meet on walks and any of the Committee members.

Leaders must be full members who have participated in at least 15 Club walks,excluding training walks.  All aspiring leaders must attend a leader training course which are run a couple of times a year.

The application and approval process are set out in Schedule 13 of the club's By-Laws in ‘Selecting BBW Activity Leaders’. The document also includes the Leaders’ Selection Criteria that the Committee uses when evaluating applications. These documents can be found under Resources, Rules and ByLaws.