Initially we recommend you spend little or no money until you discover which activities you enjoy. Discussion with experienced members will reveal the "pros and cons" of their style of boots, backpacks etc. Personal preferences vary considerably. Specialised equipment can cost alot of money per item, therefore you should be sure you will continue bushwalking and know which items are best for your choice of walks or camps. There are some things that you must always take on any walk and this is covered in the 'Always Take' section of your Members Handbook and is also included in the lists below. Note that up until 2017 the club used to list these items on 'page 3' of the monthly hard copy magazine, so you will occassionally find members referring to 'page 3' items - these are the 'always take' items.
Equipment is available from the Club for hire. This is a good way to "try before you buy" and discover which styles or brands suit you.
Specialised bushwalking shops sell an extensive range of gear and many offer a 10% discount to Club Members. Family camping stores also have a range of items but don't stock as much lightweight equipment for through walking.