The Perth Bushwalkers Club vision is:

To be Western Australia’s leading bushwalking club, with an active & engaged membership keen to challenge themselves and to develop their bushwalking skills and self-reliance while contributing to their fellow members’ enjoyment of the natural environment.

 Club ideals and objectives that help ensure our position as WA’s leading bushwalking club include:

  • The program mix - The walks program contains a mix of adventurous and sometimes innovative activities as well as familiar and/or relaxing events.
  • Day walks program - During the peak local bushwalking season (March to November) there are at least three day walks programed each week:  two walks every Wednesday - one ‘easier’ and one ‘harder’ -  plus one or two Saturday or Sunday walks, with other day walks programmed on occasion. 
  • Backpacking program - During the peak local walking season (March to November) there is one overnight or multi-day trip each month.
  • Off-season program - During December to March there is typically one local Club activity every Wednesday and Sunday (excluding the Christmas week) and one backpacking trip in an appropriate area such as the coast.
  • Club activity leaders – Approximately 20% of the Club’s members are competent walks leaders who organise events for the walks program. More thank half of this number is skilled to lead cross-country (off-track) walks. Leaders possess a good level of experience and self-reliance relevant to the type of activity they are leading; first aid training and appropriate navigation skills.
  • Non-leaders - Members who are unable to help with leading activities or work on the Committee assist in a more individual way. They ensure that their own skills and abilities are developed and maintained at a level allowing them to fully enjoy the activities they participate in and to provide competent assistance to the leader in the event of an emergency.
  • First aid skills - We endeavour to ensure that at least 2 participants on an activity have first aid qualifications together with some additional training relating to remote area situations.
  • Navigation - Typically, at least 25% of participants possess sufficient navigational skills to be aware of their location at all times and are able to make their own way (and guide others) to safety in the event of an emergency.
 The Club’s friendly, can-do culture and its ongoing success is largely attributable to our many contributing members, an active Committee and the tireless work of our willing walk leaders who are vital to the Club.