The Club’s Vision Statement provides an aspirational guide to the Committee and all members of what we want to be as a Club. It is supported by the Club’s strategic objectives and values. 

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.

Values that are keys to successfully pursuing our Club Vision, and to achieving our hopes and objectives include: 

  1. Enthusiasm and commitment among our members to contribute to the Club’s activities; 
  2. Individual responsibility to develop appropriate bushwalking skills and self-reliance; and
  3. Strong empathy for our natural walking environment. 

Club ideals and objectives that will help ensure the Club’s position as W.A.’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 (May to October) there are at least three day walks programed each week:  Two walks every Sunday - one ‘Easier’ and one ‘Harder’,  plus one mid-week walk, usually in the ‘Harder’ category. 
  • Backpacking program - During the peak local walking season (May to October) there is one overnight or multi-day trip each fortnight. Every alternate trip is mostly cross-country off-track. 
  • Off-season program - During November to April there is at least one local Club activity every Sunday and at least one backpacking trip per month in an appropriate area such as the coast.
  • Club activity leaders – At least 20% of the Club’s members are competent walks leaders who organise events for the walks program. 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 - At least 2 participants on an activity have first aid qualifications together with some additional training relating to remote area situations.
  • Navigation - 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.