The Club's Risk Management Policy and Risk Assessment process encourages the safe conduct of our activities.

Typical measures that can reduce risk on a bushwalking activity include:

  • Personal preparedness of participants (fitness, food, water & gear);check before leaving meeting place for walk area.
  • Driving care on bush roads e.g. loose gravel; slippery surface; animals crossing.
  • Knowledge of weather forecast, conditions and season - to help avoid heat exhaustion/heat stroke; storms including lightning.
  • Bushfire risk awareness / Avoiding DPAW prescribed burn days / Escape routes
  • Advance knowledge of river conditions (e.g. Avon River) River crossing skills - and avoiding fast-flowing water and slippery rocks.
  • Advance knowledge of water availability and drinkability
  • Avoiding, and knowing how to attend to snakebite
  • Avoiding, and coping with irritating ticks
  • Recognising and respecting your own & the group’s limits, experience and abilities e.g. slower pace; additional care on difficult terrain, etc.
  • First aid skills in group (including first aid kits)
  • Vehicle access/evacuation routes in case of injury e.g. ankle sprains, falls, esp. on steep terrain, slippery rocks, scratchy scrub.
  • Map reading and navigation skills - especially when walking off-track.
  • Emergency communication backup e.g. Personal Locator Beacon; plus mobile phone.
  • Emergency contact/s - Let some responsible person - at home/other - know your plans.

Example 'Risk Assessment Forms' are available. Please email completed or updated Risk Assessment Forms to the Training and Safety Officer at for inclusion on the website and use by other leaders.

See information on this site about:



- Prescribed burns

Electrical storm