About - Governance

Bushwalking Australia is incorporated in South Australia (Incorporation No. A38062).

The basic principles behind the governance of Bushwalking Australia are:

  • Bushwalking Australia is a Federation of State-based peak-body organisations who in turn have clubs and individuals as members. Northern Territory clubs are represented by South Australia and Australian Capital Territory clubs by New South Wales.
  • Bushwalking Australia is governed by a Council consisting of a delegate from each State plus co-opted members.
  • Each State elects a delegate to be a Council Member of Bushwalking Australia and only delegates have voting rights. A deputy delegate is also elected from each state to stand in for the delegate when required.
  • The Office Bearers are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Insurance Officer.
  • The Presidency of Bushwalking Australia periodically rotates from state to state.
  • The Council has the power to co-opt additional members.

 

Constitution

 

Council (2016 - 17)

President: Andrew Davey (Bushwalking Tasmania)
president@bushwalkingaustralia.org
Vice President:

Gavin Dale (Bushwalking Queensland)

vice-president@bushwalkingaustralia.org

Secretary: David Atkins (Bushwalking Tasmania)
secretary@bushwalkingaustralia.org
Treasurer: Bill Gehling (Walking South Australia)
treasurer@bushwalkingaustralia.org
Insurance Contract Manager: Chris Towers
insurance@bushwalkingaustralia.org
Public Officer: Bill Gehling (Walking SA)
info@bushwalkingaustralia.org
 

State Delegates

NSW Alex Allchin, Kirsten Mayer (deputy)
VIC Peter Campbell, Chris Towers (deputy)
TAS David Atkins, Andrew Davey (deputy)
QLD Gavin Dale, John Marshall (deputy)
WA Des Cook, Terry Mahoney (deputy)
SA Bill Gehling,  Greg Boundy (deputy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact

 

Meetings

  • BA meets regularly via national teleconference, and communications are by
    email and telephone wherever practical.
  • A face to face Conference is held annually.

Past Office Bearers

pdfList of Bushwalking Australia Office Bearers since 2004352.29 KB