About - Governance

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

The 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.




Council (2023 - 24)

President: Hecate Jay (HikeWest)
Vice President:

Keith Dyson (Bushwalking Queensland)


Secretary: Kirsten Mayer (New South Wales)
Treasurer: Robyn Shingles (Bushwalking Victoria)
Insurance Contract Manager: Alan Sauran
Public Officer: Rod Quintrell (Walking SA)

State Delegates

NSW Kirsten Mayer, Jon Gray (deputy)
VIC Robyn Shingles, Jeff McDonell (deputy)
TAS Kent Lillico, Helen Plaistre (deputy)
QLD Keith Dyson, John Marshall (deputy)
WA Hecate Jay, Meelee Soorkia (deputy)
SA HSharon Kelsey, Rod Quintrell (deputy)


Contact Details

Postal Address: PO Box 1007 Templestowe VIC 3106

Email: info@bushwalkingaustralia.org


Bushwalking Australia delegates meet regularly via Zoom.