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About Us - The South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club 


The South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club (SGWAAC) was formed to foster participation by local and regional communities in outdoor pursuits.

Our primary objective is to encourage the exploration of outdoor activities through a friendly and supportive environment. In doing so, we offer a wide ranging program of walking, hiking, cycling, paddling and social events.

The South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club was formed from the ashes of the South Gippsland Bushwalking Club of the 1970’s. Today we are to celebrate our 30th anniversary and now boast a membership base of 100 active members

The club offers a diverse range of activities ranging from a wander in the bush; a walk down the Prom; trekking across the Victorian Alps and; braving the cold climes of bushwalking heaven in Tasmania; canoeing, and white water rafting down Gippsland Rivers. Cycling, Rogaining and Hot-air ballooning have also featured over the years

Activities range from the short and easy to the occasionally hard multi-day treks and are held both during the week and at week-ends. They are designed to cater for all ages and all fitness levels.

Social events are held regularly to take advantage of both local offerings and those further afield. Dining, cultural, entertainment, exhibitions, and movies all feature on the events calendar

Our many experienced members happily welcome new members and are keen to share their knowledge as newcomers try bushwalking or other activities for the first time. We also have a range of hiking, camping and paddling equipment for hire so that new (and seasoned!) members can try things out before they buy their own.

Benefits of Membership

• A vibrant and engaged membership;
• A multi-faceted program of activities including bushwalking, cycling, paddling and more
• Networking, cultural and social events
• Footprints – our Club Newsletter;
• Intermittent but exclusive membership offerings;
• Our Resource Library including online ‘how to’s’, checklists and tips, books and maps;
• Monthly club meetings - to contribute to the workings of the club and activities program;
• Complimentary public liability and personal accident insurance;
• Membership of Bushwalking Victoria;
• Opportunity to ‘Hire’ before you buy a range of hiking, camping and paddling equipment;
• The learnings of our many experienced members

Club Meetings

The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the RSL Leongatha

• General Club Meetings at 6.00pm at the RSL Leongtha bimonthly.  
• Executive Committee Meeting at 6.00pm at the RSL Leongatha on every other alternate month

These meetings are an excellent opportunity to view the club first hand and contribute to the workings of the club and activities program.

Our Governance

The South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club (SGWAAC) operates as an Incorporated Association under the Victorian Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and adopted the Associations Incorporation Reform Act Model Rules in 2012 - see here

Registration number: A0022914A

Date registered: 16 April 1991

ABN: 40 049 652 178

Office Bearers 2023-24

President:   Ian Mayer
Vice-President:   John Scales
Secretary:    Phillip Box
Treasurer:   Jean Jackson
Activities Coordinator:  Alec Stewart
Tuesday Walks Coordinator:  Graham Clements
Cycling Co-ordinator   Graham Clements
Paddle Co-ordinator  Avenel Casson
Editor  Vacant
Website Administrator  Vacant