About Us

Brindabella Bushwalking Club (BBC) is based in Canberra, ACT, has around 400 members, and offers a wide range of walking opportunities.  These include half-day and full day walks on Wednesdays, and full day walks on Saturdays and Sundays.

BBC is an affiliated member club of Bushwalking NSW.

A new walks program is produced twice a year, covering six months of activities including bushwalks, urban walks, and other activities to suit all standards of walkers.

Day walks usually take place in Canberra, rural areas of the ACT including Namadgi National Park, and nearby New South Wales.

The membership year is from 1 October to 30 September.

If you can’t find what you would like to know in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below, please ask using the Contact Form.

Walking Activities

The club walking program consists mainly of day walks on Saturday and Sunday, but there are also overnight pack walks.

Mid-week day and half day walks are held every Wednesday – many in conjunction with the other Canberra-based clubs.  More information on these is in the next section.

Popular features of the club program are longer trips away which usually involve base camping or staying in cabins or similar accommodation and doing a series of day walks with light packs.  There is usually at least one overseas trip each year.

You are welcome to join us on a walk – click in the Green box below to see the current program. 

Covid 19

Wear a mask when car sharing – right now, this is the riskiest of our activities!

Car sharing is likely to occur where a long drive is involved, where parking is limited at the start of the walk and when a 4WD vehicle is required. However, it is never mandatory – you can always take your own vehicle.

Coronavirus is still with us and the winter/spring resurgence this year is predicted to be the most infectious period we have faced.   Should any changes to the way we operate be required, they will be detailed in the latest newsletter (below).

Continue to take care and follow the advice of Health authorities to protect yourself and your community.

Late Return from a Walk

There can be many simple reasons for a walk finishing later than expected and, if the group is beyond mobile phone coverage, they cannot tell anybody the reason.  If it is many hours later than expected, family members can contact one of the club’s Emergency Officers to see if they know anything about it.  They probably won’t but, now that they know, they can begin activating emergency procedures.  The ACT and/or NSW Emergency Services will not initiate any search or rescue activities until the next morning unless a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) has been activated.  

The Emergency Officers can be contacted on 6281 5810 and 6286 4342 or at 

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Day Walks on Wednesday

Short/Easy Wednesday walks

These half-day walks of 10 km or less are held throughout the year.  If you are interested, come and try some of the walks.

Easy/Medium Wednesday walks

These are conducted every Wednesday in cooperation with the Canberra Bushwalking Club (CBC). They are graded at the upper level of ‘Easy’ or the lower level of ‘Medium’.  They will usually take most of the day, but will be easier than the Medium/Hard Wednesday walk to be conducted on that day.

Medium/Hard Wednesday walks

Medium/Hard Wednesday walks are conducted in cooperation with CBC and the National Parks Association (NPA).  These walks are Medium (grade 8) to the lower end of Hard (grade 12); sometimes difficult or exploratory.

Notification of Wednesday Walks

Descriptions of Wednesday walks are emailed separately to interested members a few days before the walk.  Members wishing to regularly receive details of these walks need to send a request showing their name and email address to for the Short walks, and/or for the Easy/Medium and Medium/Hard walks.  

Information for members

Meeting Times and Places

The normal departure time is 9.00 am, unless shown otherwise.  Note that a walk highlighted with *** indicates a different starting time OR a non-standard starting location (possibly both).

Please arrive 10 minutes before the departure time to allow the leader time to organise the car-pooling. The usual meeting places and their symbols are shown below. Please do not stand on the roadway at the meeting place, obstructing traffic.

K:       Kambah Village shopping centre car park, corner Drakeford Drive and Marconi Crescent, opposite the petrol service station
NL:     North Lyneham shops, Colville St, off Montford Circuit, off Cossington Smith Crescent
Q:       Queanbeyan Swimming Pool car park, Campbell Street
S:        Spotlight Queanbeyan car park, 6-8 Bungendore Rd (aka Kings Highway)
W:      The Weston Creek Tennis Courts car park, in Dillon Close, which comes off Namatjira Drive directly opposite and north of McDonalds at Cooleman Court.

Please note that the club does not cover you for personal accident insurance.


Car sharing is arranged at meeting places. The contribution for each passenger is shown in the walk description and must be paid to the driver in cash. Presently, this is based on 14 cents per passenger per kilometre, rounded to the nearest dollar.

Facebook site

The Facebook page provides additional information for members and non-members alike with photos, walk reports and much more. Visit it at: You can set your facebook page to receive notifications every time there is a new post.


What You Need to Know

Recent Club Newsletters

(All the earlier newsletters are in the Resources for Members page)

Documents for Leaders and Members

Our Mailing Address

The Membership Secretary
Brindabella Bushwalking Club
PO Box 396, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614


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