Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
2 December 2013
Our popular Bibbulmun & Beyond 9-day tour, departs on the 12th May 2014.
Led by experience guides, you will explore all the best sections along the Bibbulmun Track in day walks.
The tour then ventures beyond into the Stirling Ranges for a climb up Bluff Knoll and the reward of spectactular 360 degree views.
Comfortable accommodation, meals and transport in our private bus is included. All you need is a pair of boots, your camera and a sense of adventure.
The whole experience was seamless with professional, enthusiastic, friendly and well organised guides
For more information and a full dossier click here.
1 December 2013
Fire bans will come into play over summer on the Bibbulmun Track. During this time walkers are not permitted to light any camp fires or wood operated stoves and should carry a fuel stove.
They will continue at least to March 2014 and possibly beyond depending on weather conditions.
Check the Section by Section Guide relevant to the section you are walker for any fire notices.
Notices will also appear at campsites.
No fires are permitted at any time of year at two campsite in the northern section (Yourdamung and Blackwood) and between the Mt Chance campsite (south of Northcliffe) through to Albany.
We strongly encourage walkers to always use fuel stoves to cook on whenever they are walking the Bibbulmun Track.
Campfires are great to sit around, but they can have an adverse effect on the environment.
More info about total fire bans and permanent fire bans at specific Bibbulmun Track campsites.
More info about bush fires and safety.
19 November 2013
On Sunday 17th November, the Bibbulmun Track Foundation held a volunteer thank you day at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre in Kalamunda.
Around 70 volunteers enjoyed a delicious morning tea , where long-time Board member and Acting Director General of DPaW Jim Sharp presented the Mountain Designs rewards to 61 of our wonderful volunteers, while Foundation ED Linda Daniels presented the Long Service Awards.
As well as giving thanks and acknowledging commitment and enthusiasm, Thank You Days allow us to relax with volunteers. It is a time to share the successes and happy times of the past year, renew friendships and to get to know volunteers who have joined us during the year.
Volunteers are vital to the work of the Foundation and without them we would not be able to achieve all we do. A very sincere thank you to all of our 300 volunteers – your contribution, be it large or small, is very much appreciated.
17 October 2013
The Barnett government has announced it is withdrawing six regional bus services by the end of this year.
The bus services are between:
Boxwood Hill to Bremer Bay - 33 passengers last year
Albany to Ravensthorpe/Hopetoun - 1203 passengers last year
Quairading to Narembeen
Northam to Mukinbudin
The Bunbury to Collie & Boyup Brook bus carried 3768 passengers in the 2012-2013 financial year. Many more than the other services being axed.
The Public Transport Authority argued that the average subsidy per TransWA passenger is $19.06, but the Northam to Mukinbudin service was $152.96 and the Albany to Ravensthorpe service subsidy is $163.75 per passenger.
But the subsidy for the Bunbury to Collie & Boyup Brook service is only $52.07 per passenger. That's over $100 less than the other services.
Collie is a major town along the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trails. Many people wishing to complete the track or trail in sections, start and stop this part of the route in Collie. Many catch the bus in or out of town to be able to enjoy this opportunity.
Cancelling this service will make that harder for visitors wishing to spend a weekend in Collie or Boyup Brook - or for residents of these and nearby towns, to spend the weekend in Perth and return in time for Monday. It will also mean the end of any subsidized fares for pensioners or health care card holders without vehicles - which could make it hard for them to visit specialists or medical treatment and family in Perth.
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3 October 2013
Web designer Brendan Underwood from Ipixel won the state award in the 2013 Web Awards for their work on the Bibbulmun Track website. The criteria for winning the award was based on the website content as well as the design. The state win puts Ipixel in the running for the national award.