Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
26 November 2014
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is hosting a 3-day Wilderness First Aid course through Wilderness First Aid Consultants on 28 Feb - 2 March (long-weekend) 2015.
This 3-day course is a well rounded introduction to Wilderness First Aid for bushwalkers, climbers, paddlers and those who find themselves out and about. It includes CPR and scenario based teaching. This course serves as an introduction to all of the essential topics of Wilderness Medicine. Having a little extra time for scenarios as well as Adult CPR/EAR will set you up well to deal with a variety of patients in the outdoors.
You will be issued with Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification valid for three years as well as a CPR Certification valid for one year.
During this course you will have a written and practical CPR/EAR assessment component. You will also be critiqued on your performance during scenarios to ensure understanding of basic principles.
Registrations will open soon! To view the course outline click here.
To register your interest and be the first to receive priority notice when registrations open, email us now.
24 November 2014
Following the catastrophic Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, and more recent fires in Western Australia such as Parkerville in 2014, community expectations for response and management of fire risk have changed.
During periods of higher fire risk throughout the bushfire season, Parks and Wildlife will provide information regarding park closures and bushfire risk, while recognising the need for people to take responsibility for their own actions and safety. The Department will endeavour to do this in a way that doesn’t discourage enjoyment of Western Australia’s parks.
We recommend people do not walk on the Bibbulmun Track if the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above.
Walking on the Track is best limited to late March through to late November. Cooler days provide for more enjoyment and less risk to personal health and safety, so please consider not walking on the Track on hot days this summer.
Please note that during the prohibited fire season, campfires will not be permitted at any Bibbulmun Track campsite ad walkers will need to carry a fuel stove.
For more information about park and recreation site closures please visit the parks, trails and road closures web page.
For information on the Fire Danger Ratings visit DFES website.
8 November 2014
In March 2015, we will be holding our third End-to-Enders Picnic since the opening of the new alignment of the Bibbulmun Track in 1998.
Walkers who have registered their End-to-End will receive an invite by email (or post if they reside in WA and have no email address) in the coming months.
If you are an End-to-Ender and have not yet registered your walk there is still time to do so. Please visit our End-to-Enders registration page on information on how to do so.
If you are not sure whether you registered your walk, then you can log onto your profile using your email address that we have for you and your password (if you don't have a profile then it is possible you are not registered). For information on how to log onto your profile please visit our website help page. You can also update your details there and manage subscriptions.
There are a limited number of tickets available and there is no admission fee but only walkers who have registered their End-to-End will receive the invite. There will be limited tickets available for friends or family of registered walkers.
Please log into your profile and update any details that may have changed.
We look forward to seeing End-to-Enders in March. Keep an eye out for your invite with all the details.
Why do we need people to register their End-to-End walk?
The Foundation relies on funding from various sources including sponsorship and grants. Access to funding is often dependent on demonstrating how many people use the Bibbulmun Track. Registering your end-to-end can assist us in attracting funds to ensure the Bibbulmun Track remains a long distance walk trail of international significance and quality.
6 November 2014
KPMG were crowned as 2014 Bibbulmun Team Challenge Champions at an Awards ceremony earlier this week. A fantastic time was had by all the teams who were able to catch up and reminisce about their experiences on the Track.
Challenge Champions: KPMG (2355 points)
Joint Runners Up: Sierra Grandies & Axis of Ignorance (2050 points)
4th: SP_CE (1975 points)
5th: Geraldton Grammar School (1925 points)
6th: The Sharp Squad (1905 points)
7th: CBA (1800 points)
8th: Long Way to Go (1430 points)
Team SP_CE were presented with 'The Jim Freeman Spirit of the Bibbulmun Award'. This special award is presented to the team who shows the most affinity with the bush and who excel at working as a team through adversity, to push personal boundaries and grow both individually and as a team. The teams who have won the award thus far agree it’s almost as big an honour as winning the team challenge.
Congratulations to all the teams involved in this year's challenge. We are overwelmed by the fantastic feedback we have received from all participants.
"We all had an absolutely fantastic time and certainly learned a great deal also. Truly one of the best events / programs I’ve been on. A credit to you and your team. FLAWLESS!" Ashraf Dashlooty, Director & Principal Consultant, Haseen (Team SP_CE).
8 September 2014
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