Equipment & Hire

Day walk equipment checklist

For a full checklist of things to do, think about and pack to help you prepare for your first day walk see Getting started - day walks on the Short Walks page.

Mt Cuthbert, located just north of Sullivan Rock is a popular spot for walkers on the Bibbulmun Track.
Mt Cuthbert, located just north of Sullivan Rock is a popular spot for walkers on the Bibbulmun Track.
Here is a quick suggested list - you may wish to add to, or subtract from it.

  • Bibbulmun Track map, Bibbulmun Track day walk map pack or Bibbulmun Track Guidebook and map combination.
  • Comfortable pair of walking shoes or boots.
  • Comfortable loose fitting clothes.
  • A watch, to decide when to turn back etc.
  • Sun hat.
  • A small daypack containing:
    • A bottle of water (1-2 litres depending on distance, terrain and weather).
    • A basic First-aid kit and blister kit (Fixomul etc).
    • Snack food/lunch.
    • Insect repellent and sunscreen.
    • A water/windproof jacket.
    • Warm clothing.
    • Beanie/gloves.
    • Binoculars/camera.
    • Toilet paper.

Overnight walk equipment checklist

Overlooking Quarram Beach with everything packed to get us to Denmark.
Overlooking Quarram Beach with everything packed to get us to Denmark.
For a full checklist of things to do, think about and pack to help you prepare for your first overnight walk see Getting started- overnight walks on the Short Walks page.

The Overnight Walk Equipment Checklist is a suggested list - you may wish to add to, or subtract from it.

Watch a short video on how to wear a pack and adjust the straps correctly.

Watch a short video on how to pack your pack.

Equipment hire

The Foundation has an equipment hire service to get your started.
The Foundation has an equipment hire service to get your started.
If you do not have any of the major items, the Foundation has a hire service available for:

  • Backpacks (children's sizes 30 litres to 50 litres, adult sizes 50 litres to 80 litres).
  • Sleeping bags with liners (synthetic, rated to 0° Celsius, cotton liners).
  • Sleeping mats (closed cell foam).
  • One and two person tents (approx. 2kg to 2.7kg).
  • Stoves - Trangia type 1-2 person (0.9kg) or 2-3 person (1.2kg) (fuel not supplied).
  • Stoves - Jetboil Zip, 500ml. Gas not included.
  • Personal Locating Beacons (PLBs) GME MT410, 235 grams.
  • Food dehydrators (available to members only - maximum two week hire).

All hire periods are for a minimum of one week. See below for prices.

Unfortunately we do not hire satellite phones. However you can contact Rent-a-sat-phone.

General equipment

Complete the hire booking form (not for Personal Locating Beacons or Dehydrators - see below to hire these items) and send it in to us with full hire payment.

Bookings cannot be made over the phone or without payment. A bond is required at the time of collection of gear. See the booking form for details and hire conditions.

Personal Locating Beacons (PLBs)

A PLB is a must for any extended walk especially if you are going solo.
A PLB is a must for any extended walk especially if you are going solo.
The PLBs for hire are the GME MT410 which operate on the new 406 MHz frequency, are waterproof, compact and weigh 235 grams. Check the specifications.

You may hire these for use anywhere within Australia or New Zealand only.

If you wish to hire a Personal Locating Beacon (PLB) please read the Conditions of Hire and  complete the PLB booking and disclaimer form and send it to us so that it arrives preferably five business days prior to the start of the hire period.

Please read the PLB Instructions for Use before you take the PLB on your outdoor adventure.

Note that the new PLBs are required to be registered to the user. All mandatory fields on the booking form must be completed before a hire will be approved. The Foundation will register the beacon for you. Read more.

Please book early! Our equipment is in high demand during the walking season (April to November). PLBs are often booked out months in advance.

We also suggest that you read the PLB User's Manual before your walk.

Food dehydrators

These are available to members only - not a member? Join now.

What is a food dehydrator?

A dehydrator is a healthy way to prepare and carry lightweight food.
A dehydrator is a healthy way to prepare and carry lightweight food.
A food dehydrator is an appliance that removes moisture from food to aid in its preservation. A food dehydrator uses heat and air flow to reduce the water content of foods. The water content of food is usually very high, typically 80% to 95% for various fruits and vegetables and 50% to 75% for various meats. Removing moisture from food restrains bacteria from growing and spoiling food. Further, removing moisture from food dramatically reduces the weight of the food. Dehydration is therefore an excellent way to prepare foods for carrying when bushwalking.

The Ezi-dri food dehydrator comes with an instruction and recipe book, five trays, one mesh sheet and four solid sheets for liquids.

Download the food dehydrator conditions of hire and booking form.

Download the food dehydrator care information sheet.

For more information on food dehydrating see our webpage on Food.

Ezidri Dehydrators have kindly supplied the Foundation with two food dehydrators at a reduced cost so that they can be hired out to members. We thank them for their support. Visit Ezidri Dehydrators.

Hire prices

All prices are based on a minimum period of hire of one week. Pick up is by arrangement between Monday and Friday, 9am- 3.45pm (staff and volunteers leave at 4pm so you need to be there a little earlier to complete any paperwork) from our shop/office. All prices include GST.

Item Members price Non-members price
Backpack $27 $33
Sleeping bag with liner $20 $25
Sleeping mat $3 $5
Fuel stove (Trangia) $22 $27
Fuel stove (Jetboil Zip) $35 $45
Tent (1 or 2 person) $37 $42
PLB $35 $45
PLB end-to-end (8 weeks) $170 $200
Food dehydrator $35 n/a