The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is proud to have developed important partnerships with a range of organisations and businesses.
These partnerships play a vital role in supporting our work in providing services to walkers and maintaining the Track in world-class condition.
From the funding of our volunteer maintenance program and the provision of office space, to providing wilderness first aid training and incentive prizes for members and volunteers, each partner makes a valuable contribution to the sustainability of the Foundation. The support of these organisations also means that 100% of all donations are used on the Track and not on administration.
For more information on partnering the Bibbulmun Track Foundation please contact Linda Daniels, Executive Director.
See a profile of each of our partners below...
Newmont Boddington Gold (NBG) is a gold mining and processing operation, 120 kilometres southeast of Perth, adjacent to the Bibbulmun Track in the Mt Wells area. Production at the mine ceased in November 2001 and the site was in a phase of care and maintenance until March 2006 when a decision to proceed with the NBG Expansion Project was made. The NBG Expansion Project relates to the mining and processing of basement rock from underneath the existing NBG oxide pits.
The history of the gold mine dates back to mid-1980 when gold was first discovered on the site. Mining commenced in 1987 and by the time the mine closed, almost 5 million ounces of gold had been produced.
NBG is an active community partner and supporter of community projects and local businesses. It is the proud sponsor of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation’s 'Eyes on the Ground' maintenance programme.
Anaconda was founded in November 2004 by an Australian retailing family. Anaconda's founders were concerned that Australia's outdoor and adventure culture was in decline, with many people seeking their leisure and entertainment indoors. This family, who love the outdoors themselves, realised that Australia really didn't have a one-stop-shop for outdoor and adventure equipment. This is how the vision of Anaconda - Australia's largest camping and adventure superstore - was born.
Anaconda is committed to continuing to provide high-quality gear and offer excellent value to all Australians. Anaconda believes in giving back to the communities in which they live. The conservation of national parks and the traditional homelands of the Aboriginal people is central to who they are. Anaconda promotes only responsible outdoor pursuits and always take responsibility for their actions because the environment is their business.
Born in 2016, Ultra Series WA is a thriving community of eclectic runners that stage some incredible events around the country from short beginner distances to crazy, ridiculous 200 milers. These include the Feral Pig event in the Darling Range and the Delirious West along the spectacular south coast section of the Bibbulmun Track.
Founder, Shaun Kaesler, has created a community for stories and reason, where everyone is equal whether the fastest of rabbits or the tortoise just knocking the distance out getting to that finish line. A community where adventures are created, lives are changed, astonishing achievements are created and egos are left at home.
If you share a passion for trails and running, you can find out more on their website.
Sea to Summit is committed to developing innovative essentials for your next adventure. For more than 20 years, Sea to Summit has been the leading manufacturer of thoughtfully designed, lightweight backpacking and adventure travel gear in Australia.
As the founding sponsor, Sea to Summit helped introduce the Leave No Trace concept of minimal environmental impact to Australia in 2003. The company was named in honour of co-founder Tim Macartney-Snape’s incredible 1990 solo expedition from the Bay of Bengal in India to the top of Mt. Everest.
Sea to Summit constantly strives to meet the needs of the hard-core minimalist, as well as the discerning traveller who demands gear that’s reliable, versatile and durable – all in the smallest load possible.
Whether your adventures take you to the sea or to a summit or places in between, Sea to Summit’s products will more than earn their space in your bag.
Since its inception, the name of Paddy Pallin became synonymous with the Australian bush, and the company he founded has grown to become Australia’s leading supplier of specialist outdoor and travel gear. The company has 13 stores throughout Australia.
Still owned by the Pallin family, the company continues its tradition of designing and sourcing technical adventure clothing and equipment for the Australian market. This has enabled the combining of cutting edge technology with the wisdom gleaned from many years of experience.
Small Things Wine from Margaret River in Western Australia produces handcrafted vegan-friendly premium wines packaged in aluminium cans.
The sustainable 250ml cans play a significant role in reducing energy and transportation costs with a significantly higher recyclability potential. Cans are infinitely recyclable, use less energy to manufacture, chill and transport.
Small Things Wines produces premium wines from the prestigious Margaret River region that are grown in sustainably accredited vineyards and made using sustainable winery practices in their sustainable accredited winery.
With nearly 6,000 employees in Australia and New Zealand, Veolia accompanies businesses and communities in their ecological transformation, providing solutions and innovations to achieve carbon neutrality. As the leader in environmental solutions, we provide a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services, designed to build a circular economy and protect the environment.
In 2021, the Veolia Group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours of energy and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste.
As a proud sponsor of the Bibbulmun Track, Veolia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present
Back Country Cuisine produces a delicious range of freeze dried meals ideal for walkers. The owners, Kara and Brent Crossan, pride themselves on producing high quality, tasty meals that are easy to prepare and provide high nutritional value. When they took over the business in 2009, Kara and Brent brought with them a whole lot of fresh ideas and ways to improve the product to make it what it is today. With the introduction of new machines and improvements to proecessing and ingredients the product has gone from strength to strength.
"Freeze dried food has come a long way throughout the years, although this is not to say peoples' perceptions of freeze dried food has developed as much as the taste. Our biggest marketing tool however, would be for people to taste back Country Cuisine just to see how much it has progressed over the years."
The product range includes breakfasts, savoury dinners and desserts - including the most fantastic cheesecake!
Back Country Cuisine is available at the following stores on, or near, the Track:
- BCF Midland
- Dwellingup Adventures
- Camping World Collie
- Balingup Visitor Centre
- Manjimup Mitre 10
- Ricketts Jack F & Co, Denmark
- Trailblazers, Albany
- Camping Kayaks 4 x 4, Albany
The purpose of the trails grants program is to further enhance the establishment and promotion of an integrated, statewide network of recreational trails for bush walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders.
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is grateful for funding provided through this Programme which not only assisted with the building of the Track, but also with subsequent upgrades. Funding has also assisted with a variety of other important projects including:
- The upgrade of our IT network and development of this website in 2012
- The building of a spur trail and group campsites for schools in 2011
- Mandalay Beach lookout in 2005
- The Bibbulmun Track User Survey conducted in 2003
- Installation of interpretive panels
- The design and printing of Bibbulmun Track promotional brochures
- Production of the Guide to Accommodation & Services along the Bibbulmun Track
- 40 free presentations to schools and youth groups to assist with planning and minimum impact
- Display system for events and promotional activities
- State Trails Day in 2001
- Establishing our Events Calendar in 1999
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is accredited by the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.
The Bibbulmun Track is one of WA's Top Trails. Discover more trails at www.trailswa.com.au
The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) manages 29 million hectares of WA’s parks and reserves and is the largest provider of outdoor recreational opportunities in the state.
While the Parks and Wildlife Service acts as land manager of the Track, the BTF is recognised as the primary focal point for community-based support and involvement and has primary responsibility for promoting the Track to potential walkers and maintaining the Track through the Newmont Boddington Gold “Eyes on the Ground” volunteer maintenance program. The relationship and key roles of each organisation are outlined in a memorandum of understanding.