Latest News

Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.

  • Prescribed burns impact upon the Track

    17 October 2016

    DPaW are currently undertaking a number of prescribed burns. 

    Prescribed burning to reduce fuel loads.
    Prescribed burning to reduce fuel loads.

    Make sure you stay up to date with closures and diversions along the Track.

    Where prescribed burning operations impact on the Track, temporary diversions will be put in place. Where the Track is diverted, walkers should follow the Waugal trail markers on yellow metal posts. Walkers should always adhere to instructions on signs posted on the Track for their own safety.

    Prescribed burning operations are dependent on appropriate weather conditions and as such, dates for operations are often not available until the day of the burn.

    As soon as we know a burn is about to take place, we will post the information on the Realignments/Diversions section of the relevant Section by Section guide. 

    Please check it before you head out.

  • Outdoors October Challenge ...

    19 September 2016

    The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is joining Outdoors October, celebrating the great outdoors across WA.  Grab a friend and begin your out door adventure, explore, discover, play and grow.  

    There are few places on Earth where walkers can experience over 1000 kilometres of unbroken natural environment with the scenic variety offered by the Bibbulmun Track.  

    With October School Holidays coming up there is no excuse to not get the whole family out and active.   Either book into one of our events, which caters for all ages and fitness levels or head out on to the track on your own.

    This is the time in WA where the outdoor sector invites EVERYONE in WA to get outdoors. With over 100 exciting outdoor events. Across WA outdoor clubs, organisations and businesses join with thousands in the outdoors. Check out the calendar for ideas. So join us with Outdoors WA today and – Go on.  Get Outside!

    Be sure to share with us via our Facebook page or Instagram  #bibbulmuntrack #outdoorsoctober photo's of your adventure!

  • New shelters a sign of the times

    9 September 2016

    BTF volunteers, Andy and Michelle Nelson, add the finishing touch to Brookton Campsite
    BTF volunteers, Andy and Michelle Nelson, add the finishing touch to Brookton Campsite
    It has been 18 months since bushfire ravaged the Bibbulmun Track, and we’re pleased to say that most of the diversions have been removed and four new campsites have been built. 

    The campsites at Brookton, Possum Springs, Gardner and Dog Pool now feature shelters built from aesthetically pleasing rammed earth walls and steel roofs. (NOTE:  As at 15 September the roofs on Gardner and Dog Pool are not finished - so walkers will still need to sleep in a tent).

    These materials are more fire resistant than the timber used previously and the shelters will hopefully survive with minimal damage if subjected to bushfires in the future.

    It will be interesting to see how these new shelters are received by walkers.  If you stay in a new shelter please let us know what you think. 

    Volunteer Guy Spouge checks out the new dunny
    Volunteer Guy Spouge checks out the new dunny

  • Wilderness First Aid Course 2017

    22 August 2016

    The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is hosting a 3-day Wilderness First Aid course through Wilderness First Aid Consultants on Saturday 4 to Monday 6 March (long-weekend) 2017.

    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 are now open! Click here for more information.

  • The Bibbulmun Track now recognised on Canada’s Bruce Trail

    31 May 2016

    The Bruce Trail Conservancy officially twinned a section of the Bruce Trail with the Bibbulmun Track on Sunday 29th May. The following message and photos were sent from Bruce Trail maintenance volunteers, Lynda and Carl, who recently hiked parts of the Bibbulmun Track.  Good to see Carl is wearing his Bibbulmun Track hat!

    G' day All from Canada
    How're you going?
    Today The Bruce Trail had the official opening of the 7km section designated as Bibb Track - Bruce Trail Friendship Trail. We shared some of our great memories of the Bibb and hope you & other Bibbers make it here some day to hike the Bruce smile
    Here's to friendship around the world through hiking.
    Lynda & Carl

    You can read more about the Bruce Trail here.