Latest News

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

  • Latest Calendar of Events now online!

    3 August 2018

    The Bibbulmun Track Foundation offers a variety of events to suit all ages and most fitness levels.

    From guided walks to learning how to cook amazing food on a fuel stove you're sure to find something that interests you!  

    Our events calendar is published twice a year.

    It includes day walks, overnight walks, ladies only walks, kids'events, and range of seminars and workshops.

    Check it out now.

  • Bibbulmun Track Foundation shocked and saddened by incident out on the Track.

    31 July 2018

    The Foundation understands that emergency services received a call just after 1.30pm about an incident in Paulls Valley on Saturday afternoon, near the start of the Bibbulmun Track.

    The incident left two people in hospital after one was allegedly run down by a car before both were allegedly set upon by the driver wielding a shovel. Both have now been discharged. Police say they did not know the driver and had not been involved in any prior incidents. We understand the Mitsubishi Triton had stolen number plates and the accused man is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court today. 

    The walkers were Finnish nationals visiting and working in Australia and the Honorary Consul General of Finland in Perth, Ross Norgard, said the Finnish Embassy was offering assistance to the victims.  The Foundation has also reached out to the walkers offering our support.

    Whilst we don’t know the exact details, we assume the incident occurred where the Track crossed over one of the roads in the area.  We have spoken directly with police, the Constable in charge of the case said this was a totally random act and there is no cause for any walkers out on the Track or other trails in the Perth Hills to be concerned. 

  • Lodgement of Group Notifications have moved.

    17 July 2018

    Lodgements of Group Notifications (previously known as Notice of Intent or NOI) have moved to the Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia website.

    Any groups with eight or more members, that are staying overnight on the Bibbulmun Track are requested to complete a Group Notification at least 4 weeks before their walk. This information assists other walkers with their planning and it helps manage and record group usage. This is not a booking system but rather a notification process as campsites cannot be booked. 

    Group size is set at a maximum of 17 people, including leaders. There are three specific group campsites on the Bibbulmun Track for up to 30 people (Mt Cook group site, Arcadia and Lyalls Mill). These numbers have been set to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the campsites, facilities and the surrounding environment.

  • Sandpatch Campsite Destroyed

    26 May 2018

    We are sad that we have lost our second campsite to fire this year.

    Shelter destroyed
    Shelter destroyed

     

    On Friday 25th May, a bushfire from an escaped prescribed burn  tore through the Torndirrup National Park in Albany and destroyed the most southern campsite on the Track.

     

    The roof on the shelter table
    The roof on the shelter table

    Sandpatch campsite was built in May 2012, along with Mutton Bird Campsite to replace Hidden Valley Campsite to the west because of the expansion of the wind farm.

    The fire burnt 620 hectares and the Track in this area will remain closed for many months.

    A diversion is in place. See the Section By Section Guide for more information and updates.

    In January this year, we lost Helena Campsite, near Mundaring, in a deliberately lit fire.

     

    The toilet, standing but damaged
    The toilet, standing but damaged

    Images of destroyed campsite from DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service, Albany.

     

    Sandpatch campsite before being destroyed in May, 2018.
    Sandpatch campsite before being destroyed in May, 2018.

  • Bushfires close Track

    25 May 2018

    The Track is CLOSED in two sections; Walpole and Albany. 

    For more information, click on the link and then click the Realignments/Diversions tab.

    1) Between Giants and Peaceful Bay from South Coast Hwy to Peaceful Bay due to a bushfire. 

    Rame Head Campsite is therefore also closed.

    A 10km diversion is in place. More info.

     

    2) Between Torbay and Albany between Sandpatch carpark and Frenchman Bay Rd is CLOSED due to a bushfire.

    This includes Sandpatch Campsite which was destroyed by the fire. A diversion is in place.

    More info.