Latest News

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

  • We have relocated

    9 August 2021

    After a few hectic weeks of packing up our YHA offices and sourcing a new home we are pleased to annouce we are officially open to the public again.

    We are now at 62 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge if you wish to buy merchandise (rather than online) or collect hire gear.

    Check our offices hours and other ways to get in touch on our website contact page.

    Please note we are still busy from the move, but we will do our very best to help you as soon as possible if you do visit us.

  • Partnering with the Children’s University Australasia

    5 July 2021

    We're excited to be partnering with the Children's University Australasia to bring Children's University to our world-famous Bibbulmun Track! 

    The Children’s University program opens a world of learning possibilities to young minds — by fostering wellbeing and encouraging children to discover new passions, visit new places and, above all, have fun!

    This is achieved by providing local Learning Destinations such as the Bibbulmun Track, as well as public libraries, zoos, parks, museums, art galleries, and other organisations.

    All Children’s University learning experiences are designed to have links to university courses and take place outside of the classroom e.g. during lunchtime, after school, weekends and holidays. Through a Passport to Learning, children participate in activities of their choice and are recognised for hours of participation through formal certificates at an on-campus graduation ceremony.

    Children’s University members can earn up to 3 hours in their Passport to Learning for walking the Bibbulmun Track and answering questions. They can earn up to 10 hours in total per year!

    Students need to walk part of a Track section as a day trip, or do a whole section as a holiday adventure.  Using the Family-friendly itineraries provided by the BTF makes planning the walk easy.

    Children’s University in Western Australia is delivered by Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia through the Children’s University Western Australia Partnership (CU WAP). To learn more about the program and opportunities to be involved, you can contact members of the CU WAP team  at or

  • Student involvement in Track maintenance – Spirit of Play Community School, Denmark

    2 July 2021

    The Spirit of Play Community School (PP – Year 6) have been looking after their section of Track since 2017.  As part of the Newmont ‘Eyes on the Ground’ Track maintenance program, the school have the sectional allocation from Ocean Beach Road to the trailhead at the Denmark River mouth.   

    The school’s Walkabout program sees all core classes (English, Maths, Science, Physical Education, Art and HASS) spend one day each week outside the classroom.  It includes walking for all students, with the distance suited to their age.  The students also cycle, as a large part of the section is dual-use pathway.  According to teacher and Track maintenance coordinator, Olly Watkins, the students use texts, websites, maps, and the knowledge of local Noongar Educators and Elders to learn about local plants, animals, insects and fungi; and also Denmark’s history.  “The kids love to see what they can find along the Track and notice the difference during the different Noongar Seasons”. 

    With the support of the Shire of Denmark, they have been involved in planting in the creek line opposite the school, where the Track approaches the river mouth.  Through engagement with the South Coast Bush Care service, they carry out weeding and bush care on different sections of the Track. 








    Other adventures take them further afield.  Recently, as part of a Refugee Ration Challenge, a group walked 11km from the school, along the Heritage Trail, to the Hay River.  Two years ago, a four-day expedition by the Upper Primary students involved cycling to the Booner Mundak shelter on the Munda Biddi Trail; then cycling to the Tree Top Walk and walking in to the Bibbulmun Track Giants campsite; then walking to the Frankland River (camping on a nearby farm); then completing the trip by paddling to Nornalup. 















    It’s fair to say that these kids are getting a great taste of the natural world through their outdoors education!  We hope this enjoyment continues and thank them very much for their contribution to the Bibbulmun Track. 

  • Western Australia’s native forests survey

    1 July 2021

    A new management plan for the South-West’s native forests is required every 10 years and before the formal consultation process for the Forest Management Plan 2024-23 starts, Amber-Jade Sanderson wants to hear from you. 

    A community survey has been created to give all Western Australians the opportunity to provide their views on the value and use of our South-West native forests.

    The survey has been developed by the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute and is open until Sunday, 1 August 2021.

    A fantastic opportunity for all Western Australians to act in a positive way to conserve our amazing forests for all of the future inhabitants of our country. It’s time to care for and take pride in our greatest asset… for our future.

    Take the survey

    A peaceful scene on the edge of the scarp.
    A peaceful scene on the edge of the scarp.

  • COVID-19 Response

    29 June 2021

    Please note that due to the lockdown, our office will be closed until the lockdown ends. Consequently, all merchandise orders will be delayed and other services requiring a visit to the office (such collection or return of hire equipment) will be suspended.

    If you need to contact us, please use the contact form on our website. Phone messages will be checked daily while the office is closed, however as we are working from home we will not be able to return your call until the office re-opens. Using the contact form will get a more prompt response.

    Visit the WA Government COVID-19 website for information on restrictions if you are currently out on the Track.

    Walkers should not leave the Perth Peel Region if already on the Track.