The Bibbulmun Track is divided into 147 maintenance sections, varying in length from 5-10km. Some sections include a campsite. Volunteers adopt a section of the Track and are trained to look after it. Their role is essential in ensuring that the Track remains well-kept and well-loved. Each section is maintained by a team which may consist of one person working on their own, or a group of friends, family or work mates. Sometimes the responsibility for a section may be shared by more than one team.
The Bibbulmun Track is managed and maintained locally along its length by the six Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) districts through which it passes. The overall management of the Track is coordinated by DPAW’s Recreation and Trails Unit based in Perth. The Bibbulmun Track Foundation (BTF) recruits volunteers and manages the Eyes on the Ground Maintenance Program, which is just one of the ways that the Foundation and its volunteers provide support to DPAW in the management and maintenance of the Track.
Maintenance volunteers’ roles in the inspection, maintenance and reporting of the condition of the Track and its campsites contribute significantly towards the preservation of a world-class walking experience.
Newmont Boddington Gold is the Premier sponsor of the BTF and its ‘Eyes on the Ground’ Volunteer Maintenance Program.
You can assist by becoming a maintenance volunteer and be proud of your "own" little patch of the Track!