Bibbulmun Bush Survival

  • When: Saturday 11 June 2022 at 9:00am to Sunday 12 June 2022 at 9:00am
  • Where: Near Kalamunda (check your web account for details once you have booked) to Near Kalamunda | Section/s: The Darling Range
  • Rating: Beginners | Category: Overnight Adventures

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Join us for an overnight walk packed with a range of theoretical and practical exercises to keep you safe on the Bibbulmun.

This event focusses on a wide range of subjects relating to bush survival and walking the Track. The event is run by Steve Sertis, Foundation Events Manager and Lead Guide. Steve has been involved with the Bibbulmun Track for more than 20 years and has walked it many times end-to-end.

There are a number of theoretical as well as practical exercises that we will engage in as a group over the course of the event.


Please ensure you have read and understood the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and other booking conditions before you proceed with this booking.

I learnt so much and the information and skills taught are so useful. Everyone should do this. I will recommend this course to my friends!

We only walk 2km each day carrying our overnight packs (food, clothing, stove, tent etc). The distance is short to give us the maximum time to focus on our activities on Saturday which include:

  • Map and compass reading with a night walk, off-track night navigation, a longer off-track day time navigation exercise and finding emergency exits
  • First Aid basics and poison plant identification
  • Water procurement methods
  • Bush fire survival
  • Fuel stove use
  • Tent siting and more.

Participants will require a sound level of fitness and be prepared to walk through the bush, off-track in the night in a small group. 

We finish early on Sunday morning.

Solid, very useful introduction to vital bush camping and survival skills that are very applicable to anyone venturing into the bush from a day-walk to a through-hike. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in venturing into the bush at all, particularly for beginners but also for people with some experience who are interested in learning new skills. Ana - event participant.

Includes trip preparation notes, map, experienced guides and equipment hire. BYO food. Own transport to walk start. 

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Once you have booked, watch for the automated email with instructions on how to download the event information, or see our website help page.

Your Event Guide/s:
  • Photo of Steve Sertis

    Steve Sertis

    Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!

  • Photo of Ce Kealley

    Ce Kealley

    Hi! I’ve been walking the Track since the late 90’s, and like many, started slowly along the big hill curve of learning. A warning: the Bib is addictive. To me, being in the bush is a form of meditation. The whole Track is my favourite section but I must admit to being very fond of sitting on top of Mount Cooke, watching the eagles circle the skinks, and just soaking it all in. I enjoy sharing my love of the Track with novice walkers so hope to see you out there soon.

  • Photo of Christian Mau

    Christian Mau

    Hi everyone. I have been member of the Foundation since 2016, after my family and I had been walking various parts of the Track and we were considering an end-to-end walk together. I still haven’t completed my end-to-end walk but aim to do so in the future. As a keen hiker, I have walked and hiked several trails in Australia and overseas. My aim as a volunteer guide is to introduce people to the Track - making it an enjoyable, exciting and memorable experience whilst also sharing some of my experiences as a maintenance volunteer with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation. It is a great pleasure to be able to be outdoors and connect with nature and people.