How to Join

Steps to joining:

  1. Hit one of the buttons below (‘Apply online’ or ‘Apply by post’) and complete the Membership Application form.
  2. Acknowledge risks and obligations, either as part of your online application or by signing & returning the Acknowledgement of Risk Form if applying by post.
  3. Pay the joining and subscription fee, either as part of your online application or as detailed below.

You need to be 18 years of age or over to join.

Membership fees:

One-off Joining Fee Annual Subscription (includes free monthly e-Circular) Optional monthly paper Circular in addition to e-Circular (extra charge) Total payable
$15 $33 $30 $48 OR $78

Payment options:

  • Paypal or credit card (available for online applications) – our preferred option
  • Pay by direct credit to the Club bank account, Commonwealth Bank, Hobart Walking Club, BSB 067 002, Account number 2804 3645. Include your name in the payment details. If applying on paper, write payment details on the top of the form.
  • Pay over the counter at your bank to the Club bank account, as above.
  • Pay by cheque – send to the Hobart Walking Club at GPO Box 753, Hobart, Tas, 7001.

Annual subscriptions will be due for renewal each year on the anniversary of your joining date.

When your application is accepted, we will advise you by email with details about your Prospective Membership. We will also post you a Welcome Pack with more information. You will be able to immediately join in our Club activities. As a Prospective Member, you must book with or contact the Trip Coordinators before each trip.

For more information, contact the New Members Officer, Storm Foulkes, at   newmembers@hobartwalkingclub.org.au   or (03) 6229 2913.

Next steps: How to graduate from prospective to full membership:

 To gain full membership of the Club, you need to complete three qualifying trips and a Club Essential Skills Day within 12 months of becoming a Prospective Member. You then need to be nominated by a Full Member of at least 12 months’ standing (usually the New Members Officer).

  • Two of the qualifying trips must be qualifying Club walks advertised In the Current Activities list on the website and in the Circular. One could be a hut working bee, a Club organised track clearing weekend, a training weekend, a bicycle trip of at least 35 kms, a ski trip or a kayak trip of at least 14 nautical miles.
  • The Essential Skills Day is an opportunity to learn about the Club. It also includes some basic instruction in bushcraft, map reading and use of a compass, survival and care of the bush environment.

If you are currently a member of another Australian bushwalking club, you may apply for exemption from the prospective stage of membership. If you wish to discuss this, contact the New Members Officer, Storm Foulkes, at    newmembers@hobartwalkingclub.org.au   or (03) 6229 2913.