Friends of the Great South West Walk

Become a Member, Supporter or Sponsor of the Friends of the GSWW

The Friends of the Great South West Walk is not for profit organisation that is largely self funded.  We depend on members, supporters and sponsors’ contributions, sales of merchandise, donations and government grants.  We also gratefully receive, from Parks Victoria, some financial and administrative assistance.

By becoming a Member, Supporter or Sponsor you enable the many volunteers of the Friends GSWW to maintain, upgrade and promote the 262km Walk. Your support is greatly appreciated in assisting the volunteer effort making the GSWW an Australian iconic walk enjoyed by locals and the broader community.

Member: Active Volunteer Category which includes committee members, track maintenance crews, walking groups, volunteers at landcare and school sessions and other working bees.                                           

Supporter: Non-membership category (does not require insurance cover)

Friends Supporter – not active as a volunteer and not participating in recreational walks or any working bees. 

Business / Corporate / Schools Sponsor – Bronze/ Silver (acknowledged on this website and at events)

Please note:  Only Members will be covered by insurance and have voting rights.

All Members, Supporters and Sponsors will continue to receive newsletters, invitations to events and information re the GSWW.

Annual Friends Members, Supporters, Sponsors Fees.

Member – Single$45
Member – Family$90
Member – Concession$35
Supporter – Single$40
Supporter – Family$80
Supporter – Concession$30
Business, Corporate, School, Sponsor – Bronze$140
Business, Corporate, School, Sponsor – Silver$1,000

Choose your Member/Supporter/Sponsor category (below) and pay online…..

Note: New members and supporters please complete the registration form attached and email to 

Member Registration Form


Silver Corporate Sponsors:

Bronze Corporate Sponsors:  Coddrington Nursery, Nelson Cottages, Get Away Trekking, A2C International, Bindaree Outdoor Education Services, Portland Disposals, South West Adventures – Ramon Francis.

Corporate Complimentary: Julia Street Creative Space, Glenelg River Cruises, Mibus Bros – Portland, Brewster Walsh & Assoc – Portland, Portland Community Garden, Parks Victoria.

Schools:  St. Leonards College Mt Gambier, Brighton Grammar Melbourne, Portland Secondary College, Bayview College – Portland.

Our thanks also to the many Not-For-Profit  community groups and associations that support our efforts.

Land Care:

We would like to acknowledge the support of the teachers and students of Wesley College, Melbourne who have participated in landcare working bees with the Friends over many years.