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Friends Volunteers: Come and join us!

The Friends of the Great South West Walk is an active voluntary group in Victoria’s south west. Regular crews work along the 252km walk, trimming, mowing and repairing the walk, while Landcare groups work on erosion control and revegetation in the most exposed sections.  New volunteers welcome. 

Contact:  Jen 0417 345440    Gordon 0428 234248   Frank 0448 430537    Graeme 0355231927

The Friends Group also plans regular walks on and around the Great South West Walk, co-ordinated by members and experienced walkers. New walkers, whether for regular or occasional walks,  are always welcome.   

Contact: Jennie 0447 347159 Phyl 0488 629163  Julie 0355232131  Lou 0400 145220   

Track Maintenance Crews:

Click the links below for information about each group.

The Tuesday Gang

The Thursday Crew

The Saturday Crew

Landcare Teams:

Click the link below to find out more about Landcare Projects around Cape Bridgewater. 

Erosion and Weed Control & Revegetation

Walking Groups:

Recreational Walks Program
Walking with the Friends Group offers the opportunity to walk with others and share knowledge of the history, terrain, flora and fauna of this beautiful South-West corner of Victoria, which is becoming increasingly popular with locals and visitors to the area. We welcome new members and visitors. [more]

Autumn Supported Walks
The 2024 Supported Walk is now fully booked.     There is no waiting list for future walks, with registrations for the 2025 Supported Walk being offered to members first from 1/6/24 and to the general public from 1/7/24. Take out a membership to support our volunteers and receive our monthly newsletter with special member-first offers.

click on the link for more information.

Other Events:

Friends GSWW 40th Anniversary – Monday 13th Nov 2023

Monday 6th Nov – Monday 20th Nov 2023 @ Glenelg Library, Portland.

Exhibition of students’ work highlighting GSWW

Public Launch: Thursday 9th Nov @ 5pm

Saturday 11th Nov

1. Recreational Walk:

Sea Cliff Nature Walk – meet at Cape Nelson Lighthouse @ 1.30pm for 2pm walk to the Historic Marker Commemoration, then option of continuing walking on with the group or returning to the carpark.

2. Celebratory Dinner

Invitation Event for Members, Sponsors and Guests

Venue: Portland Golf Club

Time: 5.30pm for 6pm dinner

Historic Memorabilia display and presentations (please contact a committee member if you have photos or contributions to enhance this celebration.) 

Lou 0400 145220

Sarah 0417 051020

Jen 0417 345440