Policies & Governance

The following policies are either the policies of Walking SA, and/or provided as advice to bushwalking clubs so they can develop and review their policies.

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Position Statements (Walking SA)

View our Position Statements on a range of issues affecting people walking for recreation, health, or transport.

Disability Action Plan (Walking SA)

Walking SA is committed to encouraging and ensuring opportunities for all South Australians, including people with a disability, to participate in walking in all forms.

Walking SA believes that a range of walking experiences and walking trails should be available for people with differing abilities.

This Disability Action Plan is based on objectives for the development of disability-inclusive practice for Walking SA and its affiliated clubs.

Strategic Plan, 2023 – 2025 (Walking SA)

Our Walking Journey is a refresh of our Strategic Plan but you might view it as a significant step. It is. Walking SA is firmly focussed on our contribution to making SA a world-class walkable State. This Plan sets out our ambitious first steps. We also reinforce our mission for ‘More People walking more often’ and articulate our values of being interactive, immersed in nature, inclusive and inspiring. Read our Plan and join Walking SA on its journey to make a real difference for the benefit of every South Australian.

Constitution (Walking SA)

This Constitution was adopted by Walking SA at a General Meeting on 10th April 2014, amended on 20 December 2014, amended 8 October 2015, amended 23 October 2019.

Annual Reports (Walking SA)

Advertising Opportunities (Walking SA)

Find out about advertising opportunities with Walking SA.

Play by the Rules

Play by the Rules logoPlay by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment and child safety issues in sport.

National campaigns featuring radio and television community service announcement ads, utilising national sporting icons, are also extending positive sporting messages more broadly to the general community.

Play by the Rules also works to create closer, more mutually-beneficial relationships with government agencies, sports federations and national and state sporting organisations, associations and clubs. This helps to share and cross-promote information, programs and resources, link to wider sport and discrimination networks, and simplify the duplicity of information in the sector.

Through harnessing the combined strength and knowledge of the human rights and sports and recreation sectors, Play by the Rules aims to influence attitudes and change behaviours, which hopefully leads to positive cultural change in sport and recreation environments.

Risk Management

Bushwalking Australia logoBushwalking Australia has developed national risk management guidelines to raise awareness as to the importance of managing risk, with a primary focus on developing a culture of care within the bushwalking club network so that its members are able to:

  • Enjoy activities in a reasonably safe manner whilst acknowledging the risks of injury inherent in their club’s activities.
  • Understand that all participants have a duty of care to each other.
  • Take responsibility for their own safety within the limit of their knowledge, experience and skills.

Hot Weather Policy

mainIt is recommended that all clubs have a hot weather policy.