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Australia

New Zealand Alpine Club Australia Section Inc.

Reg. No. A0047513N

About the Region

From the sandstone of Arapiles and the Blue Mountains to the much-underrated couloir and ice climbing of the Main Range, Victoria and Tasmania. Whether your interest is rock, snow, ice or all of the above, Australia has a lot to offer both native Australian and visiting New Zealand climbers.


The Section

The Australia Section includes many of the country’s, if not the world’s, best alpinists. It maintains both a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group. A number of section events and trips are offered throughout the year to provide a chance for members to consolidate skills, socialise and experience all that Australia has to offer.

 


Section Meetings

The Australia Section hosts local Section Meetings/Social Climbing Evenings on the third week of every month at indoor climbing centres across the country.  They provide an excellent opportunity to meet, climb and discuss ideas with fellow members of the Club.  Please see the Section Events Calendar for more information on these evenings.


Merchandise

The Australian Section now has merchandise available to be purchased, click here to view and order. Please contact the member services coordinator once you’ve placed an order so we can calculate postage to you and send through the total amount to pay with the section’s bank details.

We will be starting off with a limited amount of short sleeve polo shirts (185g 100% yarn treated Cool Dry) in both men’s and women’s styles, gauge the response, then look to list long sleeve polo shirts and a variety of hats.


Hire Equipment

Heading out on a backcountry or alpine trip? The section has avalanche transceivers and probes to hire for members. Hire form is downloadable from here and needs to be returned to the Treasurer.

Rates for 7 days:

Avalanche Transceiver and probes $25 , deposit $200.

Person Locator Beacon $20, deposit $150.

See hire form for details of longer term hires. NZAC will pay for postage to the member however it is the members responsibility to pay for return postage of all items.

 


Section Events and Trips

The Section runs a number of diverse events throughout the year. Information about these can be found on the Section Events Calendar. The Facebook Group also provides an opportunity for Section Members to post information about privately organised activities.

The Programme for 2019 is currently being reviewed and updated, in the meantime, most confirmed events are listed on Facebook.

Updated Trip Programme for 2019 

Got an idea for a Section Event?  Let us know via Facebook or email us at australia[at]alpineclub.org.nz.

Activity Convenors can find the Australia Activity Safety Plan and further information on the NZAC Organising Trips page


Section Committee

The Section Committee exists to facilitate the interests of Section Members.  Its current membership is:

Chair: Mike Pryjma (NSW)
Vice Chair: Ben Treble (NSW)
Secretary: Bruce Spry (NSW)
Treasurer: Peter Blunt (ACT)
Newsletter Editor: Mingma Sherpa (TAS)
Online Coordinator: Michael Macdonald (NSW)
Events Coordinator: Jason Thompson (QLD)
Member Services: Brent McNiel (NSW)
Safety Coordinator: Andrew Mitchell (VIC)

State Coordinators:
Rowan Peck (ACT)
Marcus Pickett (SA)
Alex Motyka (NSW)
Andrew Mitchell (VIC)
Kristian Smith (QLD)
Anthony Brandis (WA)

Technical Advisory Panel:
Andrew Mitchell Co-ordinator

Each member of the Section Committee is also a member of the Section’s Facebook Group. Please feel free to let them know your thoughts via public post or private message at any point.


Section Committee Meetings and Chairman’s Reports

The Section Committee ordinarily meets on the first Tuesday of every second month (January, March, May, July, September, November) and holds an Annual General Meeting in June each year.  Elections are held for membership and offices of the Section Committee in accordance with the Club Rules and Australia Section Rules.

Agendas

Next meeting AGM – 15th June 2019

Minutes

Australia Committee minutes 9th April 2019

Australia Committee minutes 12 February 2019

Australia Committee minutes 2 May 2018

AGM Minutes 2018

Australia Committee minutes 14 August 2018

Australia Committee minutes 11 October 2018

Australia Committee minutes 12 December 2018

Chairman’s Reports

Annual Blue Lake Trip changes

Member survey results 2019

Chair Report_May 2017_Legal Liability

Chair  Report_June_ 2018_AGM

Chair Report_Sept 2018_Mentor Programme

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