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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.

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.

Trip Programme – March 2018 update

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

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: Charles Jenkins (ACT)
Secretary: Joshua Atkinson (NSW)
Treasurer: Josh Holloway (VIC)
Newsletter Editor: Russ Holland (NSW)
Online Coordinator: (vacant)
Events Coordinator: Graham Turner (QLD)
Training Coordinator: Vacant
Member Services: Vacant

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

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.


next meeting TBA


Australia Committee minutes July 2015
Australia Committee minutes 8 Sep 2015

Australia Committee minutes 5 Sep 2016
Australia Committee minutes 6 Feb 2017

Chairman’s Reports

Chair Report_May 2017_Legal Liability


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