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 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.
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.
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 opportunity for Section Members to post information about privately organised activities.
Got an idea for a Section Event? Let us know via Facebook or email us at australia[at]alpineclub.org.nz.
The Section Committee exists to facilitate the interests of Section Members. Its current membership is:
Mike Pryjma – Chair
Pierre Andipatin – Vice Chair
Brent McNeil – Secretary
Josh Holloway – Treasurer
Mark Sokacic – Events Coordinator
Chris Bennetts-Cash – Online Coordinator
Suzanne Arulogun – Newsletter Editor
Mitch McKean – General Committee Member
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
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.
Latest Issue -
Announcement of New Committee for Australia Section
NZAC – Australia Section held its AGM in Sydney on Saturday (4/6). The newly constituted management committee is as follows:…
15 June 2016
Trip Report – Day Trips in the South Island, NZ
By: Chris Bennetts-Cash Source: Australia Section Newsletter During my last trip we had astonishingly good weather and got of the…
06 May 2016
NZAC Photo Competition 2016
The New Zealand Alpine Club Photographic Competition is now open for entries! ...
18 July 2016
Sustainable Summits Conference 2016
In 2016 we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the NZAC. An exciting initia...
7 August 2016
High Alpine Skills Courses 2016-2017
Course info pack - Register here Hugely popular, with all courses regular...
31 October 2016
Peak Performance Courses 2016-2017
Course info pack - Register here The Peak Performance Courses (PPC) are a new...
11 December 2016