Top Nav



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

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]

Activity Convenors can find the Activity Safety Plan on the NZAC Organising Trips page

Section Committee

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

Mike Pryjma – Chair
Pierre Andipatin – Vice Chair
Adrian Manikas – Secretary
Josh Holloway – Treasurer
Mark Sokacic – Events Coordinator
Chris Bennetts-Cash – Online Coordinator
Suzanne Arulogun – Newsletter Editor

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 and Australia Section Rules.


July 2015
September 2015
November 2015


July 2015
September 2015

September 2016


Latest Issue -



South Australian Co-ordinator appointed for NZAC Australia

NZAC Australia has appointed a South Australian Co-ordinator, Marcus Pickett Hello fellow NZAC members in South Australia! Are you, like me,…

07 October 2016

NZ Recreation Association Outdoor Awards – NZAC Outstanding Volunteer Award goes to Geoff Spearpoint

MEDIA RELEASE 2 September 2016 Awards recognise outdoor achievers, environmental leaders The organisation behind New Zealand’s national trail, a man…

06 September 2016


National Climbing Camp - Top Forks Hut Wilkin Valley

The Otago Section will be hosting the 2017 climbing camp that will be from Satur...

4 February 2017

AU Section - Victoria Cathedral Ranges Overnight Scramble

Melbourne's best overnight hike and scramble along the Cathedral Ranges ridgelin...

22 October 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

Web Design & Development by Publica