At the heart of the BNT story is the volunteer spirit! The Bicentennial National Trail is a reality because of volunteers … people just like you who care enough about the Trail to devote time, money and energy to its maintenance and development. Without that spirit, the National Trail quite simply would not exist.
Much of our work is rarely noticed by the casual traveller. Yet the result, more than 5,000 kilometres of continuously marked track, is clear.
The ongoing development of the Bicentennial National Trail is coordinated by a non-profit community organisation. Income for developing and managing the Trail comes through memberships, donations and publication sales.
You can help by becoming a member, making a donation, volunteering your time or services, or by encouraging your friends to join.
As a BNT member you can
- purchase Guidebooks
- receive discounts on maps, and other publications
- obtain free Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR) permits for travel in NSW.
- access a network of local section coordinators for local trail knowledge
- receive our periodical magazine ‘BNT Tracks’ to keep you up to date with developments, advice and contacts for trekking as well as stories from those using the Trail.
Become a Member
Types of membership
- Individual Membership – is the most common type of membership for individual people.
- Family Membership – is available for one adult and their partner and children of the family under 18 years of age.
- Club/Organisation Membership – is available for clubs and organisations.
Section Coordinators are the heart of the Bicentennial National Trail! They are volunteers who give time and energy freely to support the development of the Trail. They have a wealth of knowledge of local conditions. We occasionally have need for new section coordinators – let us know if you are interested in finding out more.
Marking the National Trail is an ongoing task. Section Coordinators, experienced trail users and clubs can assist by locating or replacing trail markers according to the BNT Trail Marking Policy. Email the BNT Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details .
At times, the route becomes overgrown. Section Coordinators, experienced trail users and clubs can assist by organising working bees to clear and maintain the route.
If you want to talk with us, see the details on our Contact page.