Day Walk Leadership Program

Open to any walker with experience and or training in bushwalking.

Bushwalking Leadership Program

Open to any walker with experience and or training in overnight bushwalking.

Bushwalk Leader Stages of Accreditation

With 5 stages courses can provide skills and qualifications to potential leaders.

View information about our governance, including our constitution and Board members.


Our Constitution was adopted in July 2000.

The Objects of the Board are:

  • To promote bush and mountain walking within South Australia and by the South Australian community including conducting courses in walking
  • To promote best practice in the standards of walking leaders
  • To conduct courses in leadership for bush and mountain walking
  • To encourage and facilitate walking leaders to pursue accreditation of leadership developed through experience, and
  • To offer advice and assistance to organizations and individuals on matters relating to bush and mountain walking.

Board Members

Our Board consists of eight members with diverse experience in outdoor training, education and working with children, youth and adults.

Gordon Begg, chair of Bushwalking Leadership SA

Gordon Begg


With extensive experience in outdoor training and assessment, Gordon is an Advanced Bushwalking Leader, Advisor and Assessor for Bushwalking Leadserhip SA. He has a breadth of experience in curriculum development, assessing, moderating and instructing.

Gordon Lehmann, trainer and on board of Bushwalking Leadership SA

Gordon Lehmann

Gordon has been a volunteer for Bushwalking Leadership SA for nearly 20 years has also been the Executive Office for a few years in the 1990s. He did his Bushwalking Leadership Training in the early 1990s and holds the old version of the certificate, the Bush and Mountain Walking Leadership Certificate. He has had extensive experience running training, assessing and advising trainees. He works for Department for Education & Child Development (DECD) as a high school teacher and has extensive experience working with young people.

Andrew Pope

Andrew brings teaching experience with his professional teaching role as an Outdoor Eduction Coordinator.

Andrew Govan, training assessor for Bushwalking Leadership SA

Andrew Govan

With his teaching degree and Bushwalking Instructor qualification he is one of our key training assessors. He is involved in the bushwalking community with Outdoors SA, and Wilderness Escape, which specializes in school-aged outdoor instruction, and Venture Corporate Recharge which provides Adventure Based Experiential Learning (ABEL) programs.

Michael Woodward

With his role with Scouts SA in leading outdoor expeditions and bushwalks, Michael brings a wealth of experience.

John Litvan

John brings diverse experience from his role as Branch Commissioner (Bushwalking) with Scouts SA, which provides training and experience in leadership, planning, management, initiative, and spiritual development.

Daniel Barry

Kate Corner, on the Board of Bushwalking Leadership SA

Kate Corner

Through her work with Adelaide Bushwalkers, Rogaining SA, and Walking SA, Kate brings skills in event management, project management, walk planning and marketing. Her hands-on experience at a club level brings a grounded perspective to the Board.

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