The C.W.C.V. was founded 60 years ago in 1951 and has for its objectives the encouragement of walking and allied activities and the fostering of a greater appreciation of the outdoors. We have around 140 members from all areas of Melbourne and country areas.


* Membership of the C.W.C.V. is open to anyone eighteen years of age or over who is genuinely interested in bushwalking. It is necessary to do four trips in twelve months to qualify for membership. Application forms are available from the Membership Secretary whose name and number are on the CONTACTS page. The program, issued every two months, can be viewed on the Web by going to the CLUB PROGRAM page or by contacting Tom Buykx on 9499-3877 for a copy.


* We meet each other on walks and other activities, therefore we have no official meetings other than the AGM in June.




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* The C.W.C.V. has adopted the Code of Conduct as set out by Bushwalking Victoria.
 Download a copy of the CODE OF CONDUCT.
 Download a copy of the CWCV ETIQUETTE CODE.

* GENERAL WEBSITE Updated gfx 30/06/19
including the latest program

Log in to the MEMBERS ONLY section Updated gfx29/07/19 for:
*AGM reports from 2019 and previous years
* Editions of The Catholic Walker from the last 12 months including the August edition.
*Photos from the past year.

*The membership list comes as a printable PDF file. Please print off a copy and put it on your fridge.
It is updated whenever there are any revisions. Updated gfx2/07/19

The Being with God in Nature ministry provides a variety of opportunities for people to spend time in a
group, at times in silence, listening to the Presence that is God in Nature. We will do this by taking people out into the Australian wilderness as well as experiencing Nature in our urban settings.
“You send forth your Spirit
   and You renew the face of the Earth.”
 (Psalm 104)
Being with God in Nature Ministry brochure

written by Betty Pike, Aboriginal Catholic Ministry

May you always stand as tall as a gum tree,
Be as strong as the rock Uluru,
As gentle and strong as the morning mist,
Hold the warmth of the campfire in your heart.

And may the spirit of God,
The Creator of this great south land of Australia,
Always walk with you.
Through Christ,

Prayer for our Earth

by Pope Francis

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love,
That we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.