Q:How do I join CWBC? A: Download the membership application, found on the "Membership" page, complete and forward, along with your payment to the club's postal address: PO Box 836, Bathurst, NSW, 2795. (Note:Prior to returning the membership documents to the CWBC, all applicants are requested to contact the club's membership officer Bruce Mullaney on 02-63317791 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org) Q:What does it cost to join the club? A: The annual membership costs $30 for a single person with an additional $20 for each person residing at the same address, to a capped maximum of $55. People attending a single activity, pay a prospective membership fee of $5 to cover the cost of insurance and affiliation. Details of other club costs are found on the Trips page. Q:Can children attend club activities? A: Children under 18 can attend club activities, provided they are members, their parent / guardians have completed all the relevant documentation and they are accompanied by their parent / guardian or a designated responsible adult. Restrictions may apply, depending on the age of the child and the nature of the activity. Activity leaders do reserve the right to refuse attendance of any child to any club activity if applicable. Q:What about insurance? A: Our club is a member of The NSW Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs Inc., and is covered by the insurance policy of that association. Details of this policy is available from their website. Q:What is the extent of this insurance cover? A: Cover is provided for public liability and third party insurance for nearly all club activities. Where an activity is not completely covered by the club insurance policy, participants will be advised and have to complete a risk waiver to undertake that activity. Q:What if I injure myself during one of your activities? A: You must be responsible for your own actions. The trip leaders are volunteers and will do their best to ensure you are adequately equipped and the activity is conducted in a safe and enjoyable manner. They cannot be held responsible for any injury how-so-ever it may be caused. All activities will have a first-aid qualified person with first-aid kit in attendance. Should you have any existing medical condition which may affect your ability to participate in the activity, it is your responsibility to advise the leader of this before commencing. In addition to private health insurance, it is strongly recommended that attendees also get ambulance cover as well. Q:Do I have to drive to trips? A: Where possible, we car-pool to share the costs of attending the activity and details are usually arranged with the activity leader. If shared travel arrangements can be made, we encourage it, but it is up to you whether you share your car or ride with others. If sharing a vehicle, fuel costs are split with the amount being settled with the driver. Q:Can I bring a friend with me on a trip? A: Of course you can bring along a friend, but you must always clear it with the activity leader first. They will, however, have to complete the required documentation and pay the prospective membership fee to cover insurance. Also, where numbers are limited, club members have first priority to attend. When bringing a friend, ensure that they are adequately prepared to undertake the activity, as the leader reserves the right to refuse their attendance if required. Q:How hard are your trips? A: Guidance to the difficulty of activities is given in the trips grading table in the front of each club program and is also published on our "Grades" page. This, in general terms, outlines conditions which may be encountered on a particular trip and gives guidance on its suitability for beginners. Some activities may require specialist skills or equipment, so always discuss your suitability for the activity with the trip leader prior to attending.