Membership

Membership

Over 300km in length, the Great Dividing Trail Network (GDTN) has from its outset been community-planned and developed from the bottom up, first by a group of bushwalkers and now mountain bike riders and trail runners. At the heart of the goldfields region, the GDTN is the longest distance inland network of tracks in Victoria. Close to Melbourne, it links cities and towns that are closely spaced and it offers what many have described as a ‘European’ experience – walkers and cyclists are always close to history, cultural heritage, forests, cities and villages, accommodation, tourism services, cultural events and good food and wine. Users can ‘step on and step off’ the track at a number of places, completing short, day or overnight trips. The GDTN offers plenty of opportunities for mixing with local people and unexpected learning experiences.


Why join the Great Dividing Trail Association

None of this has happened without the support of people at ground level. By joining, you become part of a member-run, non-profit incorporated association, the Great Dividing Trail Association (GDTA). The GDTA initiated the network almost 30 years ago and continues to work with land managers and Goldfields Track Inc to promote and maintain both ‘legs’ of the network – the Lerderderg Track and the Goldfields Track. We are the advocates for the GDTN; the engine room that keeps the network in good shape and has produced the maps and guidebook, which opens up its secrets and stories. By paying a small annual membership fee, you can become part of this.

Membership does have added benefits. You will receive monthly alerts to our guided Walks & Rides Program, where you can meet people who share a love of nature and want to get off the beaten track. Our news and event bulletin, GDTA POST will let you know what we’re doing and tell you about member-only events like our annual spring lunch after a Walk & Ride. You will receive advance notice about any new publications, such as our new Lerderderg Track map. You could join the GDTA Facebook page that reports on what’s happening around the network and what members are up to.

Members can become ‘track warriors,’ joining work crews that aid in the network’s never-ending maintenance needs. We conduct regular patrols, reporting back on issues such as fallen trees; as well as carrying out supervised track maintenance, such as replacing damaged posts.

Please consider joining us. It’s great way to see and share new country. And the more members we have, the more effective we will be.


Join the GDTA online

To apply for GDTA Membership online:

  • Select your membership option, and then click Add to Cart.
  • To see your selection at any time, click a View Cart button.
  • To return to this page, click Continue Shopping on the PayPal cart screen.
  • When you have finished, click either Checkout or Checkout with Paypal.

Note:

  • If you have a PayPal account, you can pay for your new GDTA membership, by credit card, bank transfer or your PayPal balance.
  • If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still pay by credit card on this system (OR see Other Payment Options below).

New Memberships (see below for Renewals)

  • Fill in the drop-down box below.
  • To return to this page, click Continue Shopping on the PayPal cart screen.
  • When you have finished, click Checkout.

Type of Membership

Select the type of membership, then click Add to Cart.

If you selected a Family of two, you can add additional family members at $20 each:


Membership Renewals

  • Single – $30
  • Concession – $25
  • Family of 2 – $45 + $20 per each additional family member
  • Corporate – $50

Members renewing their memberships can pay by:

  • PayPal via this website, using your credit card. (Go to Type of Membership above. Make your selection from the drop-down box. Follow the prompts and fill in your details) OR
  • Cheque or money order to GDTA Treasurer, PO Box 374, Creswick VIC 3363 OR
  • Direct deposit payment to Bank Australia – BSB 313 140 Account 21300385 AND ensure that your name is included in the transfer. THEN send an email to confirm payment to gdtatrail@gmail.com.

Other Payment Options

  • Cheque or money order to GDTA Treasurer, PO Box 374, Creswick VIC 3363 OR
  • Direct deposit payment to Bank Australia – BSB 313 140 Account 21300385 AND ensure that your name is included in the transfer. THEN send an email to confirm payment to gdtatrail@gmail.com.