Q&A Gariwerd

Recently Neil Monteith from savegrampiansclimbing.org posted a lengthy comment in the dark corners of facebook. Neil raised a couple of good and valid questions so instead of hiding our reply in the same dark corner, we’re putting up the original comment together with our answers.

Stakeholder Reference Group Participation

Hi Climbers Waiting for the Second Parks Victoria (PV) is preparing a new management plan for the Grampians landscape, an area that covers the Grampians National Park and adjacent parks and reserves. You’ll find information on the Engage Victoria website – if you haven’t registered your interest there, do it now! As part of this […]

Memorandum of Understanding

A need has been identified by the climbing community to establish a peak governing body for climbing and mountaineering activities in Victoria. This is our commitment to work on this with other climbing clubs.

Mediation with Parks Victoria

There has been some discussion about the mediation that the CEO of PV invited the VCC to attend. This post adds some context.

Club Update

Here’s the latest update about the access situation in the Grampians. We’ll cover the ClimbForGrampians fundraiser, Meeting with minister’s advisors, Mediation with Parks Victoria, the new Climbing Federation and the upcoming Grampians management plan review

Access & Environment Officer Announcement

Dear Victorian Climbing Community On behalf of the Victorian Climbing Club, our Committee and the climbing community at large I would like to thank Tracey Skinner for 11 years of dedication and service in the role of the VCC’s Access & Environment Officer. After more than a decade in the role, Tracey has decided to […]

Grampians Access Update

Yesterday VCC/CliffCare representatives – Tracey Skinner (Access & Environment Officer), Philipp Hammes (VCC Vice President) and Paula Toal (VCC President) – met with Simon Talbot and other Parks Victoria (PV) staff. This is an update about this meeting.


The VCC/CliffCare and the Grampians Access Working Group (GAWG) thank you for your patience. To say ‘there has been a lot going on behind the scenes’ is an understatement. And we understand that it may feel like nothing is happening. We are working on it. There will be a more extensive community update shared soon, […]

ARGUS Editor Vacancy

Do you want to edit Argus? About the job The position involves approximately 10-15 hours work per month and includes collecting articles and photos, keeping in touch with club members and the broader climbing community to keep abreast of news, writing the odd article and putting it all together. Packing several hard copies of Argus […]