Summary of Benefits: 2017

Standard IVV Walk Cost in Australia

$5/walk ($1 for under10s, $2 for 10-17yo).

Choose from a variety of pre-mapped permanent trails across Australia.

On application to AussieWalk IVV, IVV credit can also be claimed for other registered walking events, charity fun runs/walks and walking tours with registered commercial operators.

** AussieWalk IVV membership covers all standard IVV walk costs (see details below).

“Free” IVV Walks in Australia

  • World Walking Day (May) and St Nicholas Embassy Walk (Dec) in Canberra, jointly with ACT Walking For Pleasure (WFP) – we generally collect a $2 donation to Heart Foundation. Details of these walks are published in the Walking For Pleasure newsletter (The Capital Wanderer) and are advised via our email list and social media.
  • AussieWalk AGM walk held in conjunction with the AGM each year.
  • Heart Foundation Walking (HFW) – for any walks undertaken with HFW across Australia that are a minimum of 5km (or at least 1 hour duration) – note that (in addition to your local HFW group) walkers must also be registered in the HFW “AussieWalk” group for visibility – search under postcode 2600 to register and/or join – go to walking.heartfoundation.org.au then select Getting Started > Find a Walk
  • parkrun (parkwalks) – for weekly 5km run/walks, with the opportunity to take the distance up to 10km by completing the course a second time and logging a “freedom run/walk” – all participants must first register at parkrun.com.au and select “AussieWalk” as your running club for visibility, and ensure you take your barcode to each event to be scanned – your membership barcode can be used at any parkrun (parkwalk) worldwide, but only Australian parkruns count for IVV credit.

Canberra Walking Festival

The IVV stamp is included in your entry fee. See all the information about the Festival elsewhere on this website.

Walking with Walking For Pleasure

Membership is $20/year (individual) or $30/year (household). Apply online at actwfp.org.au and make payment via direct debit to WFP.

Walks available every day (except Mondays) of varying duration, distance and difficulty. IVV stamp is included in your membership.

AussieWalk IVV Membership

Membership is $50/year. Initial application using the Individual Membership Nomination form, then make annual payment via direct debit to AussieWalk IVV.

Members have the opportunity to participate in the running of Aussie Walk IVV.

Help support the ongoing success and financial viability of IVV in Australia, and minimise your own participation costs.

Membership includes all standard IVV walks, plus enables you to claim distance credit under the Personal Walking Challenge (minimum of 5km/walk or 1 hr duration).

Special Programs

Open to all walkers.

Current programs include “Lakes of Canberra” and “Centenary Trail” ($10 each)

Upcoming program to “Walk Australia” (anticipated cost $10)

International program to “Walk IVV-Americas” (cost $10 or $12) – walks in Australia qualify

For information about international IVV walking opportunities, go to http://ivv-web.org/ – with links to IVV websites in countries worldwide.