Jamboree website has been renamed to benefits.4wdnow.com

NEW Training Courses on the Events Calendar

Training courses can be found on the calendar. Click Here to Keep Up To Date

McBrides Beach Closure - HOW TO OBJECT

Please send emails of objection to ensure our voice is heard!

NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area Office.

npws.manninggreatlakes@environment.nsw.gov.au

Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead. EMAIL myalllakes@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Minister Matthew Kean. EMAIL office@kean.minister.nsw.gov.au

Your Local MP EMAIL

www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/members/Pages/all-members.aspx

Remember to tag these parties in any Facebook and Instagram posts

The Bridle Track reopening soon

And so it begins....

In 2010 a rockfall at Monaghans Bluff cracked the road and it became impassable. The NSW government provided $2m to Bathurst Regional Council to see the road reopened, which will see a 2km detour around the top of the escarpment. Some land has been acquired to divert the track around the Bluff to avoid future falls.

Work is well under way

The work is expected to take less than 12 months. This is a huge win for families, anglers, riders, campers, adventurers and 4WD enthusiasts. This will grow tourism in the local area and provide a huge economic boost for the region. Re-linking Hill End with Bathurst after so many years is a win for local residents.

A win for all users.

There is much excitement generated by this announcement within the local community and user groups. A big thank you to (Left to Right), Sam Farraway (MLA Bathurst), Hon Paul Toole (State Member for Bathurst), Bobbie Bourke (BRC, Mayor), Roger Pollett (4wd NSW & ACT, Land Projects).

Coolah - A Huge Success

READ MORE HERE

Exciting events

SIGN UP TO HELP
September 10 to 12th 2021 - More info
SIGN UP TO HELP

National Parks VIP

National Parks and Wildlife Service has a new online volunteer management system named VIP. Please follow the link below to register. The process should take 5-10 minutes. Members of 4WD NSW/ACT INC only.

NPWS VIP Sign Up FORM

First Aid Training

In partnership with Red Cross we offer first aid courses at reduced prices for our members and their families. Our fantastic relationship with ARB, has allowed us to negotiate a great price to include an ARB snake bite kit for the first 100 members.

Check for a course near you

Chainsaw Training

The chainsaw course offered is being run by Getabout Training with funding from National Parks and Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT. We would also like to thank Getabout for supplying the course at a reduced price for the benefit of the members.

Chainsaw Course info

Clean Up - Olney and Wyong State Forests

3 clubs got together

One large group headed off to an area of Wyong State Forest along with large trailers and the Forest Corp truck while the two other groups headed off to Curtis Road and Tobins Road with their trailers. It is amazing the amount and type of rubbish people dispose of in the bush. Everything from bicycle frames, tyres, children’s toys, building materials, car parts, clothes and a large plastic swimming pool among other things were extracted and taken to the tip. 

A traditional sausage sizzle

By lunch time workers and loads of rubbish began to trickle in to the BBQ area.

The superbly prepared sausage sandwiches were gratefully demolished and the cold soft drinks and water hit the spot. 

A silent auction which raised $50 for Camp Quality was held for a 2.3 litre pail of honey donated by a local beekeeper who turned up and praised our efforts. 

Some facts and figures:

45 people, including 5 kids, 8 trailers, 1 truck, removed 6.2 tonnes of rubbish including approximately 100 tyres from the bush.

3 Four Wheel drive Clubs attended: Forest Corporation provided a truck and driver. The Report Illegal Dumping Squad sent two investigators. Well Done Everyone!

Read The Whole Story

Lost City - Graffiti Removal

Thoughtless people

CWF 4WD Club gave up a lazy Sunday at home with the kids to clean up mess left by others. It's important to do this quickly because if left, others with add their "tags" to it.

Hard workers

Club members brought rags, brushes, buckets and carted up the water to clean the orange paint left behind by selfish people. Our clubs promote "leave nothing behind" philosophy.

Natural beauty restored

Doing this teaches our children to be better than the people that left the orange paint. The Lost City is a beautiful area on the Newnes Plateau that is there for us all to enjoy. 

Clean Up of Towradgi & Fairy Meadow Beaches by Southern Region Clubs

Clubs working together

On March 1st, Clean Up Australia Day, the Black Diamond Recreational 4wd Club Inc and the Illawarra Suzuki 4wd Club joined forces to clean up Towradgi Beach and Fairy Meadow Beach through to Puckeys Reserve Wollongong.

Leave nothing but footprints

The two clubs were granted special permission to drive the beaches for the registered Clean Up Australia Day Event. A long day in the sun cleaning up two beaches with 10 vehicles and 17 people signed up to help.

Safety talk

Rubbish collected consisted of the usual bottles and plastics but they also came across 4 lounge chairs dumped up high in the dunes that they removed. Once again these beautiful beaches are safe and rubbish free.

Read The Whole Story

Chichester SF - Telegherry camp ground rehabilitation

What needed to be achieved

The Telegherry Camp Ground within the Chichester State Forest had sustained significant damage through an inconsiderate act of vandalism from irresponsible people on a recent weekend of destruction at the Telegherry Camp Ground during a wet weather event.

Getting the work done

After lunch, concreting the bollards took place and the continuation of flattening out the campground using a vehicle doing reverse circle work slowly towing around a makeshift leveller to flatten out the wheel ruts then spread the grass seed as evenly as possible.

The work crew

Clubs from 3 regions responded to the call. Port Hunter 4wd, Black Diamond 4wd, Triple Diamond 4wd, Era Recreational, Crossed Up 4wd, and CWF 4wd.
There was also a local resident, Jamieson Reading who wanted to assist in the rehabilitation of the area.

READ THE WHOLE STORY

Suzuki 4WD CLUB of NSW - Wingello Project

Chainsaw Training

What transpired was indeed serendipitous. Thanks to the Association, National Parks, Getabout Training, and the commitment from our members, a number of club members were able to undertake chainsaw training and certification.

Wingello needed help

We caught up with the ranger and had a great chat and on his suggestion headed to Wingello. It started that day when we visited The Un-named Café. Wingello is a small community with a single shop and a railway station.

Ongoing help

The overall task is huge but as Graham keeps reminding us every little bit helps, this is an endurance course not a glamorous sprint. Hard work for the locals for a long time and hopefully we can contribute over the coming months/years.

READ THE STORY HERE

Black Diamond 4wd Club Adopts Nerriga NSW

Nerriga needs help after the fires

Nerriga is a small town in need. The fires are not over for them and they have already lost 20 homes. Black Diamond has a special bond with this town as they have a club property in the area.

Putting skills & equipment to good use

Chainsaw training comes in handy during emergencies. Members helping out the locals by clearing the access roads so residents could get into their properties safely.

Delivering much needed supplies

Nerriga required specific items to help them at this time.  So club members and their friends donated what they asked for.  Gas cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery & storage containers.

Read The Whole Story

Wagga Wagga 4wd Club Blaze Aid Weekend

Adelong BlazeAid camp

On the weekend of March 14 & 15 2020, members of the Wagga Wagga Four Wheel Drive Club were very pleased to be able to support the Adelong BlazeAid camp and to again show support for those devastated by the January bush fires which smashed our neighbours in the South West Slopes, especially Adelong, Tumut, Batlow, Tumbarumba, Talbingo, Cabramurra, Rosewood and Jingellic as well as the areas around Tooma and Corryong in northern Victoria.

BBQ Dinner and breakfast

As well as the BBQ weekend, club members have directly helped out farmers with fencing, done an “empty esky” day trip, plus volunteered at the Wagga Wagga community evacuation centre during the fire emergency. Because Kosciusko National Park was also severely damaged by the same fire with many historic huts destroyed along with camp grounds and so on, our Club has offered to assist NPWS and Kosciusko Huts Association in the recovery effort.

Helping our community

There are also a BlazeAid camps at Tumbarumba, Jingellic and Corryong. In addition to rebuilding fences, the moral and financial support provided to the communities is amazing.

I must thank our Club members for putting their hands up to help out. Our ready support for our community makes me proud.   John Kent.

Read the whole Story

Southern Cross 4WD Club Blaze Aid Weekends

Answers to any questions

Dennis and Carol were the camp hosts for BlazeAid who run a tight ship, they had all the answers to any questions we threw at them, they have been there for around 3 months and have another 3 months to go. Having completed 60 of the 160 properties.

We sat down to fill in paperwork about next of kin contacts and safety requirements, a quick run down of the operation introducing us to the kitchen prep area for lunch making, and team lists which was very organised.

New fencing

500 metres of fencing needed replacing, previous wooden corner posts were burnt below ground level so set out was a bit difficult to start with.

We got to work removing old fencing, and setting up corner posts for the new fences, the corner posts were put in with an auger and concreted in place, we also had to go back to Nerriga to pick up galvanised fence posts and 130 star pickets.  The new fence has barbed wire at the top and 5 runs of plain wire under.  

6am comes around early

6am Saturday and it was breakfast time, this consisted of bacon, eggs sausages baked beans and tomato, cereal and toast.

Lunch was made by ourselves with sandwiches, fruit, small chip packets etc, and with food packed in the esky and water in second esky as we gathered together. Our team consisted of Geoff, Mark and I plus 1 other with Alan the team leader, we were given a new job at Nerriga.

Read The Whole Story

"taking the family into the bush - there's true value in that"

- Robin, Aboriginal Elder, Coffs Harbour June 2019.

Lismore District 4x4 Club helping out

Helping out when it's required

Lots of water and food distributed to the volunteers by Lismore 4x4 Club for those in need with the financial support of our Association.

Delivering not just water

Energy snacks and throat lozenges for those who are fighting on the fire front. Easy food to keep them fueled. A small thank you for all they do.

The Lismore Team

Lismore 4x4 Club doing their bit to help those that are hardest hit by these fires. A small club making a big difference in Lismore.

Casino 4wd Club helping the local community

Water the gift of life

Water is in short supply in this region. The members of Casino 4wd Club are helping the local community with donations of water and food.

A small club, doing their bit to help

Casino 4wd Club, a small club with a big heart, doing what they can to help.  Members rallied together at short notice to make these deliveries.

Contributing when help is needed

The members of Casino 4wd Club with the financial support of our Association have been able to make a difference in the lives of people who need it.

macarthur 4wd Club Drought Aid

Gift cards and more

Farming families and others struggling from the ongoing drought crisis have been blessed with a little bit of kindness from Macarthur 4WD Club.

Macarthur 4wd club doing great work

Aussie Helpers is a charity doing such great work to ensure farmers across Western NSW are getting the help they need, making use of everything they receive.

Great generosity

The donations will go towards helping farming families who have been hit hard by the drought, and other people who have also struggled because of it.

READ THE WHOLE STORY

Do your club members need training ?

Contact the Driver Training Unit. The team is ready to help you organise a day or weekend training course.  Contact us Here

Homestead Restoration by Grafton & Districts 4wd Club

Cunglebung Homestead

Maintenance Day - March 31st 2019

The homestead was established around the 1850's, one of the first routes from Glen Innes to Grafton.

The Grafton & Districts 4wd Club has been working with National Parks and Wildlife Services for over 15 years to get this piece of Clarence Valley history to where it is today. Another cracker of a day to attend to Cunglebung Homestead.

Circa 1850

Twice a year club members attend to mowing, whipper snipping and tidying up around this homestead.

The Club has most members registered as NPW&S Volunteers, they give freely of their time and equipment to perform this task, this is also behind locked gates as are other huts that the club helps to maintain. The drought has gripped the area, many of the creeks & springs have run dry, the country is hurting.

After years of hardwork

These days are a great opportunity for our members to get out, especially after an extreme fire season that has prevented the club from traveling many of tracks and trails that we like to frequent.

Written by Jon Kenny, President of Grafton & District 4wd Club.

Thank you to the members of the Grafton & Districts 4wd Club for your time and your effort.

VSI.64

Vehicle Standards Information sheet

Delegates are invited to attend our upcoming meetings. Watch the newsletters for details.

What the 4WD NSW & ACT Association does...

4WD NSW & ACT INC.

An Association for all four wheel drivers. The peak user group representing organised 4WD clubs to state and industry organisations plus local and state government bodies.