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Bibbulmun Bound

1005km seems a long way, especially if you’re hiking! That’s what Ray Baker, Buddy Up Australia member is undertaking from Albany on ANZAC Day 2020.   If you’ve every considered walking the whole or part of the Bibbulmun Track this is your chance. Ray wants some buddies to

Considering KOKODA?

Some people call the Kokoda track a rite of passage for all Australians. Have you considered taking the trek? From 10-20 August 2020, Buddy Up Australia are sending a team of members over to Papua New Guinea to trek the Kokoda Track. Participants will be able to follow in the footsteps of

Thanks Duff TV!

Thanks to Duff TV, Buddy Up Australia now has its first promotional video! Martin Duffy worked with Kris Amiet, our Hobart Chapter leader, and gifted us 20 hours of editing time. We’re stoked with the result! Duff TV has been operating since 1999 and are based in Southern Tasmania. They

Collaboration, simple as ABC!

Buddy Up Australia aims to keep our buddies in the ‘well zone’ of mental and physical health. We do that through connection and purpose with fitness and volunteering events. Buddies include serving or ex-serving Police, Fire, Ambulance, Army, Air Force and/or Navy. One of Buddy Up

Where did we come from?

This is not a ‘birds and the bees’ talk. If you need that, please go here. 🙂 This time a year ago, Buddy Up Australia existed as a concept developed over many years and was being translated into a business plan. Last week we had our first strategy meeting with a total of 10 serving and

Counsellors of the future enrolled

The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) have generously donated three Diplomas of Counselling to our WA members. The WA recipients are a current serving policeman, an ex-firefighter and the spouse of a policeman. As such,

Volunteering for Purpose

We are currently in negotiation with Kinross College in Perth’s northern suburbs for our first volunteering activity. Kinross College is unique in that it offers specialised teaching for adolescents in years 7 to 10. The school’s values of Inspiration, Ambition, Passion and Integrity are

Where do I buy a vowel?

Buddy Up Australia has arrived! Although we registered with ASIC on 5th Feb 18 as a company limited by guarantee and ACNC on 9th Feb 18 as a charity, it was only this week that we received our DGR status with the ATO (effective 10th Jul 18). Acronyms have been swirling around us for the last
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