Perth (North)

Buddy Up Australia Perth Chapter

As a trek leader, Megan Davidson will run hikes around the Perth region (focusing on the northern suburbs). Also on offer is yoga and bike rides and special events that are always on offer in Perth like the MSWA Stair challenges, fun runs etc.

Perth have been involved in various volunteering opportunities including planting a mature orchard through Kinross College, making meals for the homeless and supporting the Police v Fire & Rescue footy match.

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Buddy Up Australia Hobart Chapter

Kris Amiet is a machine and if he isn’t then we want to know what he eats!

He runs PT sessions twice a week for members to cater for all fitness levels. He takes people on hikes throughout the amazing Tasmanian wilderness and has offered many events including surfing lessons and sea kayaking.

Kris has organised a tyre flip challenge to raise funds for Matt Williams campaign for a brain cancer cure. He’s also flipped a few onions for the sausage sizzle (as per Bunnings SOP).

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Buddy Up Australia Canberra Chapter

Tony Mitchell and Julie Hackett run the show in Canberra with the help of Shane Weller. They are just getting things up and running there with a few walks around lake Burley Griffin. They are keen to hear what events you’d like to see in the vicinity.

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Mark Amiet is the Chapter Leader for South East Queensland. With the help of Ray Baker and Andrea Turner they are very much about getting out and about in some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia. They offer regular hikes & fitness classes (for all levels) in addition to supporting other events throughout the year:

We welcome any feedback/ideas on future events. To get in touch and find out more email


Brett Neale has recently completed 30 years in the Australian Army and is keen to get some fitness activities off the ground. With the help of his wife Sharon, he will be offering Pilates, and fitness sessions. He also has a keen interest in theatre and will introduce this to members in the future.

Thanks for your service Brett!

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Buddy Up Australia Shoalhaven Chapter

Amy Vickers is currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy at Jervis Bay. She has worked with Trojan’s Treks and is passionate about supporting members to get back in to the well zone of mental and physical health. She is just starting up her chapter so let her know what events you are keen on. She has organised walks to get things going.

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Perth (South)

There’s so much that Adam brings to the role that it’s hard to capture it all here. He has worked as a career firefighter, had some time in the Australian Federal Police and is also ex-Army.

He describes himself as an imperfect human trying to balance living, playing & working. He’s had 10 years recovery from PTSD, alcohol & other drug dependence.

Adam loves most outdoor, natural & cultural adventures and is looking forward to sharing that with the Perth members!

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Buddy Up Australia

Ben Golding is an Australian Army veteran and our new Chapter Leader for the Illawarra area. As a recent newcomer to the area himself, he is keen to kick start some regular sport and social activities in and around the Wollongong area and begin building a supportive community of serving and ex-serving members and their families.

Ben is keen to engage with members from the emergency services as well as those with a military  background. He is hoping to collaborate with as many other local service organisations and associations as possible to help make this happen.

If you live in the Illawarra or surrounding areas and are looking for connection and purpose through social and sporting activities, then please reach out to Ben and get involved with the fledgling Illawarra Chapter.

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Forster, NSW

Shane spent 11 years in the Australian Army before working in the Marine industry, where he owned his own Marine business. When his mental health was challenged, he spent 12 months travelling Australia before settling in Forster on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Since then, Shane has used many natural remedies to enable him to stay naturally happy and healthy and enjoys sharing this knowledge. He runs Aroma Yoga classes aimed at balancing emotions naturally and sleep classes at the local Yoga Studio. He is very drawn to water and a lot of the activities he will run will revolve around that passion. Shane will run yoga classes and has some great contacts throughout the area to help people realise their true potential naturally. With such a beautiful backyard on the mid north coast of NSW, Shane is looking forward to exploring it with our members and supporters

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Are you our next Chapter leader? Can you coordinate events? Do you have a passion for supporting those who have served or are serving in our military or emergency services and their immediate families?

It’s fantastic if you’re qualified to run fitness sessions. If you’re not, that’s ok because you can tap in to the smorgasbord of local offerings e.g. Frontline Yoga, fitness clubs, Pilates studios etc.

Get in touch to find out more at and we’ll support you to get your chapter off and running … or walking or kayaking 😉

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