KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

KHA Information

New members of the KHA are always welcome, provided you have a similar interest in the maintenance of mountain huts and homesteads. There are currently around 300 members in the Association.

The association is run entirely by volunteers in their spare time.

Our preferred methods of payment are:

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Photo of KHA members having a good time

MEMBERSHIP TYPE PRICE PER ANNUM
Ordinary, Individual
$50.00
Concessional (Self assessed - eg student, pensioner, unemployed persons)
$40.00
Family (2 Adults plus dependent Children)
$70.00
Group with less than 10 members active with huts (any club or loose Group eg walking club)
$140.00
Group with less than 20 members active with huts (any club or loose Group eg walking club)
$190.00
Group with less than 50 members active with huts (any club or loose Group eg walking club)
$250.00
Group with less than 250 members active with huts (any club or loose Group eg walking club)
$350.00
Group with own insurance for workers (any club or loose Group eg walking club)
$130.00
Life
By Election only

 

Membership is for a financial year from 1 July to 30 June and can be renewed for one, two or three years.


All Members receive the KHA Newsletter

The newsletter has become a most professional magazine, recording forever the key developments in our pursuit of the conservation of the mountain huts. It is delivered to all financial members of the Association. The newsletter includes:

  • Details of KHA Officers and their contact information.
  • Lists of upcoming work parties.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Articles of interest on Huts or related history.
  • Interviews with the Characters of the mountains
  • Reports from Committee Members
  • News items, especially those related to Government and National Park activities.

 

This list is for huts that are in the Kosciuszko National Park. Huts in other National Parks, states and on private land can be found here.

The list is being updated by Barbara Seymour in 2015. 

Preferred Name

KHA No.

Common Name

Alternate Name

Access

Condition

Caretaker

Aggetts

804

Aggetts

Quinns No 1

Route

Ruin

 

Albina

2411

Albina

Albina Lodge

Track

Site

 

Alpine

2329

Alpine

 

Track

Burnt

 

Alpine No2

1404

Alpine No2

 

Route

Ruin

 

Alpine Sawmill

1408

Alpine Sawmill

Providence

Dirt Road

Site

 

Argentine Harris's

812

Argentine Harris's

 

Route

Ruin

 

Bark Hut

202

Bark Hut

 

Track

Ruin

 

Belchers Sawmill

1412

Belchers Sawmill

 

Route

Site

 

Betts Camp (New)

2427

Betts Camp

 

Sealed Road

Site

 

Betts Camp (Old)

2428

Betts Camp (Old)

 

Route

Burnt

 

Bill Jones

1211

Bill Jones

New

Track

Good

Jim Roche and Friends

Biilmans Hut

1410

Billmans

 

Route

Site

 

Black Jack

1001

Black Jack

Black Jack Fire Tower

Dirt Road

Good

 

Blue Creek

903

Blue Creek

Blue Creek Coppermine

Track

Site

 

Boggy Plain

1306

Boggy Plain

 

Track

Ruin

 

Bogong Lodge

2334

Bogong Lodge

 

Track

Site

 

Boltons

2441

Boltons

Boltons on the Finn

Route

Burnt

Bogong Group

Boltons Diggers Creek

2506

Boltons Diggers Creek

 

Route

Ruin

 

Boltons Hill

2339

Boltons Hill

Boltons

Track

Burnt

Canberra Bushwalking Club, R Peters

Boobee Hut

2337

Boobee

Cheyneys

Track

Good

Craig Allen

Boonoo Hut

204

Boonoo Hut

 

Route

Ruin

 

Botheram Plain Hut

2601

Willis

Willys

track

Good

G. Scully, Henry Willis, Gavan Willis

Bradley and O'Briens Hut

2321

Bradleys

O'Briens

Sealed Road

Good

KHA

Brayshaws Hut

1313

Brayshaws

 

Track

Good

KHA with Brayshaw Family input

Broadheads Alpine Creek

1409

Broadheads Alpine Creek

 

Sealed Road

Site

 

Broken Dam Hut

1017

Broken Dam

Broken Down

Track

Good

 

Brooks Hut

2501

Brooks

The V Hut

Track

Good

Craig Allen, Alan Reid, Jean Brooks

Bullocks Hut

2440

Bullocks

 

Track

Good

 

Burrungubugge Shelter

2445

Burrungubugge Shelter

 

Track

Burnt

 

Bush's

801

Bushs

Bushs Log Cabin

Track

Ruin

 

Camp Peters

401

Camp Peters

Camp Peters

Dirt Road

Ruin

 

Cascades Hut

2705

Cascade

 

Track

Good

llawarra Alpine Club

Cesjacks Hut

2330

Cesjacks

 

Track

Good

Doug Pittard

Charlie Carters

2703

Charlie Carters

Tin Mine No.1

Track

Good

Illawarra Alpine Club

Chaves

810

Chaves

 

Route

Ruin

 

Cherry Garden

1215

Cherry Garden

 

Route

Site

 

Circuits

1311

Circuits

Circuitts

Track

Good

Daphne Bell

Collins Hut 2603 Collins Pallaibo Track Ruin  

Constances Hut

2444

Constances

 

Track

Site

 

Coonibil Homestead

1207

Cooinbil Homestead

Long Plain Homestead

Dirt Road

Good

Harry Hill

Cool Plain Homestead

2315

Ogilvies Hut

 

Track

Ruin

 

Coolamine Homestead

1110

Coolamine Homestead

 

Dirt Road

Good

 

Cootapatamba Hut

2409

Cootapatamba

 

Route

Good

Southern Alps Ski Club, R. Cox

Cotterills Cottage

809

Cotterills Cottage

 

Sealed Road

Ruin

 

Cowombat Flat

2804

Cowombat Flat

 

 

 

 

Craces Hut

1308

Craces

Traces

Route

Ruin

 

Crows Hut

1414

Crows

Crows

Track

Ruin

 

Currango Homestead

1214

Currango Homestead

New Currango

Dirt Rd

Good

 

Daveys Hut

2507

Daveys

Davies

Track

Good

Camden and Districts Bushwalkers, P. Downing

Delaneys Hut

1405

Delaneys

 

Sealed Road

Good

KHA

Denison Hotel

1411

Denison Hotel

 

Track

Site

 

Derschkos Hut

2317

Derschkos

SMA

Track

Good

SPAN Outdoors Inc, P. Marsh

Diamond Hill

1109

Diamond Hill

Linesmans

Dirt Road

Ruin

 

Diane Hut

429

Diane

Orange

Track

Burnt

Gourmet Bushwalkers, G. Barton

Dick Eames Dugout

2505

Dick Eames Dugout

 

Route

Ruin

 

Dicky Cooper Hut

2430

Dicky Cooper

 

Route

Ruin

 

Diggers Creek

2504

Diggers Creek

Boltons

Route

Ruin

 

Disappointment Spur

2436

Disappointment Spur

Aqueduct Shelter No.2

Track

Good

OMNIA Adventurers, G. Black

Doctor Forbes

2407

Doctor Forbes

Doctors No.2

Track

Good

Snowy Mountains Grammar School, Merv Jones

Doctors Hut

2404

Doctors

Fisher Fly

Route

Good

NSW Range Rover and Land Rover Club

Dossy Carrs

1301

Dossy Carrs

 

Track

Ruin

 

Edwards

904

Edwards

 

Track

Site

 

Elaine Mine Huts

1011

Elaine Mine

 

Route

Ruin

 

Electricity Commission

1005

Electricity Commission

 

Sealed Road

Good

 

Eucalyptus Cutters Camp

203

Eucalyptus Cutters Camp

 

Track

Ruin

 

EucumbenePortal

2511

Eucumbene Portal

 

Track

Ruin

 

Farm Ridge

2327

Farm Ridge

Ryalls

Track

Ruin

 

Foremans

2421

Foremans

Wallaces

Track

Ruin

 

Fossickers

1407

Fossickers

 

Track

Site

 

Four Mile

1009

Four Mile

Hughes

Track

Good

NSW Nordic Ski Club, A. Waddington

Freebodys

2801

Freebodys

 

Track

Ruin

 

Friday Flat Camp

2707

Friday Flat Camp

 

Sealed Road

Site

 

Gavels Hut

1413

Gavels

 

Track

Good

Stellulata Walking Club, J. Wheaton

Geehi Hut

2406

Geehi

Airstrip

Dirt Road off sealed rd

Good

NSW Range Rover Club

Gibbs Homestead

806

Gibbs Homestead

Quinns No 2

Route

Ruin

 

Ginini Hut Club Hut

1502

Ginini Hut Club Hut

 

Dirt Road

Ruin

 

Glory Hole Farm

815

Glory Hole Farm

 

Track

Site

 

Gooandra Homestead

1302

Gooandra

Lampes

Track

Good

 

Grey Hill Cafe

2414

Grey Hill Cafe

Painters

Track

Site

 

Grey Mare Hut

2312

Grey Mare

 

Track

Good

Marshall Family

Hains Hut

1307

Hains

 

Track

Good

 

Hainsworth Hut

1208

Hainsworth

Landrover

Track

Good

A. Chipperfield

Happy Jacks Plain

2340

Happy Jacks Plain

Happy Jacks 3 & 4

Track

Burnt

S. Newby

Happys Hut

2510

Happys

The Dip

Track

Good

S. Newby

Harris' Hut

1209

Harris's

Blue Waterhole

Track

Burnt

 

Harvey's Hut

2502

Harveys Hut

Broken Dray

Track

Site

 

Hedgers Hut

1205

Hedgers

Jennets

Dirt Road

Burnt

 

Hedgers Snowy Plains

2508

Hedgers Snowy Plains

 

Route

Ruin

 

Hoggs Hut

2401

Hoggs

 

Track

Good

L. Hogg

Honeymoon

201

Honeymoon

Janeys

Track

Burnt

 

Horse Camp Hut

2435

Horse Camp

 

Track

Good

C. Peady

 

2104

Horse Gully No2

 

Track

Good

 

Horseshoe Mines

302, 1101

Horseshoe Mine

 

Track

Site

 

Illawong Lodge

2424

Illawong Lodge

Pounds Creek

Track

Good

 

Ingeegoodbee Hut

2802

Ingeegoodbee

 

Track

Good

 

Italian Miners Hut

2503

Italian Miners Hut

 

Route

Ruin

 

Jaanga

2335

Jaanga

 

Track

Site

 

Jemmetts Hut

1204

Jemmetts

Jennets

Route

Ruin

 

Jounama Homestead

805

Jounama Homestead

 

Track

Ruin

 

Kalkite Mill

2605

Kalkite Mill

Broadheads Mill Flat

Track

Site

 

Katingal

2333

Katingal

 

Track

Site

 

Keebles Hut

2405

Keebles

 

Dirt Road

Good

NSW Land Rover Club

Kells Hut

303

Kells

Stokes

Track

Good

S. Pender and Group

Kellys Alpine Hill Mill

1406

Kellys Alpine Hill Mill

 

Sealed Road

Site

 

Kidmans Hut

2338

Kidmans

 

Track

Good

B. McCauley

Kings Mine

304

Kings Mine

Stokes Mine

Route

Site

 

Kunama Hut

2416

Kunama

 

Route

Ruin

 

Leura Hut

1602

Leura

 

Track

Ruin

 

Linesmans No1

1105

Linesmans No1

 

Dirt Road

Site

 

Linesmans No2 Hut

2319

Linesmans No2

Telegraph

Track

Burnt

 

Linesmans No3 Hut

2324

15 Mile Spur

Emu Plain

Track

Good

Clive Richardson

Linesmans No4 Hut

2413

Linesmans No4

Grey Mare

Track

Site

 

Little Peppercorn Hut

1106

Little Peppercorn

 

Route

Ruin

 

Long Flat Hut

1102

Long Flat

 

Track

Ruin

 

Long Plain Hut

1203

Long Plain

Oddys

Dirt Road

Good

ACT Land Rover Club

Lookdown Hut

808

Lookdown

 

Track, off Sealed Road

Ruin

 

Lorna Doone

1004

Lorna Doone

 

Track

Ruin

 

Mackays Hut

2336

Mackays

Tibeaudos

Track

Good

Geehi Bushwalking Club

Macks Hut

206

Macks Hut

 

Track

Site

 

Major Clews Hut

2402

Major Clews

Back Creek

Dirt Road

Good

Geehi Group

Mason Moraine Shelter

2420

Mason Moraine Shelter

 

Route

Ruin

 

Matthews Cottage

1015

Matthews Cottage

Foleys

Sealed Road

Good

 

Mawsons Hut

2325

Mawsons

Valentine

Route

Good

Squirrels Club

Merambego Hut

3002

Merambego

Merumbigo

Dirt Road

Site

 

Millers Hut

1206

Millers

 

Track

Good

P. Brown and Group

Montagues Hut

2303

Montagues

Pearces

Track

Site

 

Moulds Hut

2331

Moulds

Spencer Peak

Route

Burnt

 

Mt Black Mine

1212

Mt Black Mine

 

Route

Site

 

Mt Franklin Chalet

501

Mt Franklin Chalet

 

Dirt Road

Burnt

 

Munyang Hut

2434

Munyang

Whites River Aqueduct Shelter

Track

Good

 

Napthalis Hut

2509

Napthalis

Snowy Plains House

Track

Ruin

 

New

1415

New

*Crows

Track

Ruin

 

New Chum Hill

905

New Chum Hill

 

Sealed Road

Site

 

Nine Mile Hut

1010

Nine Mile

Nine Mile Diggings

Track

Site

 

Nordheim Hut

2332

Nordheim

 

Track

Burnt

 

Northcote Ski Tow Hut

2417

Northcote Ski Tow Hut

 

Route

Ruin

 

O'Keefes Hut

2326

O'Keefes

Bogong

Track

Good

Canberra Alpine Club, A. Sneddon

Old Currango Hut

1210

Old Currango

Currangorambla

Track

Good

D. Mitchell and H. Hill

Old Geehi Hut

2403

YHA

Ibis

Dirt Road

Good

NSW Range Rover Club

Old Grey Mare

2314

Old Grey Mare

McPhees

Track

Site

 

Old Jounama Homestead

803

Old Jounama Homestead

 

Dirt Road

Ruin

 

Old Kiandra Camp

1012

Old Kiandra Camp

 

Route

Ruin

 

Oldfields Hut

1601

Oldfields

Murray Creek

Track

Good

 

Oldfields No.2 Hut

1314

Lovenest

Lovenest in the Sallees

Route

Good

S. Garner

Olsens Lookout

2408

Olsens Lookout

 

Dirt Road

Burnt

To be rebuilt

Opera House

2412

Opera House

Canyon Camp

Track

Good

SMA

Patons Hut

2310

Patons

 

Track

Good

KHA, Paton Family

Pattinsons Hut

1013

Pattinsons

 

Track

Good

 

Pedens Hut

1312

Pedens

 

Track

Good

 

Big Peppercorn Hut

1107

Big Peppercorn

 

Track

Ruin

 

Peppercorn Lean-to

1108

Peppercorn Lean-to

Peppercorn Shelter

Track

Poor

 

Pethers No1 Hut

701

Pethers No1

 

Track

Ruin

 

Pethers No2 Hut

1103

Pethers No2

 

Track

Ruin

 

Pig Gully Hut

1008

Pig Gully

Gold

Track

Ruin

 

Pipers Creek Hut

2438

Pipers Creek

Pipers Aqueduct Shelter

Track

Good

 

Plantation (?)

814

Plantation (?)

Plantation

Track

Ruin

 

Pockets Hut

1216

Pockets

 

Track

Good

S. Garner

Pretty Jimmy

2606

Pretty Jimmy

 

Route

Ruin

 

Pretty Plain

2308

Pretty Plain

Pretty Plain No.1

Track

Good

D. DeMarco

Pretty Plain No2

2309

Pretty Plain No2

Sesselas

Track

Ruin

 

Prossers

807

Prossers

 

Route

Ruin

 

Prowses

1202

Prowses

 

Route

Ruin

 

Pryors

1504

Pryors

 

Track

Good

 

Pugilistic Creek

2311

Pugilistic Creek

Pugilistic

Track

Burnt

HMO South

Quinns

816

Quinns

Quinns shed

Track

Ruin

 

Ravine Coppermine

902

Ravine Coppermine

Lobbs Hole Mine

Dirt Road

Site

 

Ravine Hotel

901

Washington Arms Hotel

 

Dirt Road

Ruin

 

Rawsons Hut

2410

Rawsons

 

Route

Site

 

Reids Hut

2443

Reids

 

Track

Site

 

Reids Mine Hut

1006

Reids Mine

 

Track

Ruin

 

Richards Break Hut

2316

Richards Break

Toolong Range

Track

Ruin

 

RMC Duntroon Ski Lodge

1503

RMC Duntroon Ski Lodge

 

Dirt Road

Ruin

 

Rocky Plain

1403

Rocky Plain

 

Track

Ruin

 

Round Mountain Hut

2322

Round Mountain

 

Track

Good

Upper Murray Ski Club

Rugmans Hut       Track Good  

Rules Point Hotel

1201

Rules Point Hotel

 

Sealed Road

Site

 

Rutledges Hut

2437

Rutledges

 

Track

Site

 

Ryries

2313

Ryries

Ryries Parlour

Route

Site

 

Salt Trough

2318

Salt Trough

Name Unknown

Route

Site

 

Sandy Creek Hut

2803

Sandy Creek

 

Track

Good

Un-allocated

Sawyers Hill Hut

1402

Sawyers

Sawyers Hill

Sealed Road

Good

NPWS

Schaeffers Mine

1003

Schaeffers Mine

Mineral Hill

Track

Ruin

 

Schlink Hilton

2432

Schlink Hilton

Schlink

Track

Good

Gourmet Bushwalkers Club

Schofields Hut

1309

Schofields

Nungar

Track

Good

Kowmungers Walkers

Seamans Hut

2415

Seamans

Laurie Seaman Memorial Hut

Track

Good

NPWS

Siberia Camp

2704

Siberia Camp

 

Sealed Road

Ruin

 

Simpsons Diggings Hut

906

Simpsons Diggings

 

Track

Site

 

Slaughterhouse Hut

3001

Slaughterhouse

Walkers

Track

Good

Un-allocated

SMA Rain Gauge Jagungal

2323

Weather Hut

 

Track

Good

 

Snowy R Gauging Station

2425

Snowy R Gauging Station

 

Track

Good

 

Soil Conservation Hut

2419

Soil Conservation

Carruthers

Track

Site

 

Spencers Hut

1213

Spencers

Spencers 1 and 2

Track

Ruin

 

Spicers Hut and Shed

813

Spicers (Hut and Shed)

 

Track

Ruin

 

Spottswoods Hut

1501

Spottswoods

Stockyard

Track

Ruin

 

Stilwell Restaurant

2422

Stilwell Restaurant

 

Route

Site

 

Stockwhip Hut

2706

Stockwhip

Moyungal

Track

Burnt

 

Stokes

301

Stokes

Old Stokes

Track

Ruin

 

Tabletop Hut

1401

Tabletop

 

Track

Ruin

 

Tantangara Creek Mine

1304

Tantangara Creek Mine

Name Unknown

Track

Site

 

Tantangara Mountain Hut

1303

Tantangara Mountain

Harveys No.4

Route

Site

Bankstown Bushwalkers

Ted Oldfields Hut

1104

Ted Oldfields

Long Plain No 2

Track

Ruin

 

Teddys Hut

2708

Teddys

Teddies

Route

Ruin

Illawarra Alpine Club

The Hole Hut

205

 

 

Track

Site

 

Theiss Village

2307

Theiss Village

 

Track

Ruin

 

Thomas' Hut

802

Thomas's

 

Route

Ruin

 

Tin Hut

2439

Tin

Tin Hut No.2

Route

Good

Brindabella Ski Club

Tin Mine

2702

Tin Mine

Tin Mine No.3

Track

Site

 

Tin Mine Barn

2701

Tin Mine Barn

Tin Mine No.2

Track

Good

Illawarra Alpine Club

Tolbar Hut

2442

Tolbar

Tolbar No.1

Route

Ruin

 

Tom Jamiesons

2604

Tom Jamiesons

Gap Hut

Route

Site

 

Tongue Gauging Station

2306

Tongue Gauging Station

Tongue Bend Hut

Track

Ruin

 

Toolong Diggings Hut

2305

Toolong Diggings

 

Route

Site

 

Townsends Lodge

1310

Townsends

 

Track

Good

C. Richardson

Tumut River Gauging Station 1

2328

Tumut River Gauging Station 1

 

Track

Ruin

 

Twynam Ridge Shelter

2423

Twynam Shelter

Name provisional

Route

Ruin

 

Valentines Hut

2320

Valentines

Valentine

Track

Good

KHA

Venables Hut

207

Venables

Plonkeys

Track

Good

M. Lindley

Verandah Camp

2418

Verandah Camp

 

Track

Burnt

 

Vickerys Hut

702

Vickerys

Mackerys

Track

Good

J. Crane

Wallaces at Snowyvale

2602

Wallaces at Snowyvale

Snow Vale Hut

Track

Ruin

 

Weather Station

1002

Weather Station

Weather Station Dugout

Track

Good

 

Wheelers Hut

2304

Wheelers

Old Toolong

Track

Good

Springwood Bushwalking Club

Whites River Hut

2431

Whites River

 

Track

Under repair February 2011

Kosciusko Alpine Club

Whites River Camp

2433

Whites River Camp

Whites River Hut

Track

Site

 

Windy Creek Hut

2426

Windy Creek

 

Route

Ruin

 

Witzes Hut

1305

Witzes

Tantangara

Track

Good

Wagga Wilderness Club

Wolgal Hut

1014

Wolgal Hut

 

Track

Good

 

Yans Store

1016

Yans Store

Harris's

Sealed Road

Ruin

 

Yarrangobilly Village

811

Yarrangobilly Village

 

Sealed Road

Site

 

Yellow Bog No.1 Hut

2301

Yellow Bog No1

 

Route

Ruin

Standing Ruins

Yellow Bog No.2 Hut

2302

Yellow Bog No2

 

Route

Ruin

Standing Ruins

How do I book a hut?

There is no booking system except for a few managed by NPWS. It gets very busy during long weekends and the huts are there for emergency accomodation only so always carry your tent.  You must share the hut with anyone else that may come along,

Always carry a tent in case you can't find a hut or it is damaged.

Which huts can be booked?

Currango Homestead - Tantangra Dam

Wolgal Hut - Kiandra

Yarrangobilly Caves House

All can be booked through the NPWS Tumut Visitors Centre:
The Old Butter Factory, Adelong Road, Tumut, NSW 2720
(02) 6947 1849

Link to NPWS Accommodation website

Who can use the huts?

Absolutely everyone - you are welcome, provided that you respect the space and leave it as you found it, or even cleaner!

And you must share the hut and fireplace with anyone else who arrives.

If you do not like rats you may prefer to sleep in your tent.

What facilities are there?

Often none.

Most have a small water hole or stream nearby.

Most have a stove for heating and a bush saw for cutting wood.

Most have a broom for cleaning up.

Many have a toilet a short walk away, take your own toilet paper.

Where can I get water?

Most huts have a small stream nearby.

A collapsable container is handy to carry water back to the hut.

Some huts have buckets.

In popular areas and during low water flow periods, you should treat the water if you can't boil it for drinking.

Can I light a fire in them?

Yes, in stoves and fireplaces, except during Park or Total Fire Bans, check with NPWS before leaving home.

Keep fires small to prevent the chimney timbers from catching alight.

Of course you will fully extinguish any fire with water before you leave the hut.

During Total Fire Bans, the State Government regulations state that because you do not have a ready source of running water in the hut, you cannot use camping stoves with a naked flame.

May I collect firewood?

Yes, but don't go overboard,

Only use dead wood - green wood is alive and growing, and does not burn easily,

Avoid leaving unsightly branch stumps which might spoil the view from the hut,

Only cut what you will burn during your stay,

Leave some wood behind for the next visitors, in case they arrive in bad weather, enough for one night and a bit more for drying wet logs if necessary. Having to cut your own wood is the best form of wood fuel conservation.

Only leave a small bundle of kindling and, of the remainder, nothing else less than 2" diameter, please use the wood box if there is one.

Please do not leave huge piles of fine kindling with leaves still on them in the hut!

 

Where can I find the information  about visiting the huts?

The Hut Visitor code has lots of information, see here.

The Australian Alps National Parks website also a very good guide.

 

Where can I get mobile phone reception?

The more modern phones can get reception over a lot of the park, on top of the higher peaks is good.

  

Last update: 29 March 2015.

 

 

 

HUTS AND HERITAGE eNews

This is sent out on an as-needs basis to around 130 members and others, sometimes once a week, sometimes more, depending on the news to be sent.
It includes news about upcoming heritage events, hut openings, and ongoing historical research and stories about the huts and their people.
If interested email Graham Scully.

What skills do I need that will be useful rather than being hindrance?

The key skill is to work safely. NPWS considers KHA volunteers to be the equivalent to building trades. The Workplace Health and Safety legislation applies to you, your direct supervisors and NPWS rangers who are 'Persons conducting a business or undertaking' PCBU. Knowing your limits, the limits of the tools and consumables you have on the job is very important. KHA has not suffered an accident on the workplace, and we want to keep it that way.

Working safely means communicating with the appointed supervisor, not rushing the job and not starting anything you cannot safely finish, the hut is not going anywhere. All people attending the workparty must be financial members of KHA, a NSW State Government requirement to be covered by NPWS' new volunteer third pary insurance requirement. Members should also hold a building construction white card which can be obtained via an online course. KHA can reimburse the cost of the whitecard itself, not any travel or accommodation expenses related to obtaining it.

If you have no skills you will still be welcome, especially if you can make a pot of tea in the bush! So workparties require walking to and camping near the hut, so being self sufficient with food and willing to travel in the workparty supervisior's car is improtant. NPWS restricts the number of cars that can travel to a hut so you will likely have to travel in the workparty supervisors car. Larger jobs with extensive works will be conducted by NPWS park workers and a roster of KHA workers is run, often only one KHA helper at a time.

KHA runs a regular 'woodskills workshop' this is a great opportunity to meet KHA caretakers and new skills.

If you have special trade skills we would love to hear from you.

How do I get a website login/password?

Logins are for members only. You will be sent details when your membership has been processed.

If you are already a member and do not know your login details, try the "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password" button.

If you do not receive email, tell the webmaster. This has probably occured because you registered with an old password you don't use any more or we do not have a valid email address for you.

I have lost my password and/or user name.

You can have the system automatically reset your password by clicking on the "Forgot Login" text under the Login button. This will generate an automatic email to you with a new password.

If you do not receive the email, tell the webmaster. This has probably occured because you registered with an old password you don't use any more or we do not have a valid email address for you.

How do I change my password when logged in?

You can change most profile entries such as password, postal address or phone number from here.

Go to MEMBERS AREA - My Details. 

 

Place your mouse pointer over the Edit button just above where your profile picture is

see screenshot on the right -->

Then click Update your Profile

 

On the Contact Details tab, in the empty box labelled password,

type your new password, and type the same password in the Verify Password box, then scroll down to the bottom and click Update.

This will overwrite your old password. 

 

I want to renew my membership, but I cannot login in.

If your membership has expired by more than two months, you are prevented from loggin in to the website. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and ask to be enabled so that you can renew. As membership is due in July, you will be blocked from September on.

 

I offered to help once but got knocked back!

Email us immediately and we will give you a job!

Turn up at an AGM in May and introduce yourself.

KHA is run entirely by unpaid volunteers with full-time day jobs and families.

Many current committee members have been actively involved for well over a decade.

The committee are particularly concerned about succession planning; who will take over the running of the organisation in the future?

Any little bit helps, no job is too small...

 

How to bookmark the KHA website homepage

If you are typing 'KHA', 'khuts.org' or 'kha.org.au' into a box at the top of your browser, you're probably making a Google or Bing search, not telling your browser to open our home page. If you get a list of sites rather than the KHA hompage, then you are doing a web search, not telling your browser to open the KHA home page: e.g. 

kha bing search kha google search

Google and Bing do not put the KHA homepage at the top of the list of results because Google wants KHA to pay them to make that happen. While work is also being undertaken to improve web search results so that the KHA home page is among the results, there may be a better solution.

The KHA volunteer Admin Team suggests you create a browser bookmark for the KHA website. The KHA full web address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is: https://khuts.org

It's easy, just follow these steps for whichever browser you are using: Internet Explorer (Microsoft Window); Safari (Apple Mac), or you may be using a Firefox or a Chrome browser.

Step 1. Make sure your bookmarks are displayed, click on the link below and select your browser

How to show the bookmarks or Favourites Bar

Step 2. Add the KHA homepage to the bookmarks bar, click on the link below and select your browser

How to create an internet favourite or bookmark

You must type in the KHA homepage address exactly as below:

https://khuts.org

Once you set up a bookmark you can just click that rather than make a Google search.