Walker Terms & Conditions

1. I warrant that I have read, considered, reviewed and understood these Terms and Conditions, and the information required by the Walker Registration Form prior to submitting my application to participate in Heart Foundation Walking as a Walker.

2. I agree that any dispute arising under or in relation to these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the laws and courts of the State or Territory in which I participate in the Heart Foundation Walking program. 

3. I warrant that I am over 18 and of full legal capacity or, if I am applying on behalf of a person under 18 and/or not of full legal capacity, that I am a person legally entitled to sign on behalf of that person (for example, parent, guardian, person having suitable power of attorney). If I am signing on behalf of somebody else, I agree to these Terms and Conditions on behalf of that person.

4. I accept all risk, responsibility and liability whatsoever and howsoever arising from or in connection with my children and/or dogs (if any) that accompany me in or in relation to HFW Activities.

5. While participating in HFW Activities, I must comply with any directions relating to HFW Activities received from any one or more of: a Heart Foundation representative, a Walk Organiser, a Local Coordinator or a Host Organisation representative. 

6. I understand that HFW Activities include Walking ranging from quite gentle to very vigorous.

7. I accept in my sole responsibility all risks and liabilities that may arise from my participation in HFW, including the risk of injury or loss of life, and I release the Heart Foundation and Heart Foundation Associates from claims, liability, demands and proceedings arising from or in relation to any loss, damage, expense or personal injury which may be sustained by me as a result of or in connection with:

a) any neglect, act, omission or failure on the part of the Heart Foundation or Heart Foundation Associates; or

b) my participation in HFW.

8. I indemnify the Heart Foundation and Heart Foundation Associates (collectively, Those Indemnified) against:

a) all losses incurred by Those Indemnified;

b) all liabilities incurred by Those Indemnified; and

c) all costs actually payable by Those Indemnified to their legal representatives (whether or not under a costs agreement) and other expenses incurred by Those Indemnified in connection with a demand, action, arbitration or other proceeding (including mediation, compromise, out of court settlement or appeal), arising as a result of or in connection with my participation in HFW and HFW Activities.

9. I warrant that I have provided true and correct information to the Heart Foundation and that I will promptly notify the Heart Foundation of any changes to provided information.

10. I consent to the publication in any form of media of my name and details of my participation in HFW.

11. I acknowledge that the Heart Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude or reject me from participating in HFW at any time and without notice or explanation to me.

12. I acknowledge that the Heart Foundation will post the current version of this document for my consultation at https://walking.heartfoundation.org.au and that I will be notified of changes in advance by any one or more of written notice on the Heart Foundation website.

13. If I do not consent to be bound by this document as varied from time to time, I must immediately withdraw from HFW. 

In this document:

Heart Foundation means the National Heart Foundation of Australia (ABN 98 008 419 761);

Heart Foundation Associates means all persons or corporations associated or affiliated directly or indirectly with the Heart Foundation;

Heart Foundation Walking means the Heart Foundation’s program to establish and promote participation in Walking;

HFW means Heart Foundation Walking;

HFW Activities means all activities associated with Heart Foundation Walking;

Host Organisation means an organisation participating in HFW with a view to promoting Walking in their area;

Local Coordinator means the person employed by the Host Organisation and appointed to coordinate HFW and HFW Activities;

Terms and Conditions means this document;

Walk Organiser means a person who manages and organises a HFW group;

Walker means an individual participating (or intending to participate) in HFW;

Walker Registration Form means the form to be completed by those interested in participating in Heart Foundation Walking as a Walker; and

Walking means ambulation (or the use of a wheelchair or other mobility aid) on a firm surface. For the avoidance of doubt, Walking excludes walking in water.


Under the Australian Consumer Law, several statutory guarantees apply to the supply of certain goods and services. These guarantees mean that the supplier named on this form is required to ensure that the recreational services it supplies to you:

  • are rendered with due care and skill; and 

  • are reasonably fit for any purpose which you, either expressly or by implication, make known to the supplier; and 

  • might reasonably be expected to achieve any result you have made known to the supplier. 

By participating in the HFW Activities, you will be agreeing that your rights to sue the supplier under the Civil Liability Act in the State or Territory in which you undertake the HFW Activities, or any other law, if you are killed or injured because the services provided were not in accordance with these guarantees, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in this document.