Kokoda Trek 2020: Expressions of Interest

For a number of years, a group of NSW Police Officers has undertaken an annual hike across the infamous Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. Each year, the Police Officers involved have raised funds to pay for up to six NSW Police Legacy Legatees to accompany them.

We are now inviting expressions of interest from Police Officers (sworn and unsworn), Police Legatees, family and friends, to be a part of this tradition. To be suitable for participation in the 2020 Kokoda Trek you must:

  • Be aware that the trip will be physically demanding and mentally challenging
  • Be prepared to reach a high level of physical fitness prior to the trip
  • Be willing to attend a mandatory information session in the NSW Police Legacy Office, Sydney, on Thursday 14 November 2019
  • Attend mandatory practice hikes as required (approx. 3 with the trek’s official guide)
  • Attend the Annual Kokoda Golf Day – 6 March 2020
  • Be willing to actively fundraise
  • Be available from 15 to 26 April 2020 inclusive

 

Itinerary

15 Apr 2020:  Flight from Sydney/Brisbane to Port Moresby (Overnight POM Hotel)
16 Apr 2020:  Flight from Port Moresby to Popondetta
16-24 Apr 2020: Trekking the Kokoda Track
24 Apr 2020:  Return to Port Moresby (Overnight POM Hotel)
25 Apr 2020:  ANZAC Day Service & Celebrations (Overnight POM Hotel)
26 Apr 2020:  Flight from Port Moresby to Sydney/Brisbane

Information for Police
The cost of the trek is approximately $5,000, and includes a pre-trek training program, international and PNG domestic airfares, 3 nights’ accommodation in Port Moreseby, village access and trekking fees, and more. Terms and Conditions apply and prices may be subject to change. Traditionally the Anzac day ceremony is counted as an on-duty exercise.

 

Information for Police Legatees
We are accepting applications from all NSWPL Legatees aged 18 years and over. Dependents of or partners/spouses of retired or serving NSW Police Officers who have died are also welcome to apply. We will also accept applications from parents who would like to do the trek with their children who are aged 16 and over.

 

To lodge an expression of interest please email Annette Dunn, Community Events Coordinator or call her on 9060 0717 if you have any questions.