About us

The Heart Foundation wants to support more people to walk more often, as it’s one of the simplest yet best things we can do for a healthy mind, body and heart. 


We do this by building and supporting a community of walkers all over Australia. More than 300,000 participants across the country have stepped up with Heart Foundation Walking.

Free and easy to join, Heart Foundation Walking offers support and motivation to those wanting to be more physically active or get more out of walking. 


How did we get here? 

Established in 1995, Heart Foundation Walking has helped people all over Australia start walking and stay walking. We started life in Queensland as the Just Walk It program and our ‘red army’ of walkers keep on trooping to this day. 

 In 2017 we delivered the Prime Minister’s One million steps and ran a number of step challenges to encourage people to step it up. 

In 2021 we launched our Personal Walking Plans, a six-week tailored exercise program giving participants the tools to achieve the Australian physical activity guidelines by the end of the six-week plan. 

Get involved 

There are many ways you can support Heart Foundation Walking. By becoming a community partner and hosting walks in your community, volunteering to lead a walk or by simply sharing our program with your friends and family and encouraging them to join a group. 


Funding partners 

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest free walking network, made possible with thanks to the vital support of our funding partners. Our program partners play an important role in giving Australian's the opportunity to make walking a part of their lives.