Gippsland Campdrafting Association
The Gippsland Campdrafting Association was originally formed as the Eastern Campdrafting Association at a meeting of interested people on 3rd September 1973. At that meeting, Owen Waller was elected President, Christa Treasure was elected Secretary and Vice President was Ron Connley. The committee was elected from the areas of Orbost, Sale, Swifts Creek, Ensay, Buchan, Sarsfield, Black Mountain, Hazelwood, Tubbut and Benambra.
The name was changed to Gippsland Campdrafting Association in November 1974, and although some of the earlier drafts no longer exist, others have taken their place, and the GCA now incorporates drafts to the east at Salt Creek near Johnsonville through to Trafalgar in the north west and as far south as Wonthaggi and Yanakie, therefore making the GCA uniquely bounded by the mountains and the sea.