What is a Swaggie?
A Swaggie is a trackable Hitch hiker that can be placed in a geocache. It has a name and a nickname. You think up the name and Geocaching Australia will supply the nickname in the form of a SWxxxx code.
How do I log a Swaggie?
Please see our instructions on logging a swaggie.
Can it travel overseas?
Yes, there is no restriction regarding caches it can go into. Provided the Swaggie is logged on Geocaching Australia it can be tracked.
How much do they cost and how do I get one?
Swaggies are free. There is no requirement to purchase 'dog tags'. When you list a swaggie you will be prompted for a name and password. The password is used by the finder to verify they have the swaggie. You need to include the password with the swaggie note. A potential swaggie note has been drafted for your use.
Can I put a travel bug in a cache listed only on this site?
Although it is possible, we would rather you didn't because Geocaching.com does not track a Travel Bug through caches it hasn't listed. The Travel Bug would 'disappear' as far as the Geocaching.com is concerned, eventually reappearing when it is placed in one of their caches again.
How do I add a Swaggie and release it?
Click the 'My' tab on the header to show the 'My Account' page, At the bottom left, under 'My Swaggies', click 'Add New Swaggie'. Chose a name for your swaggie and type it in, fill out the description with the tasks you want to set for the Swaggie and type in the password you want used when the swaggie is logged.
The password is similar to the number engraved on a Groundspeak TB and is entered by the finder when the Swaggie is logged. Once you have saved the page the swaggie will appear on your account page. You can edit the swaggie from that page.
To release the Swaggie, select the cache from the listing and then 'Drop a swaggie in this cache' from the log option.
Here is a potential swaggie note you may wish to distribute with your swaggie.