19 June 2014
E-lert June 2014 More info »


March 2014 newsletter
Active April, Nature Play Week, a policy agenda for the outdoors community, and more More info »


Media Release: funding cuts for outdoor training
Skills crisis looms as Victorian Government confirms drastic funding cuts for outdoor training programs. More info »


New CEO Appointed
The Board of Outdoors Victoria is delighted to announce the appointment of Charles ("Chuck") Berger to the position of Chief Executive Officer. More info »


Submission to DEPI
Outdoors Victoria has made a submission to the National Parks Camping and Accommodation Fees Regulatory Impact Statement. More info »



Education Outdoors Conference 2015

Here are a few quick links to keep you up to date.

Click here for our flyer which covers where our planning is up to at the moment.

If your Organisation is interested in Sponsoring the event go here to download a copy of the sponsorship packages.

For tickets go here to register

If you are interested in presenting at the conference you can download a copy of the Expression of Interest here.

For more updates go to our Upcoming Events Page


Victoria’s political parties on the outdoors, in their own words

Recently Outdoors Victoria asked Victoria’s political parties a few open questions about their position on the outdoors. We have now received responses from the ALP, Coalition and the Greens. Each expressed positive support for education and investment in Victoria’s outdoors, and highlighted relevant parts of their election platform.

Rather than trying to summarise their responses here, we’ve decided to let the parties speak for themselves – and so we’ve posted their responses in full on our website. Have a look here to see what Victoria’s parties have to say about the outdoors in their own words!


ALP response

Greens response

Coalition response

Visit our 2014 Victorian Election Campaign site 

For all the up to date news on what OV is doing in preparation for the State Election and to also view our Policy Agenda


Launch of the first Outdoors Policy Agenda. From L to R Michael Naismith (OV Board), Hon Damien Drum, Chuck Berger (OV's CEO) Jacqui DeKievit(OV Board) & Chris Towers (OV Board)

On the 17th Sept 2014 OV was proud to have the first Outdoors Policy Agenda for Victoria launched by the Honorable Damian Drum, Minister for Sports and Recreation and Veteran's Affairs. Also delivering a wonderfully heartfelt speech was Jaala Pulford (below), Labour Member for the Western Victoria Region.

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DEECD Safety Guidelines for Education Outdoors            

 The Safety Guidelines for Education Outdoors support the planning and approval of: overnight excursions; camps; interstate and overseas visits; excursions requiring sea or air travel; excursions involving weekends or vacations; and adventure activities. The Safety Guidelines are available here.

Severe Weather Planning

sw.jpgThe Guidance Note 'Management of Outdoor Activities for Severe Weather Conditions' is available here.

It provides guidelines for planning issues such as 'severe weather sites' and 'trigger points' as well a specific action for bushfire, thunderstorms, severe wind, lightning strikes and more.

Weather conditions

bom_logo.gifThe Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website provides up-to-date information relating to weather that may play a critical role in your safety and success in the outdoors.  Essential services provided by the BOM include weather warnings for Victoria, a range of local, district and state level forecasts, flood warnings and charts as well as a wide range of educational resources to help with planning. To find out more click Victorian Weather and Warnings

Victoria's Parks

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 Visiting Victoria

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DTPLI logo.jpgOutdoors Victoria is proudly supported by Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV).     

SRV maximises the economic and social benefits provided to all Victorians by the sport and recreation sector through:



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