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 »
Are you an outstanding writer, with experience in stakeholder consultation and policy/standards development? Do you want to work in a fabulous, entrepreneurial organisation with a strong social purpose? The role of Policy Coordinator at Outdoors Victoria may be right for you!
This position will focus on updating Victoria's Adventure Activity Standards, among other projects. The position is for an initial 12 month contract on a part-time basis (3 or 4 days/week), with scope for an ongoing role provided funding can be secured. The role is suitable for a candidate with outstanding writing skills, some experience in policy development or research, and demonstrated ability to run effective stakeholder consultation processes.
The full position description can be downloaded here. Applicants should submit a cv and cover letter explaining their relevant skills and attributes, as set out in the PD, no later than 5pm on 22 January 2015. Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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
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.
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.
The 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.
The 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
Parks Victoria website provides current details on conditions for participating in outdoor recreational activities within the state's parks at http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/park-management/fire,-flood-and-other-closures
Information on Victorian outdoor activities. click http://www.visitvictoria.com/Activities-and-attractions/Outdoor-activities.aspx
Outdoors 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:
Page last updated: 07 Jan 2015