The Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and the completed activity Good Practice Guide’s (GPG’s) have been published, prior to the official launch in September 2019. The pre-released documents and FAQ’s are available from the website home page.

AAAS & GPG Information Webinars- Save the Date/s

Two AAAS & GPG information webinars, covering a short briefing and a Q&A session, will be running in Feb 2019. Save one of the following dates if you would like to join one of these webinars:
  • Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12.30pm – 1.30pm AEST
  • Wednesday 13 February 2019, 8.00pm – 9.00pm AEST

Registration details will be announced in January via:


Why pre-release?

  • Because of the outdoor community’s active support of the development of the AAAS and GPG’s, the Steering Committee want to offer completed sections as soon as possible.
  • Providers can use the pre-released documents to begin reviewing their activity systems well before the Australian AAS are adopted by all jurisdictions.

What is being released now?

The following completed documents are available now:

  • Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS)
  • Core GPG (common good practice for all activities)
  • Activity specific GPG’s:
  • Abseil & Climbing GPG
  • Bushwalking GPG
  • Camping GPG
  • Canyoning GPG
  • Cycling, Cycle Touring and Mt Biking GPG
  • Horse Trail Riding GPG
  • Inland water paddle-craft GPG (canoeing, kayaking, rafting & associated activities)
  • These can be downloaded from the website home page.


Still to come

The Challenge Courses GPG (low and high ropes) is nearing completion and will be available early in 2019.

Work has recently started on the following GPG’s:
·       Angling
·       Caving
·       Sea kayaking
·       Snorkelling.
These four GPG’s will be released at the official launch in September 2019.


Official launch and adoption

The ‘official launch’ is planned for September 2019.

It is likely that adoption of the Australian AAS by all States and Territories would then occur early 2020. More detail on the adoption timeline will be released in due course.

Thanks to all the TWG members

The Steering Committee wishes to thank all the Technical Working Group (TWG) members for their work and contributions.
This project would not have been possible without the volunteer efforts of all the TWG members.