VIC AABAT Spring Workshop

VIC AABAT Spring Workshop

Philosophical & Practical Immersion for Practitioners in Nature & ACT Alternative Directions founder, Adam Dickinson, is offering a workshop exploring the uses of therapeutic theories and resources based around Acceptance & Commitment Therapy combined with...

Melbourne & Victorian COVID lockdown update

After announcement of a recorded 120 new COVID cases in Victoria overnight, the State’s Premier and Chief Health Officer delivered the unsurprising news that our restrictions will continue, with a few exceptions. Playgrounds will reopen on Friday, but only to...

OCA Summit Update 

The OCA summit held in May 2021 involved a preparation survey inviting attendees to voice their priorities in relation to change for the industry. This was then ratified at the summit and 5 groups were formed to continue discussion.These included: Pay conditions and...

Next Online chat with OV

Join Andrew Knight, OV’s CEO & team for our next online chat! When: Jul 27, 2021 10:30 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney REGISTER HERE Andrew’s special guest this month will be Simon Murray from the Mountain Safety Collective advisory service, who will...
Nature Stewards News

Nature Stewards News

Autumn Nature Stewards programs complete! Congratulations to our two autumn classes! It was wonderful to celebrate their graduations recently and hear about the programs, friendships made, and volunteering efforts locally.   Keen to take part in a Spring program in...

Free Daily Mountain Conditions Reports

A valuable new service enabling better decisions in the Alpine National Park during the snow season! As ABC news recently highlighted in their online news and on Sunday 13th June’s national 7pm TV news, if you’re a winter mountain sports enthusiast, a backcountry...

OCA SUMMIT 2021 Update

Dates announced: 25th- 26th May The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) has announced a summit to discuss the priorities and a path to a possible transformation of the outdoors sector across Australia. It is the perfect time to come together to further unite and...
Quick Guide to Get Active Kids Voucher Program

Quick Guide to Get Active Kids Voucher Program

OV has complied a few quick links for activity providers and clubs about ‘The Get Active Kids Voucher Program’ which helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment.

Digital Checkpoints Updated

The new VCE Outdoor & Environmental studies 2021-23 edition also has new digital content. Digital Checkpoints are an online, interactive and responsive version of the study guide optimised for reading on a tablet, mobile or laptop and include: multiple-choice...

Nature Kindergarten Project Update

We are very excited that the first major face-to-face engagement for the Nature Kindergarten Facilitation Demonstration Project is starting this week. Outdoors Victoria’s facilitator Rose Major and colleague Lisa Coxon from the Early Childhood Outdoor Learning...

OCA Summit 2021

In response to the challenges of the past year, the need to further unite & strengthen the outdoor sector nationally has been identified by the Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA). The OCA Board, which is made up of CEOs and Presidents of many of the State and...

Nature Kindergarten Project News

As with many projects the world over, 2020’s COVID crisis changed much in the Nature Kindergarten space. Early childhood services who were moving ahead with exciting plans for the future found themselves having to work out how to teach very young children remotely...

Cleaning and Maintenance Guides for Outdoor Sector

Our friends at ONE PLANET developed some important guidelines for understanding best practices to maintaining outdoor equipment in 2020. In 2020, equipment hygiene has become an essential part of risk management for schools and institutions where gear and equipment...