Next Zoom catch up with OV

OV’s next online morning tea is scheduled for next Tuesday Jul 27, 2021 10:30 AM.  REGISTER HERE This month we have special guest, Simon Murray from the Mountain Safety Collective advisory service. So if you want to know more about what they do in the Alpine...

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...

New positions at OV

OV is seeking new staff members to fill three full-time, six-month roles. The roles are available for individuals who have lost a job as a consequence of the pandemic, or for those that have had hours reduced by at least 50%. These conditions also apply to those...

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...

COVID-19 Update Victorian Lockdown

A small update has come through from the Victorian Department of Education relevant to schools and camp providers in the Victorian community School boarding premises, Medium Term Residential Programs and School Camps “Students and staff residing in school...
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...

Camps and Excursions Further Restrictions Ease Update

Updates directly from Department of Education (DET) apply from today 18 June, 2021 Camps, playgrounds, pools and other school facilities and activities All Victorian schools: Camps and overnight stays can take place across Victoria with no travel restrictions....

Metro Melbourne Schools Clear for Regional Camps

The below message comes directly form the Department of Education and relates to all Victorian schools as Melbourne begins to move out of COVID lockdown and regional Victoria’s restrictions are eased further. As at midnight tonight, Thursday 10th June, 2021:...

Business Assistance grants

The Victorian Government has announced they will double existing support payments for businesses affected by the extension of the circuit-breaker restrictions. Business Costs Assistance Program grants of $2,500 for eligible businesses directly affected by the industry...

Latest updates on School Camps in Victoria

  This latest information came directly via the Department of Education today **An additional update for regional schools late Thursday  June 3 : Excursions and incursions are not permitted at this time.   Regional schools – students can participate in a school...

Covid 19 Victorian Restrictions update

Like many Victorians you will probably be up to date with the latest news relevant to you with regards to COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore within these posts we don’t try to cover everything, other than how restrictions (or the easing of) affect Outdoor related...
School Camps and Excursions Update

School Camps and Excursions Update

We’ve received word from DET today with a few specifics related to the current lockdown throughout Victoria: School camps and excursions cannot take place at this time The exception are camps that commenced prior to 11.59pm on Thursday 27 May, 2021. These can...

Covid-19 restrictions for Melbourne update

Metropolitan Melbourne moves to revised COVIDSafe Settings on 6:00pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 Some new restrictions have been put in place due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Melbourne. We’re happy to advise that camps and excursions can still continue to take place,...

Seeking New OV Board Members

It’s hard to believe that three of OV’s founding Board members, Anthony Hall, Steve, Mc Murtrie, and Michael Naismith have come to the end of their extended terms, so along with another long-standing Board member, Mark Collard, they will be leaving us in...

Outdoor Education Awards 2021

Victoria’s Outdoor Education Awards are now open for nominations Entry is free To enter you must be an Affiliate Member of Outdoors Victoria If you are not a member you can do so for as little as $125+gst per annum See below for information on nomination...