POSITIVE START JOURNEY PROGRAMS

Bindaree Outdoor Education Services

Provider Overview

Bindaree Outdoor Education has over 32 years experience delivering outdoor education programs of the highest quality to secondary students across Victoria. Bindaree is regarded as an industry leader through our contributions towards the development of the Outdoor Education Industry in Victoria. We strive to set the highest standards in areas of safety and professionalism as well as program and curriculum development.

Program Description

We offer a personal touch, strong attention to detail, flexibility and an inclusive approach to program design. We set the highest standards in all areas of safety, risk management and professionalism and take care of all program details for you.

Our friendly and experienced staff are here to work with your school to create a journey camping experience your students will never forget.


Select from fun activities that encourage strong connections with our natural environment and help develop important life skills in leadership, use of initiative, problem solving and self-confidence, just to name a few. Methods of Journey travel and outdoor activities below:

  • Bushwalking
  • Marine Reef Studies
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkelling
  • White Water Rafting
  • Navigation
  • Raft Building
  • Abseiling
  • Caving
  • Rock Climbing

Positive Start Program Style

Our passionate and enthusiastic team of outdoor educators deliver hands-on learning experiences customised to each student’s skill / ability level which enhance the opportunity for personal growth and achieving learning outcomes that will last a lifetime.

Our journey-based programs extend your students’ challenge levels, whether travelling by foot, bike or over water. Winding your way across the land you will sleep under the stars in some of our countries most spectacular locations as you journey to your destination.

Mix and match from base camp or journey programs, you set the challenge and we will then tailor the program to suit your needs to ensure ultimate comfort and success.

 

Student Profile

All our trips are bespoke, and we formulate our programs in collaboration with schools based on their required level of challenge and the cohort’s ability, as well as the desired rationale and learning outcomes. We regularly run outdoor programs for students in years 8 – 12 focussing on traits such as teamwork, leadership, connection, wellbeing, resilience, or cultural/environmental awareness. Post Covid we also recognise the importance of simply getting young people back out into nature to reconnect with the world around them.

Program Description

We offer a personal touch, strong attention to detail, flexibility and an inclusive approach to program design. We set the highest standards in all areas of safety, risk management and professionalism and take care of all program details for you.

Our friendly and experienced staff are here to work with your school to create a journey camping experience your students will never forget.


Select from fun activities that encourage strong connections with our natural environment and help develop important life skills in leadership, use of initiative, problem solving and self-confidence, just to name a few. Methods of Journey travel and outdoor activities below:

  • Bushwalking
  • Marine Reef Studies
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkelling
  • White Water Rafting
  • Navigation
  • Raft Building
  • Abseiling
  • Caving
  • Rock Climbing

Available Journey Program Dates and Locations

All trips are bespoke, and we offer base and journey-based programs throughout National and State Parks in Victoria. Please contact us on 03 9720 9896 or email joe.beckett@bindaree.com to discuss dates, locations and your school’s needs.

Compliance, Risk management, Quality of Program/Experience

How to Book?

For more information visit www.bindaree.com or please contact us on 03 9720 9896 or email joe.beckett@bindaree.com in order to discuss dates, locations and your school’s needs. 

Other Positive Start Journey Providers

The DET has approved eight quality Journey Providers who have committed to offering tailored Journey-based programs to eligible Victorian schools. These Positive Start Journey Providers offer a range of all-inclusive programs to suit your school’s requirements and suitability. 

Take your time to explore the Journey providers below. You will find a link to the provider’s website for further detailed information about their Positive Start Journey programs. Follow the steps outlined in the ‘What’s Next?’ section to secure a booking with your chosen provider.

Halls Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education Group (OEG)

Up The Creek

Each Wild

Aus Camp

Journey Development Programs (JDP)

Contact us for any enquiries that you might have in relation to journey-based camps.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which our conference will be held.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present as well as their emerging leaders.

*Images by OEG via www.oeg.edu.au