We acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work and pay respect to Elders past and present.
The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) is the national peak body which advocates for and represents organisations and individuals that employ outdoor adventure activities for the purposes of:
Tim Macartney-Snape, OCA patron
The role of the OCA is to represent the views and needs of these organisations and individuals to the community, industry and all levels of government. Further, the OCA advocates for policies, strategies and actions that support and encourage the outdoor sector; promotes a philosophy and practice of sustainable interaction with the natural environment; encourages organisational development within the outdoor community that enhances the delivery of services; promotes best practices in standards and quality of leadership and training; and promotes the advancement of research on outdoor related issues and participation.
The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) has produced a template to assist outdoor organisations to undertake safety/risk management planning regarding issues posed by COVID-19 – “COVID-19 Management Plan Template for Group Based Outdoor Activities”. The template draws on the work […]
OCA Framework for Rebooting Outdoor Activities in a COVID-19 Environment
The Outdoor Council of Australia Board has formed up a comprehensive document, which is a framework for conducting Outdoor Recreation activities in a COVID-19 environment. It has been compiled in very tight timeframes through the sustained efforts by volunteers of Outdoors […]
Australia’s outdoors is still OPEN – Monday 30 March 2020
Outdoor sector leaders are urging the public to exercise outdoors while practicing good social distancing The Outdoor Council of Australia, national peak body for outdoor activities, is reminding members of the public that the outdoors is still open and […]
Camps and Outdoor Providers Recommended Contract Cancellation Process – Position Statement Update 27/03/2020
This statement supersedes the previous Position Statement dated 17/03/2020 The OCA is closely connected with the five state Outdoors Peak bodies, the Australian Camps Association, Scouts Australia and several other related sector peaks. The OCA Board met today 27/03/2020 to […]