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.
Bushfire Recovery for the Australian Outdoor Sector
What’s Next? Bushfire Recovery for the Australian Outdoor Sector Attention Outdoor Sector! You are invited to participate with our counter parts from other states in a webinar focused at supporting the outdoor sector in this trying time. The key questions […]
The economic contribution of Australia’s nature-based outdoor recreation sector
SkillsIQ commissioned Marsden Jacob Associates to conduct a study to better understand the impact of the nature-based outdoor recreation sector on Australia’s economy. It was designed to establish a picture of this sector, covering both participation across activities as well […]
The Outdoor Council of Australia is conducting a user review of the National Outdoor Leadership Registration Scheme (NOLRS). NOLRS was established in 2003 to provide a transparent, national benchmark of individual currency in outdoor activity leadership skills. NOLRS is a scheme for […]
“This paper looks at accidents in Australian climbing, in all its forms, over the past fifty years. An analysis of some of the data is provided. The seriousness of easier climbs is scrutinised and the issue of helmet wearing commended. […]