The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) is the national peak body advocating for and representing organisations and individuals that employ outdoor adventure activities for the purposes of:
- Personal development
- Corporate development
Tim Macartney-Snape, patron of Outdoor Council of Australia
The role of the OCA is to represent the views and needs of the outdoor sector to the community, industry and all levels of government. Further, the OCA advocates for policies, strategies and actions that support and encourage the outdoor recreation 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 OCA provides opportunity for industry recognition of the skill currency through the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (currently under review) and the promotion of minimum guidelines for planning and delivery through the Adventure Activity Standards.
The OCA is committed to bringing together the outdoor recreation industry, the government and the community to share ideas and build a sustainable future for outdoor recreation in Australia.
The vision of the new National Outdoor Strategy is to secure a sustainable future for the outdoor sector by strengthening alliances between relevant government, business and community organizations.
The Patron of the OCA is Tim Macartney-Snape, a committed supporter of the power of the outdoors to positively affect lives, relationships and the environment itself.
To connect with the OCA please go to our Members page for contact details on the relevant outdoor association in your state.