Draft AAS Paddling in Inland Waterways
Deadline for feedback extended to: 14 February 2014 More info »
New Business Toolkit re bushfire preparedness
Tourism Victoria, in partnership with the CFA has released a new toolkit to assist tourism businesses prepare for bushfires. More info »
Have your say - Parks Vic camping fees review
The new Victorian national parks camping and accommodation fees Regulatory Impact Statement is out for comment. Deadline: 22 Nov 2013 More info »
NOLRS Oct 2013 Newsletter
Welcome to the October 2013 edition of the NOLRS Newsletter. In this issue you will find updates on registration and reregistration, new pathways to becoming on outdoor leader, and information about contributing an article. More info »
World Summit NZ early bird closes 30 Sept.
The World Summit on the outdoors theme is "The value of the outdoors to society" Rotarua 19-22 Nov 2013 More info »
Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are voluntary guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities for dependant groups where participants have a level of dependence upon a single or multiple leaders.
Current Adventure Activity Standards can be downloaded here.
AAS are NOT statutory standards by law. Legal liability for injuries or property damage is primarily governed by the laws of Contract and Negligence which are described within each AAS introduction. Commercial activity providers will however be aware that AAS have been applied by most managers of crown land as a legal requirement of necessary licenses.
The AAS have been established as minimum standards The concept required appropriate consultation with commercial and community involvement to produce a single and consistent set of guidelines for safe and sustainable practices in the outdoors to provide clarity to the sector and external stakeholders.
Four government agencies - Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV), Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), Parks Victoria (PV) and Tourism Victoria (TV) helped support the establishment of the AAS project.
AAS expects activities to be conducted in a manner appropriate to the specific organisation, the participants being led and the nature of the activity being undertaken. Outdoors Victoria supports the pursuit of best practice by organisations which have the expertise and resources to optimise safety and quality of activities for participants and the environment.
For more information about AAS contact firstname.lastname@example.org