Learning Outdoors; Connect & Celebrate, 2013 Outdoors Victoria Education Conference
11:00am Friday 31 May - 4:00pm Saturday 1 June, 2013 Somers School Camp, Lord Somers Road, Somers. Connect with 100+ outdoor educators; outdoors associations; suppliers / providers; and government agencies at this key annual sector event. More info »
National Outdoor Sector Survey 2013
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Understanding and Preventing Led Outdoor Accidents Data System (UPLOADS) Research Project
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Supported by an experienced, skill-based Board and specialist advisory committees, OV is committed to developing a sustainable outdoors sector for its members and the community.
This is achieved through:
The Victorian Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are available for use by all outdoors sector businesses and operations. Click on the picture to be taken to the AAS section of the website.
The Safety Guidelines for Education Outdoors are in place to support the planning and approval of: overnight excursions; camps; interstate and overseas visits; excursions requiring sea or air travel; excursions involving weekends or vacations; and adventure activities. The Safety Guidelines are availabe here.
The Guidance Note 'Management of Outdoor Activities for Severe Weather Conditions' is available here.
It provides guidelines for planning issues such as 'severe weather sites' and 'trigger points' as well a specific action for bushfire, thunderstorms, severe wind, lightning strikes and more.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website provides up-to-date information relating to weather that may play a critical role in your safety and success in the outdoors. Essential services provided by the BOM include weather warnings for Victoria, a range of local, district and state level forecasts, flood warnings and charts as well as a wide range of educational resources to help with planning. To find out more click Victorian Weather and Warnings
Parks Victoria is the custodian of a significant and diverse estate of parks in Victoria and maintains the world leading mission of 'Healthy Parks Healthy People.' The Parks Victoria website provides current details on conditions for participating in outdoor recreational activities within the state's parks at http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/park-management/fire,-flood-and-other-closures
Victoria is an ideal destination for adventure activities. It offers mountain, bay, beach, underwater, winter, summer, off-road, aerial and white water experiences for the seeker of thrills. Head out of the city and experience the state's breathtaking backdrops and diverse natural environments first hand or join a tour.
To discover your adventure click http://www.visitvictoria.com/Activities-and-attractions/Outdoor-activities.aspx
Outdoors Victoria is proudly supported by Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV).
SRV maximises the economic and social benefits provided to all Victorians by the sport and recreation sector through:
Outdoors Victoria welcomes feedback and comments from the outdoors sector and other stakeholders. Please feel free to contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 21 May 2013