Reclassifying our parks

Reclassifying our parks

To Be or Not To Be A National Park? That is the question the Victorian State Government may need to address in light of a major report on Victoria’s public land. The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) have recently released draft recommendations based...
Important changes within Outdoors Victoria

Important changes within Outdoors Victoria

Dear colleagues, I’m writing to share with you some changes coming up at Outdoors Victoria. After four years as Chairman of the OV Board, I’ve decided to step aside, effective as of October 7. I’m very pleased to announce that Mark Dingle will step into the role from...
Advocacy for outdoors education

Advocacy for outdoors education

As Victoria’s voice for the outdoors community, OV engages government leaders on the policy and funding decisions that matter for us. Late in 2015, we prepared a list of investment priorities entitled “Invest Outdoors” to focus attention on the need for greater...
March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

A word from the Chair… Two years ago, Victoria shifted to a user pays funding model in our parks by introducing camping fees. Last month, the USA did exactly the opposite. Under the banner “Every Kid in a Park”, US President Barack Obama announced that every...

Education Outdoors Conference 2015 Update

Our Education Conference 2015 is LIVE! Thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team. There is still much to do as we have big plans to make this year even more interesting and exciting with new presentations and workshops and streams of learning, plus a plethora of...

Feb 2015 Newsletter

1,211 ways to get outdoors  Out of curiosity, Outdoors Victoria recently did a tally of how many outdoor sport and recreation clubs were active in Victoria. We figured a couple of hundred. The real number is a whopping 1,211 clubs, covering 22 different activity...

November 2014 Newsletter

Victoria’s political parties on the outdoors, in their own words As a nonpartisan organisation, Outdoors Victoria doesn’t endorse any political party – but we do support good policy for the outdoor community, and we think it’s important that...
Outdoors Victoria Education 2015

Outdoors Victoria Education 2015

Save these dates: Friday 22nd / Saturday 23rd/ Sunday 24th May 2015 Outdoors Victoria is thrilled to announce that our OV Education Conference 2015 will be held at Camp Marysville, located in the foothills of Lake Mountain just outside of the beautiful town of...

10 Top Smartphone Apps for the Outdoors

Whether you’re heading off into the bush this summer, or simply looking for different ways to entertain your kids outside, you might like to try some of these great Smartphone Apps. Some people may not agree that there is a place for a mobile device in the outdoors...

Outdoor Education is?

Ok so it’s only taken us 6 months or so to publicly acknowledge the students at Federation Uni who made this wonderful movie whilst attending, and volunteering, at our Outdoor Education Conference 2014! Really we have been busy working on building a worthy website to...