Metro Melbourne Schools Clear for Regional Camps

The below message comes directly form the Department of Education and relates to all Victorian schools as Melbourne begins to move out of COVID lockdown and regional Victoria’s restrictions are eased further. As at midnight tonight, Thursday 10th June, 2021:...

Business Assistance grants

The Victorian Government has announced they will double existing support payments for businesses affected by the extension of the circuit-breaker restrictions. Business Costs Assistance Program grants of $2,500 for eligible businesses directly affected by the industry...

Latest updates on School Camps in Victoria

  This latest information came directly via the Department of Education today **An additional update for regional schools late Thursday  June 3 : Excursions and incursions are not permitted at this time.   Regional schools – students can participate in a school...

Covid 19 Victorian Restrictions update

Like many Victorians you will probably be up to date with the latest news relevant to you with regards to COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore within these posts we don’t try to cover everything, other than how restrictions (or the easing of) affect Outdoor related...
School Camps and Excursions Update

School Camps and Excursions Update

We’ve received word from DET today with a few specifics related to the current lockdown throughout Victoria: School camps and excursions cannot take place at this time The exception are camps that commenced prior to 11.59pm on Thursday 27 May, 2021. These can...

Covid-19 restrictions for Melbourne update

Metropolitan Melbourne moves to revised COVIDSafe Settings on 6:00pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 Some new restrictions have been put in place due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Melbourne. We’re happy to advise that camps and excursions can still continue to take place,...

Seeking New OV Board Members

It’s hard to believe that three of OV’s founding Board members, Anthony Hall, Steve, Mc Murtrie, and Michael Naismith have come to the end of their extended terms, so along with another long-standing Board member, Mark Collard, they will be leaving us in...

Outdoor Education Awards 2021

Victoria’s Outdoor Education Awards are now open for nominations Entry is free To enter you must be an Affiliate Member of Outdoors Victoria If you are not a member you can do so for as little as $125+gst per annum See below for information on nomination...

Zoom chat for Nature Play Week

Outdoors Victoria is hosting an online afternoon  chat to coincide with Nature Play Week on MONDAY April 19th @4.30pm The session will update the sector on the Nature Kindergarten Facilitator Demonstration Project and examine the challenges and opportunities the...

OCA SUMMIT 2021 Update

Dates announced: 25th- 26th May The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) has announced a summit to discuss the priorities and a path to a possible transformation of the outdoors sector across Australia. It is the perfect time to come together to further unite and...
Quick Guide to Get Active Kids Voucher Program

Quick Guide to Get Active Kids Voucher Program

OV has complied a few quick links for activity providers and clubs about ‘The Get Active Kids Voucher Program’ which helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment.

Digital Checkpoints Updated

The new VCE Outdoor & Environmental studies 2021-23 edition also has new digital content. Digital Checkpoints are an online, interactive and responsive version of the study guide optimised for reading on a tablet, mobile or laptop and include: multiple-choice...

Nature Kindergarten Project Update

We are very excited that the first major face-to-face engagement for the Nature Kindergarten Facilitation Demonstration Project is starting this week. Outdoors Victoria’s facilitator Rose Major and colleague Lisa Coxon from the Early Childhood Outdoor Learning...

Save the Date: OV’s Next Zoom Chat

The next online chat with Andrew   REGISTER HERE When:Thursday March 4 @10.30 am Listen to the latest news, ask questions or share your insights. Suggested topic of discussion will be the OCA summit. However the session will be open to attendees to raise anything they...

OCA Summit 2021

In response to the challenges of the past year, the need to further unite & strengthen the outdoor sector nationally has been identified by the Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA). The OCA Board, which is made up of CEOs and Presidents of many of the State and...

Farewell to Rusty from the Nature Stewards team

Nature Stewards’ much loved facilitator, Rusty, is finishing up with the program. We would like to wish him all the best with his next endeavours and say a HUGE thank you! Rusty has been with us from the beginning and an incredible asset to the Nature Stewards...