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Please find a list of upcoming ACA events and industry events below:


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National Outdoor Education Conference Precursor


  • Learnings from fires and COVID-19
  • ACARA Curriculum Review 
  • Updates from the Outdoor Council of Australia
  • Nature Play Innovations with Pasi Sahlberg
  • Special Announcement

Event Date: 29-09-2021

Event Location: Virtual Webinar

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Outdoor Health Symposium

As governments and policy-makers grapple with new challenges, and the Australian community adapts to new realities, Outdoor Healthcare provides promising cost-effective benefits for our physical, mental, social and cultural health.

Theme: Outdoor Health – A Natural Necessity 

Around the world, humans are either responding to threats posed by covid-19, or beginning to establish a new ‘post-covid normal’. Meanwhile, rates of species extinction are reaching alarming levels, and the effects of climate change are being experienced first-hand by many around the globe. Just like sea levels, rates of human physical-, mental- and social ill health continue to rise. This culmination of human-nature and planetary change calls for a new ‘normal’, or perhaps a remembering of old ways, and makes approaches like Outdoor Health a natural necessity.

Purpose: Share leadership, depth and innovation

This year’s Symposium is an opportunity to engage with and contribute to innovations in outdoor health research and practice. Presentations will span Indigenous health practices, Nature-based health interventions for emerging conditions, and Outdoor health for whole populations. As governments and policy-makers grapple with new challenges, and the Australian community seeks to adapt to new realities, Outdoor Healthcare provides promising cost-effective benefits for our physical, mental, social and cultural health. 

Event Date: 03-11-2021 - 04-11-2021

Event Location: Virtual Event

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Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy – National Forum – Mylor, South Australia 2021

This year’s theme for the Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT) National Forum 2021 is ‘Venturing Out, Journeying Within’, a theme which challenges us to practice what we preach about the practical application of outdoor, nature-based experiences for the purpose of healing and enhancing our health and well-being.

This year’s Forum will focus on sharing the myriad of therapeutic experiences that can be delivered through outdoor experiential journeys and nature-based health practices. Many of these approaches and improving wellbeing are being practiced in combination with mainstream approaches to health care, as well as complimentary and allied health and indigenous on-country approaches. These kinds of practices are being used across the life course, from early childhood resilience-building, youth at risk interventions, post-traumatic growth, disability life enhancement, family therapy, suicide prevention, recovery from domestic violence, workplace wellness, team and leadership development, to aging well, and more.

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Event Date: 15-10-2021 - 17-10-2021

Event Location: Mylor Adventure Camp

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Australian Camps Association - Annual General Meeting

Join us for our 2021 Annual General Meeting!

Have your say in the running of your Association, meet the Board and and enjoy a presentation before the AGM (at 2pm) from an ACA Member. 

R.S.V.P's are essential.

For more information please contact the ACA Office - 03 9863 6822.

Download Notice of AGM (coming soon) |  Download Proxy Form (coming soon)

Event Date: 19-11-2021 - 19-11-2021

Event Location: T.B.C


International Camp Directors Course (ICDC)

The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) has been developed as a professional development course for camp managers, directors and operators and other experienced outdoor professionals. The curriculum in Australia has been adapted to align with the local industry.

**International participants are welcome however, the course will be conducted in English and will not be interpreted.*

Event Date: 03-07-2022 - 06-07-2022

Event Location: Lilydale Lakeside Conference and Event Centre

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National Outdoor Education Conference 2022

The 2022 biennial National Outdoor Education Conference will be hosted by Outdoors NSW & ACT from 26 – 29 September 2022 at the Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

This is a National event for all Outdoor Leaders, Practitioner’s, Educators and Education Institutions that are serious about the outcomes of Outdoor Education for our communities. Learn from leading practitioner’s, academics and successful businesses in new innovations, considerations to overcome the challenges of the future… which look a little different to the challenges we might have thought we would be facing.

The theme this year is to reconnect with one another in the industry and work on our future opportunities.


Event Date: 26-09-2022 - 29-09-2022

Event Location: Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

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latest news

Factory life, new equipment, and the best takeaway.

At One Planet, the multiple closure(s) of our Melbourne manufacturing has kept us agile, with our longest shutdown being more than 100 days. However, there have been upsides: during 2020-2021 we have been fortunate to have the time and opportunity to reinvigorate our commitment to local manufacturing Behind the scenes, we’ve made significant investments in technologies for our Melbourne facility, acquiring a modern automatic cutter for textiles and webbing, the latest seam- sealing technology and elegant down-filling machinery. New equipment for us: to make the best equipment for you.

Last Minute Availability
Allambee Camp
24/09/21 - 03/10/21 100
ATAP accredited
The Priory
06/10/21 - 08/10/21 200
VIC - High Country
ATAP accredited
Merricks Lodge
11/10/21 - 15/10/21 170
Mornington Peninsula
ATAP accredited