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Australian Adventure Activity Standard and related Good Practice Guides

The Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and related Good Practice Guides (GPGs) are now available. 

They provide a voluntary good-practice framework for safe and responsible planning and delivery of led outdoor adventure activities with dependent participants. The formation of the Aust. AAS and GPG’s have been supported and funded 2016-2019 by a meeting of the State and Territory Sport and Recreation Ministers of Australia.

Safety requirements shouldn’t change just because you cross a state border. That is why state outdoors peak bodies including Outdoors WA came together and developed the Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and related Good Practice Guide’s (GPGs).

The good practice framework is provided in:

The AAAS – this addresses the common ‘requirements’ for all types of adventure activities
The Core GPG – this provides additional information to help support implementing the AAAS
The various activity GPGs – these provide guidance specific to the various activities. – see below

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Western Australian Adventure Activity Standards

Four WA Adventure Activities were not updated due to resource allocation to complete guidelines for activities that are:

  • conducted across the vast majority of States and Territories

  • and/or do not have current guidance from public land managers, other government authorities or a recognised association

 For these four activities, please refer in this order to the:

  1. The Australian Adventure Activity Standard – this addresses the common ‘requirements’ for all types of adventure activities
  2. The Core Good Practice Guide – this provides additional information to help support implementing the AAAS before referring to the  activity in WA Adventure Activity Standard (below).

Activity weather guides

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has outdoor adventure activity weather guides outlining available information services, hazards and warnings. The following links take you to the:
weather guide for land-based activities
weather guide for marine-based activities






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