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Outdoors WA continually advocates for open consultation and the improvement of policy, funding and facilities for the outdoor sector.  We maintain close relationships with the Government and government departments, community groups and political parties to achieve better outcomes for those leading in the outdoor sector.

We welcome your voice and encourage you as a member of the outdoor community to be actively involved in these conversations.

If you would like more information or to assist with advocacy please contact us.

You will find areas of active consultation here.

News - Australian Adventure Activity Standard is launched02-Dec-2019

Outdoors WA welcomes the release of the final Adventure Activity Stand Good Practice Guides that will provide a good practice framework for safe and responsible planning and delivery of outdoor adventure activities with dependent participants. ..

News - Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review07-Nov-2019

Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review In 2016, the Department of Transport (DoT) commenced the first comprehensive review of safety equipment requirements for recreational vessels in WA since 1992. The aim of the review i..

Consultation: Review of Equine Units - respond by 20 October. (closed)19-Oct-2017

SkillsIQ have released their SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Equine Draft Case for Endorsement based on the equine consultations Liz Horne did earlier in the year. There are 15 Units of Competency for your comment as well as the supporting..

Previous Advocacy Responses

Outdoors WA is your active voice in responding to issues impacting the WA outdoor sector.  You can read our response to recent issues below.

Consultation: Peel Regional Trails Strategy Review (closed)14-May-2018

Peel Regional Trails Strategy Review Survey Do you like to explore trails in the Peel Region? If you have 10 minutes to spare, please let us know what you think about the trails and facilities in the Peel Region. We are collaborati..

Consultation - Horse Trail Riding Public consultation draft standard release (closed)06-Dec-2017

Horse Trail Riding AAS released for public consultation. The draft standard for Horse Trail Riding for the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (Australian AAS) has just been released for public comment. All members of the outdoors..

Consultation: Mt Biking & Cycle Touring draft activity standard[s] Australia AAS (closed)18-Sep-2017

Mt Biking & Cycle Touring draft activity standard[s] released for public consultation for the Australia AAS. 12 September 2017 The draft standard for Mt Biking & Cycle Touring for the Australian Adventure Activity Standard..

Consultation - Australian AAS Bushwalking & Camping Activity Standards released for public (clos03-May-2017

Bushwalking and Camping draft Australia AAS activity standards released for public consultation The draft standards for Bushwalking and Camping for the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (Australian AAS) has just been released for public..

Consultation: Skills IQ Consultation Monday 21 or Tuesday 22 November 2016 (closed)21-Nov-2016

Outdoors WA has identified within the sector the growing challenge in finding qualified and experienced staff to lead outdoor adventure activities in WA. In order to understand and address these needs a series of consultation meetings will be hel..

Consultation: open draft Western Australia Strategic Trails Blueprint 2016-2021 (closed)17-Nov-2016

Outdoor sector trail users feedback is being sought on the draft Western Australian Strategic Trails Blueprint 2016-2021. Download a copy here (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=163869) The Trails Blueprint is being developed by the Western Aus..

Consultation: Unlocking the Rangelands (closed)05-May-2016

Unlocking the potential of the Rangelands The draft Land Administration Amendment Bill 2016 together with the accompanying Consultation Paper is open for public comment. Outdoors WA believes that this reform has the opportunity to transform ..

Consultation Mountain Biking Guidelines Released for Comment (closed)10-Sep-2015

The Mountain Bike Working Group is pleased to release the draft Western Australian Mountain Bike Management Guidelines for public comment. Mountain biking is one of the most rapidly growing recreational and sporting activities in Western Aus..

Consultation Albany Trails Hub Strategy (closed)05-Jun-2015

You can have your say on the Albany Trails Hub Strategy here ( The City of Albany Trails Hub Strategy aims to: Improve the quality, type and number of ..

Consultation: Adventure Activity Standards (closed)29-May-2015

The review process for the following four Adventure Activity Standards has commenced: Bushwalking Challenge Ropes Four Wheel Driving Snorkeling and Wildlife Swims Involvement is sought from practitioners to review the current ..

Consultation: Perth and Peel Mountain Biking Masterplan Survey (closed)08-May-2015

As part of the Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan (PPMP), consultant Common Ground Trails invites members of the community to nominate locations that they think could be developed for mountain biking in the Perth Metropolitan and Peel ..

Consultation: Recreation on South West dams and lakes (closed)08-May-2015

The Department of Transport (DoT) has embarked on a systematic review of aquatic use of these dams and lakes to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of these important waterways. A review of recreational use is being undertaken on a..

Consultation: Outdoor Recreation Training Package Forum (closed)26-Mar-2015

Did you have your say on training in WA? We had a range of outdoor employers, leaders and trainers come along and share their thoughts on what’s working, what’s not and how we can improve the current training package. ..

Consultation: Vocational Employment and Training VET Reform (closed)17-Feb-2015

The federal VET reform process continues, Outdoors WA attended a number of consultation meetings with the Department of Industry who were interested in hearing from industry and the training sector to help identify issues and opportunities. F..

Consultation: Kalbarri National Park (closed)13-May-2014

The Kalbarri National Park draft management plan is now open for public comment. The public comment period for this draft management plan is an opportunity to provide information, express your opinion,suggest alternatives and have your say on..

Consultation: Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations Review (closed)01-Mar-2014

The Department of Local Government and Communities has commenced a review of the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997 in relation to nature-based parks. Comment is being sought on the draft Nature–based parks guidelines for de..

Consultation: Recreational Hunting (closed)01-Mar-2014

The Standing Committee on Public Administration has commenced an inquiry into recreational hunting in Western Australia The terms of the inquiry cover an acknowledgement of the use in other States of regulated, licensed recreational hunting..

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