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October Newsletter

October newsletter – Find out more about:

  • A wrap up on Outdoors October
  • New Board Appointments
  • Complete the Outdoor Risk Intelligence Survey
  • See some pics from the Sector Sundowner

Link to the September edition here.

Wrapping up Outdoors October 2023

There’s been plenty to shout about during Outdoors October.

An initiative of Outdoors WA, and the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), Outdoors October is designed to shine a light on the sector and promote the range of activities Western Australians can participate in across the State.

With over 100 events registered on the Outdoors October website – from Adventure Racing to Walking and stretching from Albany to Ningaloo – the message was clear that wherever you are, and whatever your appetite for activity is, the outdoors sector has got you covered!

Thanks to the power of community, the sector was very loud in promoting Outdoors October through social media.  Outdoors WA itself saw a 94% lift year on year in its Facebook traffic, and 473% lift in its Instagram traffic.  A testament to the community’s interest in getting outdoors.

On behalf of the sector, Outdoors WA would like to send a huge message of thanks to the Recreation team at DLGSC who put in a lot of hours of support to launch Outdoors October.

Thank you also to the teams at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and Trails WA who also formed part of a steering group to drive Outdoors October this year.  Thank you!

One thing is for sure.  We all want to see more and more Western Australian’s getting involved and active in the Outdoors.  We all know the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits we derive from being active outside.

So, let’s ensure we all connect to one another’s Facebook and Instagram channels to share the love.  And of course, we’d encourage you to connect on LinkedIn too which is an untapped resource for the sector.

New Board Appointments

Outdoors WA is pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new elected members to the board at Friday’s AGM. Joining the Board are:

Greg Stagbouer, Rob McSporran and Matt Wells. Between them they bring deep experience in safety & risk, outdoor retailing, and adventure education.

You can see full details of the Outdoors WA Board here.

Outdoor Risk Intelligence Survey

The National Centre for Outdoor Risk & Readiness (NatCORR), with the support of Outdoors WA, is conducting a survey into incident reporting & the impact of heat management & air quality on outdoor programs / activities.

NatCORR will share the results with participants and is looking to pilot some new tools here in WA first.

To help the sector and complete the Outdoor Risk Intelligence Survey, please click HERE.

Sector Sundowner

It was great to meet so many people at the Outdoors WA Sector Sundowner last Friday. It’s always a rare opportunity for the Sector to get together. Thanks to all who were able to make it at this busy time of year.