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September Newsletter

September newsletter – Find out more about:

  • What’s on during Outdoors October
  • Access a free work safety webinar
  • Get up to date on the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAAS)
  • Register for an International Risk Management workshop
  • Contribute to a Climate Impact Survey
  • Find out about the new Outdoors WA CEO

Link to the September edition here.


We are just days away from Outdoors October 2023, a month-long celebration of everything outdoors in WA.  Read about how you can be involved and find out about some important safety and climate news.   – See you out there.  Outdoors WA

Outdoors October 2023

Outdoors October is a key deliverable of the State Government’s WA Outdoor framework, ‘More People More Active Outdoors’. During the month we will be shining a spotlight on everything outside and encouraging the community to get out and about.

Here’s how you can get involved:

1.      Register your events on the Outdoors October website

If you are running an event, tell us about it! We’ll be promoting the Outdoors October website actively through the month. Just click the link to complete the form and lodge your event details now. Outdoor October Form.

2.      Promote Outdoors October on your Socials

We’ll be active on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn not only sharing the calendar of activities but promoting your events too. Please use the #hashtags #OutdoorsOctober and #OutdoorsWA in your posts. You can also download some social templates here

To find out more visit

FREE Work Health Safety Webinar

To support the sector in understanding the recent changes in the Work Health and Safety legislation in Western Australia, Outdoors WA has arranged for prominent Barrister Maria Saraceni​ to host an introductory webinar to help explain operators’ obligations. This is a must attend for any business to ensure they are fully across their obligations.

You can pre-register your interest here.

Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAAS)

exploration in the outdoors comes with some risks.  To help operators manage these risks to the best of their ability, the sector developed the Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and related Good Practice Guides (GPGs).

They were endorsed by a meeting of the State and Territory Sport and Recreation Ministers of Australia in 2019.

You can find a copy of these standards relevant to your involvement here.

International Risk Management Worshop

The team from Xcursion Risk are back in WA again next month and will be running their International Risk Management workshop day in Perth on October 30.

The Course is designed for Senior School Leaders, Teachers & Administrators planning and running international school tours and School Risk & Compliance managers who are overseeing international school tours.

The course covers topics such as dealing with WH&S standards, health & security whilst overseas and Emergency& crisis response planning. You can find out more here:

Climate Impact Survey

Now’s your chance to participate in an Australia-wide survey regarding the Outdoors Industry’s present position on climate change. A survey was previously conducted in 2021. The sector would like to collect data again to make a comparison with the industry’s sentiment in 2023.  The survey is being undertaken by the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Want to share your opinions? Here’s your chance:

New Outdoors WA CEO

The Board of Outdoors WA is pleased to announce Neil Le Febvre  as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Neil is an accomplished business leader bringing over 30 years’ experience from operating internationally at executive and board level.  He has held executive leadership roles in a number of highly successful commercial organisations as well as being the former Chair of Trails WA. Importantly he has a big passion for the outdoors. In conjunction with the Board of OWA, Neil’s vision is to deliver meaningful outcomes to our valued members and the outdoors sector we support.