Outdoors NSW is a member driven organisation, recognised nationally and by government as the peak industry body representing the interests of the outdoor community (recreation, education, adventure tourism and therapy providers and participants) in NSW.
We’re a member-based not-for-profit (NFP) that receives modest government funding and partnership assistance to support our members and serve the people of New South Wales – as well as visitors to our state – by helping them to get outside and experience the benefits of:
Why become a member?
As an Outdoors NSW member, you help us to represent the interests of all outdoor community users in NSW. The greater the membership numbers, the stronger voice we share and the more we can achieve.
Our purpose is to raise the profile, increase participation, and develop capacity and opportunity for positive outdoor experiences, environmental and cultural activities in NSW, and play a leading role in promoting and developing the outdoors community in NSW and beyond.
We do this through representation of members and member groups, promotion of members and outdoor activities, advocacy with government and land/water managers
We also work with industry professionals to further the professionalism and integrity of our industry, and membership to Outdoors NSW enables the collective local voice of NSW outdoor operators to be heard at all levels of government, empowering us to help shape the future of our own industry.
We welcome membership applications from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoor industry.
Networking and professional development opportunities at discounted member rates. Outdoors NSW events include Annual Conference, workshops, seminars and training forums.
Ability to raise issues with Outdoors NSW for consideration by our board to advocate to government and third parties on your behalf
Members rates for National Accommodation, Recreation, and Tourism Accreditation (NARTA) Program as an endorsement that your organisation meets required outdoor practice standards
Regular communications including quarterly newsletter and e-bulletins and ability to include information (approved by board sub-committee). Enews from affiliated organisations including special early bird offers to events and learning opportunities
Exposure on the Outdoors NSW website – through listing and profile opportunities
One member from your organisation can vote at our AGM. Opportunity to nominate yourself or others for the management committee consideration.
Ability to post job or program vacancies on our website.
License to use Outdoors NSW Logo on your materials as promotion of your membership to Outdoors NSW.
Who can be a member?
Membership to Outdoors NSW is available to any commercial, not-for-profit, volunteer, educational or government organisation, group, association, body or individual and offers a range of benefits that will assist you and / or your organisation to provide high quality outdoor experiences.
In short, are you one of the following:
Outdoor recreation providers
Operators and facilitators of outdoor recreation programs
Schools that have run their own outdoor centres or participate in outdoor educationoor practice standards
TAFEs, universities, colleges and vocational institutions delivering courses, training and skills development in outdoor recreation, education, adventure tourism or adventure/nature therapy
Schools and groups that conduct or participate in the The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
Adventure activity and adventure tourism operators
Organisations providing facilities used in outdoor education
Organisations providing nature-based tourism services or nature therapy
Organisations that provide equipment and services to the outdoor community
Land Managers and other stakeholders connected to the outdoor community