Membership 2017-10-27T14:51:47+00:00


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


Any individual who values NSW’s outdoors and would like to be associated with our organisation.


If so, consider JOINING US TODAY as a member and helping to advance outdoor experiences in NSW. Membership is for a 12-month period, and Outdoors NSW Member fees are used to benefit all its members.

Membership Options

Practitioner $10 Appplication Fee $100 Annual Fee

Constituent $150 Application Fee $650 Annual Fee

Summit Partnership $10,000 Annual Fee – Please call or email our office directly to enquire about this opportunity

Please click the link below to view the benefits to each membership option.

Practitioner $10 Appplication Fee $100 Annual Fee

  • 10% discount on all professional development events & workshops, including our annual Outdoors NSW Conference
  • 10% discount on interstate and National conferences
  • Monthly newsletter subscription Member email alerts
  • Invitation to upcoming member-only events
  • Invitation to submit items for newsletter
  • In person constitutional voting rights

Constituent $150 Application Fee $650 Annual Fee

  • All the above AND:
  • Listing on the Outdoors NSW website
  • Social Media sharing of your business postings and events
  • Event listing on the Outdoors NSW website
  • Discount application fee for National Accommodation Recreation Tourism Accreditation (NARTA)
  • Priority invitation to sponsor a table at the annual conference
  • An opportunity to sponsor a monthly newsletter
  • Ability to utilise Outdoors NSW logo in advertising
  • Constitutional voting rights


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